ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0211 Woden Valley Flood 1971 Records of Memorial Establishment

Scope and content notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0211

Collection 

Woden Valley Flood 1971. Records of Memorial Establishment

Date Range

1971-2010

Quantity

0.1m (1 manuscript box)

Access Conditions

Available for reference

File Number

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The 'Woden Valley Flood' occurred on 26 January 1971 when a sudden severe thunderstorm followed by torrential rain caused flooding. Carmel Anne Smith, Margaret Mary Smith, Michael John Smith, Jennifer Ann Seymour, Dianne Elizabeth Seymour, Lon Victor Cumberland and Roderick Dumeresq Simon died at the Melrose Drive, Yamba Drive and Yarra Glen intersection or further down Yarra Glen. Much damage was also caused to public and private property. 

These papers record the efforts of the victims' families to have a memorial established in their memory. It is comprised of copies of correspondence, reports and news cuttings compiled by Neville J. Gallagher and donated by him.

Box List

BOX NO.

DESCRIPTION

DATE RANGE

1

Proposal for a memorial to the victims of the Woden Valley Flood 26 January 1971

2009

1

Supplementary submission in support of a proposal for a memorial to the victims of the Woden Valley Flood 26 January 1971

2009

1

The Cumberland Letters 1971-1976 including letters to the media and a copy of Designed to overflow by Una M. Cumberland, published by Ginninderra Press, 1999.

1971-1989

1

The Gallagher letters 2008-2009 in support of a proposal for a memorial to the victims of the Woden Valley Flood

2008-2010