Home > Contribute & create > Vicfix > Historic hailstorms

The Library is temporarily closed Read more

Historic hailstorms

Join this Vicfix campaign to inspect the damage wreaked by hailstorms that occurred a century or more ago

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About historic hailstorms

The media has always been fascinated by freak weather events, and Victoria has experienced some particularly wild weather over the decades. A phenomenal hailstorm hit Melbourne in 1901, smashing the glass skylights in the State Library's Queen's Hall, and again in 1921. Regional areas were badly hit in November 1899, when crops were ruined and livestock killed.

Historic newspaper reports compare the effects of damaging hailstorms that impacted communities across the state, from Horsham to Beechworth, Ballarat to Williamstown, with hailstones the size of pigeon's eggs causing flooding and mayhem.

Contribute to this Vicfix campaign – it's easy!

  • Choose an article listed below and click through to correct it on Trove (see our How-to guide).
  • Add our tag 'vicfix-done' once the whole article is fixed.
  • Share what you've fixed with friends and family.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our enewsletter for Vicfix and other Library news.

Correct articles from one of our other Vicfix correction campaigns.

Historic hailstorms

This Vicfix campaign is temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any incovenience - please return later to fix or browse this correction campaign.