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Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Floodwaters in Sixth Street, Townsville, 1946'
Picture relating to South Townsville - titled 'Townsville during flood, 1946'

Floodwaters in Sixth Street, Townsville, 1946

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1946
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Image shows flooded houses in Sixth Street, South Townsville.
The flooding was caused by a cyclone which hit Townsville on the night of the 2nd March 1946. Lightning struck the Powerhouse leaving the city without power and light. Water entered many houses and two houses were swept away at Hermit Park. [Information taken from: Tropical cyclone impacts along the Australian east coast from November to April 1858 to 2000, retrieved 22 October 2003, from <http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/impacts-eastcoast.htm>]

This picture is also part of the following Bonzle photo collections: