Mar. 03, 1955 - FOLLD HAVOC IN NEW SOUTH WALES. 100 DIE AND 50,000 REND RED HOMELESS. Photo shows Rescued after a 19 hour ordeal, the Wright family, of Dubbo are towed to dry land in a boat. Mr and Mrs Ron Wright, their three children and Mrs. Wright snr. (65) were marooned on a roof top without food or warm coverings.