Miracle of the waters: a 1955 flood tale
At the Long Bridge after the flood.

Miracle of the waters: a 1955 flood tale

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When dozens of witnesses saw Stan and Alma Chalmers swept, with two companions, into a boiling whirlpool of debris-filled floodwater they all agreed there was no way they could have…

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Tales of the ’55 flood: Harry Boyle’s story
Harry (left) and his brothers Brian, Jack, Lex and Gus cleaning up after the 1955 flood.

Tales of the ’55 flood: Harry Boyle’s story

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Harry Boyle was 36 when the big flood struck his dairy farm at Swan Reach, near Hinton, in the Hunter Valley of NSW. The former Australian Army commando had been…

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