Images, stories hard to believe
THE Flood Book is here. After sorting through hundreds of astounding photos and hearing many remarkable stories the book is finally hitting shelves.
Gayndah and Mundubbera held the first two book launches at the weekend.
Watching as people browsed through the photographs at the Gayndah launch was an interesting experience.
A few months on, the floods are still fresh in everyone’s memories.
But now people seem to be able to look back on the event with a different perspective.
Talking with people at the launch, I found that many look back with a sense of awe now the shock and pain has started to pass.
Even though the region suffered greatly in 2011, many were calling this year’s flood “once in a lifetime.”
And that is what the Flood Book is all about. The scenes spread out over those pages are hard to believe.
So make sure you pick up a copy to remember the flood through the images and stories of those who endured it.
Brandon Livesay Gayndah journalist