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
Severe damage was also recorded, with many houses lost, in towns such as Bowen and Ayr.