Murray Massey, Cardwell and District Historical Society

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Murray Massey, Cardwell and District Historical Society presented at the M&GSQ State Conference 2011 on "Embracing Yasi".

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Murray Massey, Cardwell and District Historical Society

  1. 1. Plenary: Dealing with Disasters Hall A, MECC Chair: Christine Ianna Murray Massey Cardwell and District Historical Society Embracing Yasi Sponsored by:
  2. 2. Let history be heard in the plan for recovery Embracing Yasi Cardwell & District Historical Society
  3. 3. The Elite Bracket <ul><li>1899 Princess Charlotte Bay ‘Mahina’ </li></ul><ul><li>1918 Mackay (January) </li></ul><ul><li>1918 Innisfail (March) </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Cardwell (February) ‘Yasi’ </li></ul>Bureau of Meteorology
  4. 4. A rapid ocean surge of 5 metres Predicted tide Actual tide around 1.00 am
  5. 5. The power of the surge
  6. 6. Height of the surge
  7. 8. Museum CWA
  8. 10. Inside the Hubinger Museum
  9. 11. Vegetation stripped by wind ‘ Burnt’ by salt from the sea
  10. 13. Where to start!
  11. 14. Drying out
  12. 17. Curator Helen
  13. 19. Monica’s 1927 wedding dress
  14. 21. President Anne
  15. 22. Manager Ewen Engineer Phil
  16. 23. Built 1892 Cost £273 = $26,500 now
  17. 24. Items that were salvaged ... and sodden
  18. 25. Vice President Stephanie
  19. 26. Sunbeam House in 1976
  20. 33. Maxine tells Pince William how Yasi claimed her home
  21. 34. Once the Freemasons’ Hall
  22. 35. My 1912 home
  23. 36. Repairs began last week
  24. 38. Designated truck stop plan
  25. 40. Girringun flame tree
  26. 41. Historic 1924 rail station
  27. 42. Open sand dunes as before
  28. 43. Yasi uncovers sea-port relics of 1800s A reminder of industry long gone
  29. 44. Cardwell circa 1900
  30. 46. ‘ Roadworks’ in tidal zone
  31. 49. www.cardwellhistory.com.au

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