For previous flooding in the Dayboro township that came close to what was experienced on January 11 2011, one would need to look to the 1931 floods.  The limitation here is that this information largely consists of black and white photos and Courier Mail press clippings.

The lead-up to the flooding is similar in both cases as regards the large volume of rainfall that was received in the days leading up to "the event".

Records on the black and white photos do not disclose when the photos were actually taken i.e. whether it was taken at the height of the flooding, leading up to the maximum height or some time after the water started to receed.

With modern technology we have more avenues to collect and display this information but, even then, often the vital pieces are left out e.g. the time that the photo or footage (in the case of videos) was taken.

The footage in this YouTube video was taken at 10.53am by local resident Tony Gardiner. This was after they were given the OK to walk through the floodwater.

Starting at our Bank (Electricity Credit Union) this footage pans up Williams Street, across to the Dayboro Butchery, Eagle Boys Pizza and Terah’s Restaurant then back towards Dayboro Cottage:

Here are more YouTube links to Tony’s videos:

The main street, Williams Street, showing Terrors Restaurant (in building also housing the IGA) Eagle Boys Pizza, Dayboro Butchery,  Sugar Mill Creek Bridge – “What bridge”; Dayboro Pharmacy and Rendezvous,  and the Accountants,on the opposite side of road:


This appears to have been taken from the house next to Matilda Garage across to the Mt Mee Road / Williams Street intersection and to Roderick Cruice Park.


Lions Park (Williams Street)  the Accountant’s Cottage and across to other side of road for Dayboro Butchery, Eagle Boys Pizza etc – photo taken from Crown Hotel end of Williams Street i.e. from the opposite side of the bridge to the previous footage:


Dayboro Bowls Club  – taken from the club house patio and panning across the bowling greens.


Dayboro Flooding 2011

Dayboro Flood




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