HISTORY
AROUND THE TOWN


Past Cyclones

Cyclone 1918 (No Name)

This cyclone, widely regarded as the worst to hit a populated area of Qld, was the first recorded cyclone in the area. Towns including Babinda, Innisfail, Cairns, Ingham and Cardwell were destroyed.

The Maria Creek Settlement (later renamed to El Arish) suffered badly too.  The cyclone that swept inland over the Bellenden-Ker Range and the Atherton Tablelands was said to have left 37 dead at Innisfail, and 40-60 aborigines killed nearby.

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