Two children sitting with a badly damaged piano amongst the debris from the Port Douglas cyclone of 1911

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Where: Queensland, Cairns Regional, Australia

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When: 01 March 1911

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Location: Port Douglas, Queensland.

Description: The cyclone struck Port Douglas on the 16th March 1911. Two lives were lost and most buildings in the town were levelled. Only seven out of fifty-seven houses were left standing with one hundred persons left homeless. [Information taken from: Tropical cyclone impacts along the Australian east coast from November to April 1858 to 2000, retrieved 22 October 2003, from australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/impacts-eastcoast.htm... a detailed description of the damage at Port Douglas see the Queenslander, 25 March 1911, p.37./p

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