Extreme beginnings: the effect of cyclones on the development of Innisfail Far North Queensland

Robb, Sandi, and Dusting, Rob (2007) Extreme beginnings: the effect of cyclones on the development of Innisfail Far North Queensland. In: [Presented at eXtreme Heritage 2007: Australia ICOMOS Conference]. From: eXtreme Heritage 2007: Australia ICOMOS Conference, 19-21 July 2007, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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From the earliest days of white settlement in North Queensland, cyclones have shaped the way settlers have responded to living with destructive winds, torrential rains, storm surges and flooding. These extreme events have inflicted a heavy toll on the built environment and brought about structural changes in many towns to counter the effects of nature. This paper explores the development of the Innisfail area in an extreme tropical environment. By following the relationships between cyclones and the evolution of construction methods, a more enduring built environment has emerged. In particular these structural changes have come under scrutiny provided by the recent severe Cyclone Larry. The destructive impact on significant heritage places is high and appropriate conservation remains a challenge for those charged with protecting it.

Item ID: 65170
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 23:55
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1202 Building > 120202 Building Science and Techniques @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1204 Engineering Design > 120403 Engineering Design Methods @ 30%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 20%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design @ 50%
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