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Floodlines: a living memory

Floodlines: a living memory

7 April – 19 April 2012

Last summer, a deluge of epic proportions brought Queensland to a halt. Through stories, exhibitions and events State Library shares your contemporary and historical memories of Queensland floods. Making sense of the past and celebrating the spirit of recovery.

Floodlines: a living memory
Showcasing the significant events of the Queensland summer of 2010–11,Floodlines: a living memory celebrates the power of communities, their stories and spirit.

This exhibition interweaves photographs, film, music, sound and material from State Library’s collections with a ‘wall of stories’ of TV news footage and personal accounts of flood experiences, and designs for future flood-proofing with Flood of Ideas.

Queensland’s Flood and Cyclone Mosaic of community-contributed photos, and the political response to the disaster, help complete the rich and complex story of a summer we will never forget.

You’ll soon be able to download the Floodlines app for iPhone and iPad, to see flood waters rise in 3D as part of the exhibition. Using cutting-edge augmented reality technology, the app allows you to simulate the rise and fall of the Brisbane River across the CBD and surrounding areas.

slq Gallery, level 2 | Free

Floodlines: 19th century Brisbane
The ‘great floods’ of 1893 have lodged in community memory as a benchmark against which all succeeding floods have been measured. This exhibition probes the history of the 19th century flooding of the Brisbane River and examines the lessons learned and opportunities lost.

Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4 | Free

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