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Floods in February
THE QUEENSLAND TIMES - February 11, 1893

The scenes in town on Saturday were most pitiful to behold. People who had been deprived of all their earthly belongings, and with no prospect of a shelter during the coming night, walked about and cast wistful glances to where their all once stood.

With practical sympathy worthy of every commendation, the more fortunate persons, whose dwellings were located on the higher grounds, came to the assistance of their less fortunate fellow-creatures, and, by giving them a shelter overhead, prevented a great deal of suffering. Houses on all the rising ground were completely packed with human beings, and an empty building, after Saturday afternoon, was not to be had for love or money.

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