This section lists newspaper and online articles dealing with the Flash floods in Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley in 2011.
Toowoomba-based journalist Amanda Gearing has built a collection of oral history recordings, photographs, hand drawn maps, videos and speech notes of flood survivors and rescuers in Spring Bluff, Murphys Creek, Toowoomba, Withcott, Postmans Ridge, Helidon, Carpendale and Grantham relating to the 2011 Queensland floods and the major flood event that occurred in Toowoomba and […]
A collection of oral history recordings, photographs, hand drawn maps, videos and speech notes relating to the 2011 Queensland floods and the major flood event that occurred in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley region on 10 January 2011: a flash flood (described as an ‘inland tsunami’) which devastatingly took 21 human lives. The collection, […]
Australian, The, 09.07.2011, pg. 1
Locals are demanding the Queensland floods inquiry investigate whether a quarry wall played a role in the inland tsunami that devastated the town of Grantham
FRUSTRATED residents of Grantham, the Lockyer Valley township devastated by Queensland’s deadly summer floods, are demanding that the commission of inquiry into the disaster investigate whether […]
Australian, The, 21.04.2011, p11
The Grantham victims are asking why they were not warned of the pending disaster
THE Lockyer Valley township of Grantham is now a hive of rebuilding activity and the rich surrounding farmland is a green carpet with cabbages, lettuce, potatoes and other crops in healthy growing abundance.
It is 101 days since […]
Australian, The, 29.01.2011, p9
FLANKED by her husband, Matthew, and her two surviving children, Maddison and Jacob, Stacy Keep yesterday began the heart-wrenching task of burying her family.
Mrs Keep, who is heavily pregnant, lost three family members when an 8m flash flood crashed through her Grantham home on January 10, including her 23-month-old […]
Australian, The, 24.01.2011, p6
TWO more bodies, including that of child discovered in a tree, were retrieved in the Lockyer Valley at the weekend, reinforcing the grisly complexity of the search for the missing.
A local resident found the child’s body by accident on Saturday in a stretch of Murphys Creek that had been […]
Australian, The, 22.01.2011, p7
Bereaved families are united in their grief
IN a tiny chapel sheltered by towering gum trees in the Lockyer Valley yesterday, two shattered families were joined in a circle of sorrow.
A few days before an “inland tsunami” hurled death and devastation down the sleepy valley, a selfless stranger had saved Jean Gurr’s […]
Australian, The, 18.01.2011, p3
JENNY Perry, her husband James and nine-year-old son Ted balanced on the roof of their car until the floodwaters at Helidon took them towards a powerline.
When the stricken family moved to avoid electrocution, the car lost buoyancy and sank, plunging them into the raging waters.
Mrs Perry survived by clinging to a […]