After I did the post the other day about the wet weather we have been getting here lately Meeks requested that I look for a particular historical photo of Melbourne in flood.
I was pleased to have an actual destination in mind as usually when I push my little raft out into the ocean of articles to begin searching I go wherever the wind takes me. It can make for some interesting finds though.
Searching for photos of a wet Melbourne I found some wonderful old pictures of places that look very different today than they did 80 years ago, and drier!
While I continue the search for Meeka’s requested photo here is one she might like of a Kensington house flooded halfway up the walls on Christmas day in 1934. Kensington is only 4kms from the CBD, even in the 30’s it wasn’t out in the bush.
The thing that makes this flood unusual is that Christmas day here is usually known for its unrelenting heat, not its flooding rains!