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River Murray floods, 1931
Title : River Murray floods, 1931 River Murray floods, 1931

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Creator : Moody, Percival Tom Stephen, 1890-1967
Source : PRG 416/20/1
Date of creation : 1931
Format : Film
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Copyright :

This footage is reproduced courtesy of Mr Bill Moody.

Use for any purpose requires written permission from Mr Bill Moody and the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete thePermission to publish form.

Description :

Shows the River Murray flood at Murray Bridge on 23rd August 1931. Includes men putting sandbags near railway line; buildings surrounded by floodwater; motor boats moored where owners usually park their cars (6 feet water); Amscol & Farmer's Union factories surrounded by water at Murray Bridge and men and boys rowing cheerfully upon the floodwaters.

The State Library holds more than 200 segments of film taken by Percival Moody who was born at Kent Town in 1890. He filmed historic South Australian events, occasions and attractions between 1929-1950, and raised funds for charity through public film screenings.
Coverage year : 1931
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :
Floods in South Australia, 1836-2005 / David McCarthy, Tony Rogers, Keith Casperson. [Kent Town, S. Aust.] : Bureau of Meterology, [South Australian Regional Office], 2006



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