QUEENSLAND FLOOD SUMMARY 1920 - 1929
|1920||January||From 5th to 8th the Mary and Maroochy rivers flooded and a man drowned at Kin Kin. During the period 17th to 22nd there was local heavy flooding in the north-west, central-west and south-east, chiefly in coastal rivers between Townsville and Rockhampton. Again, from 25th and 31st there were local heavy floods in the north-west and between Townsville to Mackay. The FlindersRiver at Hughenden was in high flood.|
|1920||February||On 1st there was
flooding in the Cloncurry district
and from 4th to 7th flooding occurred between Cooktown and Cardwell and
west to the Gulf. The second event was a result of the disastrous
that crossed the coast between Port Douglas and Innisfail. A man
in the Russell River and another in the Daintree
had a record flood at 6 metres over the rails, and enormous loss of
The Leichhardt River was 5 metres over the rails.
From 7th to 9th further flooding occurred between Cooktown and Cardwell, and on 10th the Maranoa River was in high flood and the Balonne and Warrego rivers in moderate flood.
|1920||March||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1920||April||From 19th to 24th some heavy flooding occurred in coastal rivers between Cooktown and Ayr. The Mulgrave River was the highest for many years. There was local flooding in the Carpentaria, Central and Western districts. On 30th the Babinda district had floods.|
|1920||May||On 6th and 7th floods occurred between Cooktown and Bowen and in some northern interior rivers. The Mulgrave and Etheridge rivers were in high flood.|
|1920||June||On 14th the Warrego, Ward, Bulloo, Paroo and Langlo rivers were in high flood.|
|1920||July||Between 1st and 5th there were floods in the Balonne, Severn, Warrego, Bulloo, Barcoo and Paroo rivers and tributaries. The Bulloo and Blackwater rivers were the highest ever known. Cooper Creek was 30 kilometres wide and serious stock losses were reported.|
|1920||August||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1920||September||As a result of heavy thunderstorm rains from 14th to 17th, local floods occurred in several districts south from Rockhampton.|
|1920||October||Local heavy flooding in the Mt. Perry and Gayndah districts on 15th. The Barcoo, Warrego, Maranoa and other western rivers were in flood from 20th to 24th.|
|1920||November||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1920||December||The Blackwater and Bulloo rivers were in flood from 4th to 6th. There was local heavy flooding between Cloncurry and Kuridala on 6th. Flooding occurred in the Rosedale, Bundaberg, Maryborough and Blackall districts between 8th and 9th and a man drowned in the Barcoo River near Tambo.|
|1921||January||From 8th to 11th there was flooding between Cooktown and Cairns, and the Mulgrave River and a few other streams were in high flood. From 13th to 16th local floods occurred between Townsville and Rockhampton, and between Rockhampton and Clermont. From 17th and 22nd there was flooding between Cooktown and Townsville.|
|1921||February||On 21st and 22nd floods occurred in the Bulloo River and Cooper Creek and record floods were reached at Adavale. A man drowned near Thylungra Station. On 27th and 28th there was local flooding between Port Douglas and St. Lawrence.|
|1921||March||From 4th to 9th
there were floods between Blackall
and Emmet, in the St. George district, and between Charleville and
The Langlo and Bulloo rivers
and Cooper Creek were
in high flood and two men drowned near Thargomindah.
From 7th to 9th there were floods between Cairns and Cardwell and low lying parts of Innisfail were submerged. In the period 11th to 14th flooding occurred between Townsville, Mackay and Sarina, with residential areas of Mackay inundated. The floods in the Proserpine district were the heaviest for years and the Mulgrave and Johnstone rivers were in flood.
From 17th to 22nd there was some heavy flooding between Cooktown and Cardwell, especially in the vicinity of Cairns, low lying portions of which were submerged. Again, from 25th to 30th there was severe flooding between Port Douglas and Cardwell, especially in the Cairns district. Heavy loss of cattle was reported.
|1921||April||From 1st to 6th some heavy flooding occurred in rivers flowing into south-eastern and southern sections of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Between 6th and 8th most of the coastal rivers south from Gladstone flooded. Bundaberg, Maryborough, Gympie and other centres were temporarily submerged, but no very serious inundations were reported.|
|1921||May||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1921||June||From 6th to 13th there were big floods in practically all south-west rivers A man drowned near Charleville, where water was the highest for 10 years. Many streams in other sub-tropical districts flooded. Water was just under one metre deep in the main street of Goondiwindi, where the level was the highest since 1890.|
|1921||July||From 1st to 6th
practically all sub-tropical
rivers and streams flooded to some extent. Almost general dislocation
traffic. Serious inundations in many districts, especially at
where the river was a little higher than in the June flood. There were
heavy losses of stock in the Goondiwindi area, 5000 head of sheep being
drowned in one district, and 2000 in another. On 12th a flood occurred
in the Chinchilla district.
From 20th to 26th most rivers flooded in the south-eastern part of the State, as far west as the Maranoa and Balonne rivers. In the Maranoa and Darling Downs districts, and the far southern part of the South Coast district, floods were the most extensive since 1890 and 1893. Goondiwindi experienced its third big flood in about 5 weeks. This third event was a little higher than the two earlier inundations, and only 50mm lower than the record flood of March 1890.
Lower portions of Warwick and the eastern part of Roma were submerged. Several houses at Texas were washed away and two men drowned. Another man drowned at Inglewood. Heavy stock losses were reported from several districts, and damage to bridges, roads and crops was extensive.
|1921||August||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1921||September||Between 3rd and 7th there were floods in the Mackay-Finch Hatton district, the Rolleston and Blackall districts, and all south-western rivers flooded.|
|1921||October to November||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1921||December||During the period 26th to 31st all coastal rivers and the Condamine, Macintyre, Maranoa and Warrego rivers flooded to some extent. The town of Chinchilla was submerged and considerable damage done to property. Most of Mitchell and parts of Dalby were inundated. Wharfs and low lying parts of Bundaberg became submerged. The Logan and Burnett rivers were the highest since 1893. Seven drowning fatalities occurred, on each at Brisbane, Bundaberg, Kalbar, Gin Gin, Mundubbera, Miriam Vale and Townsville. Stock losses were very heavy.|
|1922||January||Between 1st and 11th flooding from the previous month was still affecting the Balonne River country. Local flooding occurred from heavy thunderstorms, notably at Mareeba on 9th and at Tambo on 11th. There were floods in the Norman River and other streams flowing into the southern end of the Gulf of Carpentaria from 29th to 31st.|
|1922||February||From 1st to 10th
there were floods in all rivers
draining from Central Queensland towards Lake Eyre and the Darling
Floods also occurred in the basins of the Burdekin,
and Mary rivers, and there was a heavy fresh in the
Parts of Rockhampton were submerged and streets in Longreach and Winton were inundated. A bridge was washed away at Saltern, thousands of sheep were lost, a man drowned near Winton and another at Corfield.
From 12th to 18th heavy floods occurred between Port Douglas and Mackay with parts of Bowen becoming submerged. Between 26th and 28th there were floods in the Cairns hinterland and bridges were damaged at Mt Surprise and Hobble Creek. Bullock Creek was the highest for 33 years.
|1922||March to November||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1922||December||Between 19th and 21st there was local flooding in the Blackall, Jericho, Blair Athol, Emerald and St. Lawrence districts. A lad drowned at Jericho. On 20th the Bulloo, Ward and Warrego rivers flooded.|
|1923||January||On 3rd and 4th there were local floods in the Taroom, Killarney and Clermont districts.|
|1923||February||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1923||March||From 22nd to 29th some flooding occurred in coastal rivers between Cooktown and Cardwell.|
|1923||April||On 10th flooding of Injune Creek caused damage to the railway line.|
|1923||May to November||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1923||December||On 4th there was local heavy flooding near Murgon. On 21st there was heavy flooding in the Gayndah district and the Columboola district was submerged. On 24th there was flooding in the Warrego, Langlo and Ward rivers, and on 26th there was flooding in the Dalby and Cecil Plains district.|
|1924||January||Between 3rd and 10th floods occurred in all south-western rivers from and including the Maranoa, and there was local flooding of the Condamine River. Portions of Adavale and Charleville were inundated.|
|1924||February||On 4th there was
flooding in the Juandah-Taroom
area with serious damage to the railway near Juandah. As a result of
at Springsure one man drowned. Low lying parts of Brisbane
were submerged and a boy drowned at Zillmere.
On 8th the Paroo River was in high flood and on 11th there was heavy local flooding at Toowoomba and flooding in the Lockyer district. From 12th to 29th local flood rains occurred in most districts and many rivers and creeks were heavily flooded.
Bridge over the Burdekin River
was submerged from 1st to 4th, and again on 9th. There were floods in
rivers flowing towards the Darling River and Lake Eyre from 4th to 8th,
with serious floods in many districts, especially the Longreach,
and Charleville areas. Some south-western rivers were the highest for
years and a man drowned at Muttaburra. Many rivers and creeks in the
and the south-east flooded.
From 9th to 12th floods occurred Cooktown and Townsville, and between 12th and 14th there were floods in the Dirranbandi, Adavale, Thargomindah and Cunnamulla districts. Flooding was severe at Cunnamulla where a man drowned.
On 13th there was flooding between Hughenden and Richmond.
|1924||April||From 5th to 9th there was flooding between Port Douglas and Mackay. Portions of Bowen were submerged.|
|1924||May to June||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1924||July||Between 4th and 11th local flooding occurred in some sub-tropical coastal rivers, chiefly the Burnettand Mary, and also in the Balonne River.|
|1924||August||The Barcoo, Warrego and Langlo rivers flooded from 29th to 31st and traffic was dislocated in the Blackall district. Such conditions had not been experienced in August for over 30 years. Local flooding occurred in other parts of the central and southern interior.|
|1924||September||Local floods in the south-west on 29th. Traffic dislocated between Charleville and Augathella.|
|1924||October||There was flooding between Charleville and Tambo on 7th, and there was local flooding in the South Coast and Darling Downs districts between 21st and 24th. Parts of Goomeri were submerged.|
|1924||November||On 3rd and 19th, the railway between Mackay and Proserpine was damaged by floods From 6th to 24th there was flooding in the Nogoa, Barcoo, and most streams in southern districts west from the Condamine River, especially the south-western rivers. There were big floods in the Augathella and Charleville districts, and stock loss and damage to property was reported. A man drowned in the Barcoo River at Isisford.|
|1924||December||On 13th there was some flooding in the Georgina, Leichhardt, Cloncurry, Gregory and other north-western rivers. From 16th to 30th there was some local heavy floods, chiefly in the Chinchilla district on 16th, and in the Charleville country on 17th.|
|1925||January||Between 19th and 31st there were big floods in several south-western rivers and local flooding in parts of the south-eastern, central and north-western districts.|
|1925||February||Floods occurred in most rivers in the tropical portion of the State between 1st and 6th. Conditions were severe in some coastal streams between Mackay and Cairns, notably in the Burdekin, Haughton, Herbert, Johnstone, Proserpine and Tully rivers. There was extensive railway washaways between Cardwell and Bowen, and the bridge over the Burdekin at Inkerman collapsed with a section of some 75 metres being swept out of position. Floods in the Innisfail district caused early cessation of cane crushing operations, 26,000 tons of cane being left standing.|
|1925||March||From 1st to 3rd
floods were experienced in the
Innisfail district. The railway bridge over the Tully River
submerged. Later in the month, railway services were disrupted
floods in the Tully, Herbert and other north-coast
the last week of the month several western rivers were flooded and
was serious dislocation of traffic, especially between Cloncurry and
and in the south-west.
The Mary River flooded on 11th and 12th. The Stanley, Caboolture, Pine, Logan and Albert rivers were in flood from 16th to 18th. The Pioneer River and tributaries, especially Castle Creek, flooded on 20th, and there were floods in the Langlo River on 21st. Floods occurred in the Thomson River on 22nd and the Barcoo River was in high flood on 23rd.
|1925||April||From 5th to 15th there were floods in the Tully, Johnstone, Russell, Daintree and other north coastal streams.|
|1925||May||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1925||June||From 18th to 22nd most south-coast rivers and creeks rose considerably and there were floods in the Mary and Stanley rivers.|
|1925||July to November||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1925||December||From 15th to 18th there were local floods in the south-eastern districts, particularly between Beenleigh and Tweed Heads, in the Logan, Albert and Coomera rivers. Local flooding was experienced at Gympie. On 31st local flooding occurred in the southern interior and the railway was damaged at Dirranbandi.|
|1926||January||From 1st to 8th there was local heavy flooding in coastal districts south from Mackay and in the subtropical interior. A boy drowned at Ipswich. There were big floods in the Paroo and Bulloo rivers with the level at Thargomindah the highest for 35 years. On 18th and 19th floods occurred between Townsville and Cairns, and on 27th local flooding was experienced on the Downs.|
|1926||February||From 7th to 10th there was flooding between Cardwell and Ayr and between Townsville and Charters Towers. A child drowned at Townsville.|
|1926||March||From 21st to 27th there was considerable flooding in the Paroo and Bulloo rivers and record levels were reached in parts of the Thargomindah district.|
|1926||April||From 1st to 7th there was flooding in the Tully River and one or two other rivers between Cooktown and Cardwell.|
|1926||May||The Bulloo and Paroo rivers were in flood on 12th and 13th and the Balonne River and tributaries flooded from 14th and 17th. There was some flooding in south-eastern rivers, especially in the Burnett and Wide Bay districts, on 17th.|
|1926||June to August||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1926||September||Between 27th and 30th there were high floods in the Paroo and Bulloo rivers as well as the Barcoo and Thomson rivers. A man drowned near Jundah.|
|1926||October to November||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1926||December||From 16th to
31st most creeks and several rivers
in the eastern half of the State flooded. The serious flooding was
confined to the Mary River and tributaries, and the
low lying parts of Maryborough were submerged. Rail and road traffic
disrupted, and crop and stock losses were heavy. A man drowned at
The Burdekin and Burnett rivers reached high levels and floods in the Stanley River disorganised traffic between Woodford and Kilcoy. There was loss of stock in the Brisbane River districts and the railway near Goondiwindi was submerged.
|1927||January||There was local
flooding during the first half
of the month, notably in the Brisbane metropolitan
area on 4th when
low lying parts were under water, and at Southport on 9th.
From 15th to 31st practically all eastern rivers flooded, notably the Tully, Herbert, Johnstone, Burdekin, Burnett and Mary. Traffic was seriously disorganised, especially in the north, and several bridges were destroyed in the Cairns district. The township of Fossilbrook was washed away.
The Gympie district was seriously affected and wharves and low lying parts of Maryborough were inundated. The Mary River at Maryborough reached the highest level since 1898. Loss of life from drowning occurred at Townsville, Mackay, Wowan and Maryborough. Several cane farms sustained considerable damage.
Serious landslides occurred in parts of the South Coast districts, especially in the Blackall Range district. A house near Palmwoods was completely demolished. The Stanley and Upper Brisbane rivers flooded and many of the lower metropolitan suburbs were submerged. Low lying parts of Ipswich were under water and a man drowned near Mitchell.
|1927||February||From 1st to 13th
flooding occurred in various
parts, but chiefly in the North Coast districts. Railway traffic
Tara and Pittsworth, Richmond and Cloncurry, north from Bowen, between
Emerald and Clermont and in the Upper Burnett district was interrupted
owing to submerged lines.
Portions of Surat were under water, there was a drowning fatality near Toowoomba, and seven persons drowned in the Condamine River near Miles. Crops in the West Moreton district were considerably damaged and a large dam at Koorboora was wrecked.
Very serious and some unprecedented floods occurred in the Tully, Herbert, Johnstone, Burdekin and other north coast rivers. At Tully, Cardwell and Charters Towers floods were reported to be the highest on record. Railway traffic north of Bowen was completely disorganised with considerable damage to lines, especially on the Etheridge branch.
Several townships, including Halifax, Ingham, Innisfail and Tully, were partly submerged, and hundreds of people forced to leave their homes. At least 39 people were drowned - 23 at Ingham, 15 at Cardwell and 1 at Townsville. Many houses were washed away and losses of crops, property and stock were very considerable, particularly in the Herbert River district. At Ingham 2,500 cattle and 1,500 horses were drowned. Grain silos at Atherton, Kairi and Tolga were badly damaged and the sea wall at Cairns was broken in several places.
Between 15th and 22nd some north-western rivers flooded and a man drowned in the Leichhardt River. At Urandangie the Georgina River was 6 kilometres wide. Damage was caused to the Dirranbandi railway by a flood in the Balonne River.
|1927||March||From 5th to 14th
and 24th to 26th there was
local flooding in several areas. The Mary River was
twice over bridges
near Gympie. Walker's wharf at Maryborough was submerged, as was the
bridge over Barambah Creek. A man drowned in
Deep Creek in
the Gympie district.
The Stanley River flooded and damaged the railway line between Woodford and Kilcoy. On the Upper Brisbane River the Murrumba and Wivenhoe bridges were covered and crops damaged. Floods in the Coomera and Nerang rivers, Tallebudgera Creek and other streams in the south-eastern corner caused considerable damage.
In parts of the Charleville district houses were invaded by water on 9th. Railway wash-outs occurred between Malbon and Duchess, the Dawson River overflowed the bridge at Taroom, and the line between Emerald and Clermont was submerged. On 29th coastal rivers between Cairns and Innisfail flooded.
|1927||April||On 1st and 2nd minor flooding occurred in several south-eastern rivers, chiefly the Burnett, Mary and Stanley, and numerous bridges were submerged. On 7th rivers between Cairns and Ingham flooded and rail traffic was disorganised.|
|1927||May to September||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1927||October||From 1st to 4th there was heavy local flooding in south-eastern districts, including low lying parts of Brisbane suburbs. On 25th there was some flooding in the Warrego River and adjacent streams.|
|1927||November||Streams between Beenleigh and Tweed Heads flooded from 28th to 30th.|
|1927||December||Between 22nd and
31st extensive floods occurred
in central and south-western parts of the State in the latter half of
month. The only coastal river seriously affected was the Pioneer.
Many streets in Mackay were submerged and a youth drowned in Mirani.
The Nogoa, Belyando, Barcoo, Thomson, Diamantina, Ward, Bulloo, Paroo and Warrego rivers and their tributaries all flooded, and in many districts completely disorganised rail and road traffic. Mail services were suspended and supplies were short. Stock losses were reported and a man drowned in the Barcoo near Blackall, another in the Warrego near Charleville, one in Cornish Creek near Muttaburra, and another in the Thomson near Longreach.
|1928||January||The December floods continued in the south-west during the first week. Otherwise there was only local flooding in southern and central-eastern districts. Traffic was disorganised by flooding in the Warrego and Ward rivers about the middle of the month. There was rail damage in the Bowen district on 19th and near Goomeri on 30th.|
|1928||February||From 6th to 10th
there was local flooding in
coastal regions south from Bowen, chiefly in the southern half of the
coast districts. In the Blackall Ranges and Moreton districts there was
serious damage to crops, interruption to rail services and suspension
Between 13th and 22nd floods were fairly general and more serious over the eastern half of the sub-tropical zone. Practically all streams east from and including the Barcoo and Warrego rivers were affected. Widespread disorganisation of rail services and road traffic was reported from most parts. Primary industries were very seriously dislocated and considerable losses were sustained, particularly in the South Coast and Darling Downs districts.
Heavy expenditure was necessary for reconstruction of roads and bridges in the Nambour district. There were high financial losses to dairy farmers in the Beaudesert district. Five drowning fatalities occurred, one each in the Gin Gin, Pittsworth, Charleville, Dalby and Gayndah districts.
The Condamine and Maroochy rivers reached their highest levels for many years, and the floods in the Coomera, Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Rathdowney and Tallebudgera districts were reported to be the worst in the history. Floodwater was just under one metre deep in the main street of Killarney. Parts of suburbs in Bundaberg and Maryborough were under water and in the latter houses were partly submerged. Floods in the Stanley and Upper Brisbane were very high, but in the metropolitan reaches of the latter only moderate freshes were experienced.
From 27th to 29th there were floods in the Herbert, Johnstone, Mulgrave, Tully and other north coast rivers. Delays to rail traffic resulted.
|1928||March||From 1st to 6th there were floods between Mackay and Cairns. Railway traffic was greatly disorganised and crops damaged At the end of the month minor flooding occurred between Wallangarra and Thallon.|
|1928||April||On 4th there was
minor flooding in several localities
on the coast south from Tewantin, and on 10th there was local flooding
in the south-west. The railway was submerged near Quilpie.
From 17th to 24th floods were experienced over the greater part of the south-eastern quarter and adjacent portions of the south-west.
In the period 18th to 21st serious inundations in coastal country between Gympie and Tweed Heads. Floods said to be the highest on record in one or two instances and several centres were isolated. Road and rail traffic was disrupted and high stock and crop losses were reported. There was only a big fresh in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River, but many low lying metropolitan suburbs were inundated and damage to streets and bridges was high. A lad drowned at Graceville. The Burnett and Mary rivers caused traffic delays. Low lying portions of Bundaberg and Maryborough were flooded.
Interior rivers as far west as the Bulloo flooded and road traffic was disorganised and mail services were delayed. The flood in the Bungil Creek at Roma was considered a record. Quilpie became isolated. The Maranoa River was the highest for seventeen years and some homesteads in the Mitchell district were cut off.
In the period 20th to 24th more serious inundations in the Lower Fitzroy and Dawson rivers and streams in the Dawson Valley. Floods in the latter were of a disastrous and probably unprecedented nature. A house was washed away at Walmul in the Dee River area and the seven occupants drowned. One or two other drowning fatalities were reported. The railway bridge over the Dee River at Mt Morgan was swept away and property damage was extensive.
At Rockhampton several houses were evacuated and 1,000 bales of wool were submerged. Rail traffic north from Gladstone and west from Rockhampton was completely dislocated and mail trains delayed for several days. Extensive damage occurred to railway property at Rannes and the State Coal Mine at Baralaba collapsed. There was heavy damage to crops and loss of stock. At one station alone 3,000 head of cattle were washed away.
|1928||May||Flooding from April continued in the Dawson River country during the first few days.|
|1928||June||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1928||July||On 16th some flooding in the Severn and Macintyre rivers, and bridges were submerged in the Wallangarra district.|
|1928||August to November||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1928||December||From 12th to 19th the Bulloo, Langlo and Paroo rivers, the Cooper Creek and many creeks in the south-west and central districts were in high flood. Stock losses were sustained. On 17th there were heavy local floods in the Clifton district and on 27th there was local flooding between Townsville and Bowen.|
|1929||January||Between 2nd and
15th there was flooding in most
rivers in north coast and central coast areas. Floods were serious in
districts, especially between Cairns and Proserpine. Railway traffic
disorganised for about a fortnight. Low lying parts of Cairns and
were submerged and the sugar mill and low lying parts of Proserpine
A man drowned at Ingham.
In the same period there were also floods in parts of the tropical interior. The Einasleigh and Cloncurry rivers flooded and railway traffic was interrupted. High floods in the Western River near Winton caused extensive line wash outs and serious delay to traffic.
From 18th to 21st there were serious inundations in coastal regions south from Gladstone and between Mackay and Townsville. The Burnett River district was most seriously affected and several shops and dwellings in Bundaberg were partially submerged. Heavy loss of crops and disruptions to rail and road traffic especially in the Gayndah district. A youth was drowned at Abercorn. Train traffic was dislocated between Mackay and Townsville. The Proserpine River reached almost record level. The Stanley and Upper Brisbane rivers flooded, but only a strong fresh occurred in the city reaches of the latter.
|1929||February||From 3rd to 6th
there were floods in the Herbert,
Johnstone, Mulgrave and Tully
rivers and low lying
parts of Innisfail were submerged. Local flooding occurred during the
half of the month in south-eastern districts, particularly in the
Rosewood and Southport-Springbrook areas.
Between 20th and 24th there were floods in the Burnett and Lower Fitzroy river districts. Rockhampton recorded a record rainfall of 775mm in 3 days. All traffic was dislocated for several days. Damage in the Monto district was very severe and low lying parts of Rockhampton were inundated. Considerable damage to roads and bridges at Rockhampton and Mt Morgan. Two men were drowned, one at Rockhampton and one at Gracemere.
From 26th to 28th most rivers in the north coast area were again in flood. Traffic between Cairns and Townsville was completely dislocated and portions of Cairns were inundated. Three persons were drowned.
|1929||March||On 1st and 2nd there was flooding in the Nerang and other rivers in the south-east corner, and on 7th and 8th a minor flood in the Burdekin River. On 12th the Herbert, Johnstone and Tully rivers were in flood and the South Tully district was inundated. A man drowned at Brandon. From 24th to 31st there was isolated local flooding. The Herbert River was over the rails at Ingham on 31st. The Burke River at Boulia was in flood for the first time in many years.|
|1929||April||From 1st to 4th most creeks and smaller rivers in the eastern half of the State flooded. Low lying suburbs of metropolitan Brisbane were under water. There were three deaths from drowning, one each in Rockhampton, Mt Perry and Injune districts. The Flinders River at Hughenden was the highest since 1917. Floods extended as far west as the Warrego and Nive rivers and streets in Augathella were submerged. On 20th and 21st most streams on and near the coast south from Bundaberg flooded.|
|1929||May||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1929||June||On 17th the lower tributaries of the Fitzroy River flooded, particularly Moore's Creek, and on 30th there was flooding in the Pine and Nerang rivers and many of the smaller streams south from Brisbane.|
|1929||July to September||No significant flooding occurred in Queensland.|
|1929||October||On 11th and 12th there was local flooding in south-eastern districts and the Nerang River was in heavy flood.|
|1929||November||On 12th there was some local flooding in the north-west and a man drowned in the Cloncurry River.|
|1929||December||Local and minor flooding of streams in isolated districts at the beginning and during the last few days of the month.|
Updated November 2010.