30 Jul 1809 - Hawkesbury River flooded

#OnThisDay 30 July 1809 the Hawkesbury River flooded again and eight lives were lost.  Once again vital crops were lost and starvation was a real threat. The height of the Hawkesbury River at the Windsor Bridge was 14.64m, a records that stood until June 1867.

Previous floods had occurred in 1795, 1799 and 1806.


See entries in the Colonial Secretary's Papers under Hawkesbury District and Floods

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