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Trucks, DUKWs and surfboats were heroes of the flood at Maitland in 1955
DUKW crew rescuing flood victims in 1955.

Trucks, DUKWs and surfboats were heroes of the flood at Maitland in 1955

Trucks WHEN senior officers at Williamtown RAAF base called for volunteers to take the base construction crew’s big, high-level trucks to help in Maitland on the afternoon of Thursday, February…

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The great flood of 1955: Part 2
Aerial view of central Maitland during the 1955 flood.

The great flood of 1955: Part 2

This is part two of an account of the 1955 flood, as it affected the Hunter Region, particularly Maitland. For Part 1, see link below. ******************************************************************************************************************** The chaos of Friday…

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The great flood of 1955: Part 1
The Belmore Bridge across the Hunter River at Maitland, as seen in the 1955 flood.

The great flood of 1955: Part 1

IT started high in the sky, somewhere near Indonesia. A huge mass of warm, moist air drifted south towards Australia. Somewhere about Queensland it met an obstacle: another mass of…

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