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Unveiling ceremony to honour victims of flood

AFLOAT: Floating Lantern Ceremony at the Clermont Gold and Coal Festival paid tribute to the great flood in Clermont in 1916.
AFLOAT: Floating Lantern Ceremony at the Clermont Gold and Coal Festival paid tribute to the great flood in Clermont in 1916. Contributed

VICTIMS of Clermont's devastating 1916 flood will be honoured during a commemorative plaque unveiling ceremony, October 1.

The ceremony will take place from 9am at Clermont's Ivan Bettridge Park and is part of Isaac Regional Council's flood centenary commemorations.

Mayor Anne Baker said more than 60 men, women and children tragically lost their lives.

"This was one of the deadliest floods in Australian history.

"Council along with Monash Lodge is proud to unveil a bronze plaque to remember with respect and dignity the lives lost and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Flood.

"A second plaque has also been installed along Hoods Lagoon, on the concrete footing of the original bridge, which was washed away in 1916.”

RSVP for catering purposes before Wednesday September 28 by calling 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227) or visiting the Clermont Council Office.

Relive stories of courage, heroism and tragedy at the Clermont Historical Centre's

'A Flood of Memories' Exhibition.

School holidays are a perfect time to explore the exhibition with the centre open Wednesday to Saturday, 9am to 3pm.

For more details and a full list of Council's 1916 flood centenary commemorative events please visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/1916-flood-centenary

Topics:  1916 flood, clermont, clermont flood, flood, isaac regional council, plague


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