Flood 1867 - 150 Years On - A Message to Share - An Anniversary to Commemorate

Flood 1867 – 150 Years On – A Message to Share – An Anniversary to Commemorate

Imagine the towns of Windsor and Richmond being almost entirely submerged with the surrounding countryside under water as far as the eye could see.

Well that was the sight that greeted the residents of the Hawkesbury 150 years ago on 23 June 1867 with a peak in flood waters at 5am following a week of continuing rain.

As we approach the 150th Anniversary of the highest recorded flood in the Hawkesbury River, Hawkesbury City Council and the SES are encouraging residents to hear our message to share about flooding, and to commemorate the anniversary through a series of events and activities over the 23-25 June 2017, including:

  • An ‘Evening in the Square’ Thompson Square, Windsor
  • FLOOD! An exhibition in the Hawkesbury Museum including Curator Tour and Boatmen to the Rescue Talk
  • Flood walking tours from the Hawkesbury Museum
  • Flood Boat Display in the Hawkesbury Museum Precinct
  • An ‘Afternoon in the Garden’ at Howe House, Thompson Square, Windsor
  • Combined church service at St Mathews Anglican Church, Windsor

Full Details of the Program of Events can be viewed at:

Come and enjoy ‘An Evening in the Square’ on Friday 23 June 5pm-9pm with Food, Music, Story Telling and Performers.

Hear dreamtime stories and Aaron Jeffery retell the events of that fateful evening.

Hear the messages from Hawkesbury City Council and the SES about being prepared for future floods and the need to build community resilience.

Further details of ‘An Evening in the Square’ can be viewed at:

For further details and booking information associated with the FLOOD! Exhibition, Curator Tour, Boatmen to the Rescue Talk, and the Flood walking tours from the Hawkesbury Museum, please follow the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hawkesbury-regional-museum-11965389498

Come and join us at these events and activities as we share our message about flooding, and commemorate an anniversary.

Video of Councillor Nathan Zamprogno discussing the Hawkesbury Regional Museum’s FLOOD exhibition.  Please listen to the video and come along and enjoy the exhibition at the Museum.

1867 Flood Extent Map which has been created based on a contour level of around 19.5metres.

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