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.

Sources:
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.