On the Brisbane floods

Some interesting stuff on Brisbane and floods:

Just in case you didn’t know that Queensland was a flood-province here is the Bureau of Meteorology’s history of flooding on the Bremer and the Brisbane Rivers. Have a look at how many floods and especially at the 1893 flood – and the extracts from the papers/journals/diaries.


Secondly, here is a link to a whole stack of illustrative aerial photos.


Thirdly, here is an aerial photo (Google maps style) that you can zoomin and out of. NB It seems to be a composite photo and the eastern part of the river (New Farm and downstream)appears to have been taken before the flood.


About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.


  1. John,
    Nearmap.com has a set up from 13th Sept, pretty high res.

  2. Peter Flynn says

    BOM is close to the world’s best website.



  3. Photo 8435-01 from Skyepic’s page shows the Sherwood AFC and Western Suburbs Ovals under water. You can also see the house I grew up in on the left of the bridge just beside the back arrow button. Fortunately the house was not affected this time around.

    Many happy memories of sneaking under the fence near the train station to see Wests play!

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