Im­ages, sto­ries hard to be­lieve

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

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

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