october memories / 14

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

14th October, 1923 : Melbourne and many parts of Victoria are awash and two people have drowned in the worst flooding seen since 1891. After a week of steady rain, Yarra burst its banks today, causing chaos throughout the city. One youth died while canoeing with friends at Abbotsford and baby girl was carried away by the swollen creek at Flemington. Scores of houses have been evacuated, particularly around Kew and Ivanhoe, and many streets are submerged.

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