1916 flood of Clermont commemorated
Guest blogger: Isaac Regional Council
Clermont Historical Centre and the Isaac Regional Council commemorated the centenary of the 1916 Clermont flood with an exhibition in 2016 - ‘A Flood of Memories’.
Clermont is a small rural Queensland town, 380 kms west of Rockhampton in central Queensland. It first came into prominence in the 1860’s when gold was first discovered.
The exhibition included photographs, stories and memorabilia donated by Clermont families and businesses, outlining the story of the deadliest floods in Australian history.
Many of the black and white images that featured in the exhibition were photographed by Gordon Pullar. He was a resident of Clermont at the time. His amazing imagery captured the original town of Clermont, the height of the flood and the destruction left in its wake.
A booklet Views of Clermont – Before and After the Flood, published in 1917 was also featured.