Digitised @ SLQ – Photographs from Rockhampton’s Great Flood of 1918

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rockhampton’s Great Flood of 1918, State Library of Queensland recently digitised seven images from our historical photograph collection documenting the disaster. These images and others are available online through our One Search catalogue.

Flooded East Street in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 59588

Flooded East Street in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 59588

View of the Fitzroy Bridge over the flooded Fitzroy River in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 20972

View of the Fitzroy Bridge over the flooded Fitzroy River in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 20972

People observing the rising floodwaters at the entrance to the Fitzroy Bridge in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 20951

People observing the rising floodwaters at the entrance to the Fitzroy Bridge in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 20951

 

Railway workshops surrounded by floodwater in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 20963

Railway workshops surrounded by floodwater in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 20963

Walter Reid & Company Limited's warehouse surrounded by floodwater in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 13961

Walter Reid & Company Limited’s warehouse surrounded by floodwater in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 13961

View looking towards flooded North Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 23161

View looking towards flooded North Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 23161

Floodwaters surround the Central Queensland Meat Export Company Works in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 49240

Floodwaters surround the Central Queensland Meat Export Company Works in Rockhampton, Queensland, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 49240

Further reading:

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland