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2011 Queensland floods – 5th anniversary

Car being submerged in flood waters on Brougham Street in Fairfield, Queensland 2011. Image in copyright. 28585 John Doody 2011 Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28585-0001-0013

January marks the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Queensland floods which inundated parts of South-East Queensland including the Lockyer Valley, the Darling Downs, Ipswich and Brisbane, claiming the lives of 36 people. State Library of Queensland holds hundred of digitised images documenting the 2011 floods and the massive cleanup that followed as Queenslanders rallied together to provide … Read more

New acquisition: Amanda Gearing Queensland Flood Collection 2011-12

Amanda Gearing speaking at the handover event of her material at the State Library of Queensland, 2012

“I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable…” – T.S. Eliot: Four Quartets Personal narrative has been a powerful way we as humans have articulated the individual and collective experience. Through personal accounts we are able to share many experiences including stories of survival … Read more