GALLERY: The October 1993 Floods

By Alana Christensen on December 01, 2017
  • GALLERY: The October 1993 Floods

    Rob Ford was on an unlucky vehicle parked in Carrier Street, Benalla. Many people were caught unaware due to the rapidly rising flood waters. Vehicles left unattended were swamped, sometimes within a few minutes.

  • GALLERY: The October 1993 Floods

    A collection of images from around Benalla.

  • GALLERY: The October 1993 Floods

    LEFT: An aerial view of Benalla, looking towards Shepparton. RIGHT: A sea of water at the Midland Highway, looking towards Benalla.

  • GALLERY: The October 1993 Floods

    LEFT: Bridge Street, Benalla on the morning of October 4, 1993. RIGHT: Nunn Street, looking west.

  • GALLERY: The October 1993 Floods

    This couch was an incongruous sight as it headed off down Carrier Street in Benalla during the floods.

  • GALLERY: The October 1993 Floods

    It was heavy work despite the many willing hands who helped load sandbags on the Midland Highway at Pine Lodge South.

  • GALLERY: The October 1993 Floods

    A collection of images throughout Benalla and the region.

  • GALLERY: The October 1993 Floods

    Gloria Brereton was forced to take to the boat in Lenne Street, Mooroopna, after the heavy overnight downpour which brought on the Flood of 93.

  • GALLERY: The October 1993 Floods

    Megan Alexander surveys the passing flood at the entrance to her parents' home in Doyles Road, Shepparton

In the early days of October 1993, floods swept the Goulburn Valley region with towns affected by rising flood waters, leaving behind a trail of destruction and millions in repair bills.

These images, taken from the pages of Shepparton News' October Flood 1993 special publication, recount the days that widespread flooding hit the region.

By Alana Christensen on December 01, 2017

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