BLINDING FLASH STRUCK BY LIGHTNING TOOWOOMBA TOWN HALL
After a hot day, with an unpleasant wind, which caused Toowoomba to be enveloped in red dust, a storm broke over the city about 4.30pm.
Very little rain fell, only sufficient to lay the dust, and with the exception of one severe thunderclap, which was heard by everyone in the city and suburbs, the storm was of a mild nature.
However, the few persons who were in the vicinity of the Town Hall at the time the heavy thunderclap was heard, were afforded a spectacular sight.
It appears that the tower of the Town Hall was struck, but no damage was done owing to the lightning conductors, which transmitted the current into the ground.
An eye-witness states that the atmosphere was flooded with a blinding light accompanied by a deafening explosion, which shook the ground like an earthquake for a considerable distance.
Considering the apparent severity of the lightning, it would appear that the Town Hall had a wonderful escape from serious damage.
The Daily Mail, October 7, 1925