The Carrickfergus Model School in County Antrim, Ireland (now Northern Ireland) is seen here on the 19th of July, 1907. The school opened in the Victorian era, and is still running today.
The seaside resort of Hornsea in East Riding of Yorkshire, England was devastated by storms in March of 1906. The timber defences along the coastline were destroyed, and much of the beach was swept away.
Around 1907 work began on a new seawall. It can be seen completed in the second image, taken in 1910.
Rubble at Townsville Grammar School. X
Cyclone Leonta hit the north of the state of Queensland in Australia on the 9th of March, 1903.
The ruined Burns, Philp and Company’s Bulk Store in Townsville. X
One of the most damaging storms recorded in the tropical region at the time, the storm lasted for around twelve hours.
Townsville’s Anglican Cathedral lost its roof. X
Significant destruction was recorded in Townsville, with buildings such as schools and churches suffering major damage.
Destruction at Townsville Hospital. X
At least fourteen lives were lost in the storm, twelve in Townsville and two inland in the town of Charters Towers.
The damaged Australian Joint Stock Bank in Bowen. X
In this photograph, a group of sailors poses in Ulster, modern-day Northern Ireland, on the 21st of September, 1906.