1955 Dubbo Flood

Voices recalling the urgent alerts, issued in the middle of the night, that water was coming evoke some of the extraordinary experience of living through the 1955 flood at Dubbo. Sleep was disturbed as both the Macquarie and Talbragar rivers burst their banks after a deluge of rain and Dubbo’s central and northern streets became waterways in the early hours of February 26, 1955. Community members who with neighbours bore the brunt of the great natural disaster shared their memories with Macquarie Regional Library’s Oral History Project. Read full story here.