Floods in Australia

The 1971 Canberra Flood was at its worst on the 26th of January, when seven people aged between six and twenty were killed when their cars were carried away by floodwaters.

Floodwaters at Yamba Drive Melrose Drive Intersection - 1971 by Australian Capital Territory, Canberra.


However, Australia’s capital city remained underwater, as seen here in images taken at the beginning of February.

Canberra Flood 1971 Woden


In the background of the pictures is the Woden Town Centre (a commercial centre in the suburbs) under construction.


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