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FLOOD'S IN NEW ZEALAND A TOWN UNDER WATER. Wellington, January 1.

2 January 1918, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), page 4

…As Mike Carlton (column, 5/2) notes it certainly has been a dramatic year for the weather, but before we loose our heads a quick look at the record books indicates things have been as bad or worse in the past. At the risk of being labelled a heretic, 1918 for instance saw two cyclones kill over a hundred people in North Queenland, both were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto…

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THE WAR. WESTERN FRONT. A LULL IN FIGHTING. AIR RAID ON GERMANY. "NO-MAN'S LAND" IN FLOOD. SPLENDED HEALTH OF "TOMMIES." HUNS IN GREAT MISERY. London, Jan. 23.

24 January 1918, The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), page 7

…(column, 5/2) notes it certainly has been a dramatic year for the weather, but before we loose our heads a quick look at the record books indicates things have been as bad or worse in the past. At the risk of being labelled a heretic, 1918 for instance saw two cyclones kill over a hundred people in North Queenland, both were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico ,…

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FLOODS IN ENGLAND.

23 January 1918, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 11

…notes it certainly has been a dramatic year for the weather, but before we loose our heads a quick look at the record books indicates things have been as bad or worse in the past. At the risk of being labelled a heretic, 1918 for instance saw two cyclones kill over a hundred people in North Queenland, both were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over…

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FLOODS IN AFRICA. LOSS OF LIFE. CAPETOWN, Feb. 19.

21 February 1918, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 7

…has been a dramatic year for the weather, but before we loose our heads a quick look at the record books indicates things have been as bad or worse in the past. At the risk of being labelled a heretic, 1918 for instance saw two cyclones kill over a hundred people in North Queenland, both were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless…

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HEAT WAVE. 101 DEGREES IN SYDNEY.

21 December 1918, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 13

…but before we loose our heads a quick look at the record books indicates things have been as bad or worse in the past. At the risk of being labelled a heretic, 1918 for instance saw two cyclones kill over a hundred people in North Queenland, both were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake…

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THE HEAT WAVE.

10 December 1918, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 6

…we loose our heads a quick look at the record books indicates things have been as bad or worse in the past. At the risk of being labelled a heretic, 1918 for instance saw two cyclones kill over a hundred people in North Queenland, both were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings…

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HEAT WAVE IN PERTH. PERTH, Tuesday.

9 January 1918, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 12

…our heads a quick look at the record books indicates things have been as bad or worse in the past. At the risk of being labelled a heretic, 1918 for instance saw two cyclones kill over a hundred people in North Queenland, both were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood…

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BRISBANE'S HEAT WAVE. Thermometer Exceeds 100 Degrees. BRISBANE, Dec. 3.

4 December 1918, Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), page 8

…a quick look at the record books indicates things have been as bad or worse in the past. At the risk of being labelled a heretic, 1918 for instance saw two cyclones kill over a hundred people in North Queenland, both were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton…

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ON THE LAND. THE LITTLE DROUGHT. (BY "NOR'-WEST.")

27 July 1918, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 11

…have been as bad or worse in the past. At the risk of being labelled a heretic, 1918 for instance saw two cyclones kill over a hundred people in North Queenland, both were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton . Vesuvius erupted in Italy and Katla in Iceland.…

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GREAT STORM IN UNITED STATES. COLDEST WEATHER IN HISTORY. CITIES ISOLATED BY BLIZZARDS. (Reuter's Message.) Vancouver, Sydney.

14 January 1918, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), page 2

…cyclones kill over a hundred people in North Queenland, both were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton . Vesuvius erupted in Italy and Katla in Iceland. Space limits a wider examination, but I think readers will get the point without needing to mention the extraordinary weather events of 1893, 1927 or…

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SNOWSTORMS IN NEW ZEALAND.

20 July 1918, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 19

…were more intense than recent cyclone Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton . Vesuvius erupted in Italy and Katla in Iceland. Space limits a wider examination, but I think readers will get the point without needing to mention the extraordinary weather events of 1893, 1927 or 1934 ( for 1934 see A bad year for…

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STORMS SWEEP. EUROPE. GERMANY ALMOST ISOLATED. (Published in "The Times"). London, Monday.

22 January 1918, Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954), page 3

…Yasi. There were record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton . Vesuvius erupted in Italy and Katla in Iceland. Space limits a wider examination, but I think readers will get the point without needing to mention the extraordinary weather events of 1893, 1927 or 1934 ( for 1934 see A bad year for weather below-ed ). Sadly for…

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TERRIFIC TORNADO. AMERICAN TOWNS WRECKED. NEW YORK, March 10.

12 March 1918, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 7

…record floods in eastern Australia, including the Great Rockhampton flood that saw the Fitzroy River rise to its highest level on record. There were notable floods also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton . Vesuvius erupted in Italy and Katla in Iceland. Space limits a wider examination, but I think readers will get the point without needing to mention the extraordinary weather events of 1893, 1927 or 1934 ( for 1934 see A bad year for weather below-ed ). Sadly for some, with no…

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TREMENDOUS EARTHQUAKE. WHOLE OF NORTH AMERICA SHAKEN. WASHINGTON, Friday.

9 December 1918, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 6

…also in New Zealand , Germany , England , and Africa . Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton . Vesuvius erupted in Italy and Katla in Iceland. Space limits a wider examination, but I think readers will get the point without needing to mention the extraordinary weather events of 1893, 1927 or 1934 ( for 1934 see A bad year for weather below-ed ). Sadly for some, with no appreciation of history, the sky is always falling in. A reply from Margaret Morgan from the SMH letters Page 8/2 (It seems Margaret has a spelling problem)…

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EARTHQUAKE IN GUATEMALA. CITY COMPLETELY DESTROYED 125,000 PEOPLE, HOMELESS. GUATEMALA CITY, December 30.

1 January 1918, The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), page 5

…Meanwhile heat waves swept Australia ( Sydney , Victoria , Perth , Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton . Vesuvius erupted in Italy and Katla in Iceland. Space limits a wider examination, but I think readers will get the point without needing to mention the extraordinary weather events of 1893, 1927 or 1934 ( for 1934 see A bad year for weather below-ed ). Sadly for some, with no appreciation of history, the sky is always falling in. A reply from Margaret Morgan from the SMH letters Page 8/2 (It seems Margaret has a spelling problem) For truth on climate change, listen to the insurers Mark Hendrickx…

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AN EARTH TREMOR. LARGE PORTION OF QUEENSLAND AFFECTED. SLIGHT DAMAGE AT ROCKHAMPTON.

15 June 1918, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), page 11

…Brisbane ), and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton . Vesuvius erupted in Italy and Katla in Iceland. Space limits a wider examination, but I think readers will get the point without needing to mention the extraordinary weather events of 1893, 1927 or 1934 ( for 1934 see A bad year for weather below-ed ). Sadly for some, with no appreciation of history, the sky is always falling in. A reply from Margaret Morgan from the SMH letters Page 8/2 (It seems Margaret has a spelling problem) For truth on climate change, listen to the insurers Mark Hendrickx (Letters, February 7) attempts to characterise those who accept the reality of…

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VESUVIUS IN ERUPTION. TORRENTS OF LAVA. ROME, Sunday.

1 January 1918, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 4

…and Pennsylvania ; and droughts occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton . Vesuvius erupted in Italy and Katla in Iceland. Space limits a wider examination, but I think readers will get the point without needing to mention the extraordinary weather events of 1893, 1927 or 1934 ( for 1934 see A bad year for weather below-ed ). Sadly for some, with no appreciation of history, the sky is always falling in. A reply from Margaret Morgan from the SMH letters Page 8/2 (It seems Margaret has a spelling problem) For truth on climate change, listen to the insurers Mark Hendrickx (Letters, February 7) attempts to characterise those who accept the reality of anthropogenic climate…

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KATLA IN VIOLENT ERUPTION. ICELAND, Oct. 14.

15 October 1918, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 7

…occurred in Australia , Norway , India , North America , Brazil and Africa . Blizzards affected the eastern United States with the " coldest weather in history ". There were also snowstorms in New Zealand , Argentina and in Europe , and tornados destroyed towns in the USA. To top it off there was also a World War , an influenza pandemic that killed millions, earthquakes rocked the Western USA , Puerto Rico , left over a 100,000 homeless in Guatemala , and a magnitude 6 earthquake damaged buildings in flood affected Rockhampton . Vesuvius erupted in Italy and Katla in Iceland. Space limits a wider examination, but I think readers will get the point without needing to mention the extraordinary weather events of 1893, 1927 or 1934 ( for 1934 see A bad year for weather below-ed ). Sadly for some, with no appreciation of history, the sky is always falling in. A reply from Margaret Morgan from the SMH letters Page 8/2 (It seems Margaret has a spelling problem) For truth on climate change, listen to the insurers Mark Hendrickx (Letters, February 7) attempts to characterise those who accept the reality of anthropogenic climate change and increased extreme weather…