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Transcript of Cyclone Mahina
Cyclone Mahina hit on the
4th of March 1899.
The tropical cyclone struck Bathurst Bay, northern Queensland, Australia.
The cyclone intensity scale is measured
in five different categories, five being
the highest with massive wind speeds of 280km/h - 340km/h and one being the lowest with wind speeds of 90km/h - 125 km/h.
Cyclone Mahina was a category 5 Cyclone.
Because of the age of this
disaster no one is sure of
the cost of the damage.
Because of this there is also
a lot of information we don't
know about this particular
Besides heatwaves, Cyclone
Mahina has the highest death
toll in all Australian natural
During the cyclone 410 people were killed.
Since the cyclone was close to the shore
lines it caused a small tsunami which caused
the death of over 100 aboriginal people whilst
they were trying to help people escape their
boats from the water. Over 50 boats were
destroyed, including 8 large fishing vessels.
Dolphins were found up on the tops
of cliffs, swept there by the waves
of the tsunami, birds, fish and snakes
were scattered over the beach and
shore lines next to the debris of wrecked
boats and ships from the deadly combination
of a tropical cyclone and a tsunami.
Dolphins and sharks were found on cliffs tops and birds, fish and snakes were found scattered around the beach and shore lines along with debris and mess from the ships that were demolished after the
deadly combination of a cyclone and a tsunami.
There stands a monument raised in the honor
the 'coloured people' (Aboriginal people) who lost their lives trying to save the people from their
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