This Day in History: 1942-03-24

1942 March 24-25: A violent cyclonic storm over the Nunyle and Culham areas caused the Boyagerring Brook and the Avon River to flood. Sections of the Toodyay-Miling Railway were washed away. The Coondle Siding was absolutely dislodged, only the identification sign, portion of the loading ramp and a truck of superphosphate remained intact. In some places the water covered both railway and road bridges and many orchards and hundreds of acres of feed were destroyed.

Toodyay herald, 27 Mar. 1942, p.1.
West Australian, 26 Mar. 1942, p.59.
Wally Chitty. Toodyay – the good old days. Hesperian Press, 2004, p.135.