Cyclone exhibition opens in Cardwell

The Cardwell Bush Telegraph recently opened a new exhibition focusing on cyclones that have impacted the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. They have many to choose from.

The MDO program was heavily involved in the response, recovery and rebuild of Cardwell after Cyclone Yasi. This exhibition is located in the newly called weather room within the heritage listed Bush Telegraph. It looks at how cyclones are formed, named and the forecasting of them. It also documents a selection of past cyclones and how they impacted the community, told through their stories, and the impact on the natural and built environment.

Cardwell has a heritage precinct made up of the Bush Telegraph, the J.C. Hubinger Museum, the old court house, gaol and shire hall. There is also a Visitor Information Centre in the museum, with up-to-date information on the Cassowary Coast region and nearby regions, including other museums and heritage places.

View from the verandah of the Bush Telegraph looking towards Hinchinbrook Island – a calm day. Imagine the cyclonic winds and storm surge during a Category Five cyclone!


Posted on 4 August 2022, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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