25 Jun 1852 - flood disaster in Gundagai

#OnThisDay 25 June 1852 89 people died in flooding around Gundagai in south-west NSW in what was Australia's worst flood disaster. After heavy rain throughout the month, the town of Gundagai, located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, was hit by a giant swell early in the morning of 25 June. Only three houses remained standing and 89 people out of the town's population of 250 drowned.

Following high floods in 1853 the town was moved to higher ground on Mount Parnassus.

From the Collection

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