Historical information

On 2nd February 1918, Brighton experienced the most extreme cyclone to hit a major Australian city, as recorded by the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology. With wind speeds estimated at 320 km/h and resulting in the deaths of two people, the event caused tremendous destruction in Brighton.

Physical description

Sepia photograph. Compilation of six sepia photographs in window mount of various buildings in Brighton that were damaged by the 1918 cyclone. Buildings include from L to R, top to bottom: Methodist Church, Hawthorn Road; Grant's Hay & Corn Store, Well Street; Wellington Street with Colonel Kendall's House on left; Colonel Kendall's House, Wellington Street; Billilla with fallen trees, Halifax Street; Billilla, Halifax Street.