Footage of the Maryborough floods of 1955

A series of short films made by amateur filmmaker Bill Rahmann have been digitised by State Library of Queensland and made available online. One of these films focuses on the Maryborough floods during March of 1955, following Cyclone Bertha.

Flooded street during the 1955 Maryborough floods. From 29226, Bill Rahmann Films, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. In copyright

Flooded street during the 1955 Maryborough floods. From 29226, Bill Rahmann Films, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. In copyright

Flooded street during the 1955 Maryborough floods. From 29226, Bill Rahmann Films, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. In copyright

Footage from the air during the Maryborough floods, 1955. From 9226 Bill Rahmann Films, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. In copyright

This 9 minute home movie features footage of flooded streets from the ground and from the air.

Cleaning up after the Maryborough floods, 1955. From 9226 Bill Rahmann Films, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. In copyright

This film is available to view through our One Search catalogue, along with other films made by Bill Rahmann between 1948 and 1987.

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