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The Queensland floods have wreaked untold destruction, with three-quarters of the state declared a disaster zone. But out of the devastation to lives and property we have seen countless examples of the bravery and selflessness of individuals, and of communities banding together.
With its extensive network of metro and regional reporters, the ABC was on the ground when the floods hit, often getting first access to inundated towns and communities. As Premier Anna Bligh says in the Foreword, 'The ABC played an incredibly important part during the 2011 flooding disaster, broadcasting regular updates and advice across the State.' The events that ABC journalists witnessed, the people they met, and the extraordinary stories they were told are now captured in 14 poignant essays and hundreds of previously unpublished images.
From Emerald and Rockhampton to Brisbane and Grantham, this is an unforgettable account of one of our worst natural disasters in living memory. It serves not only as a record of the floods and how they impacted on both small towns and cities, but as a lasting testament to the courage and strength of the people of Queensland.
All royalties will be donated to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.