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Floodlines tells Queensland's story

The resilience of Queenslanders in times of adversity is at the heart of Floodlines, a display at Cooroy Library for January to February.

Floodlines is a State Library of Queensland travelling display using technology to share memories of the 2010-11 floods and Cyclone Yasi.

State Librarian Janette Wright, said Floodlines was a special project that helps make sense of the past and acknowledges the spirit of recovery.

“Floods and other disasters are a part of life in this state, and State Library has a responsibility to collect material about these disasters, to create a legacy for future generations.

“This is also a chance for communities to collect material, record local memories, create digital stories, and promote those stories online – helping to add to Queensland’s collective memory,” Ms Wright said.

A number of people affected by the natural disasters share their own experiences in 13 personal video stories, which form part of the display.

“Augmented reality technology will also allow visitors to use the iPads provided to simulate the effects of the floods and Cyclone Yasi on several Queensland areas,” Noosa Library Service Heritage Librarian Jane Harding said.

“Although not impacted directly by cyclone Yasi, Noosa has certainly experienced severe floods in the past.

“Through photos in the Flood and Cyclone Mosaic, Queenslanders help tell the rich and complex story of a summer we will never forget.

Floodlines is on display from 24 January until 7 February 2015. 

Supported by ABC Open.

Venue: Cooroy Library, 9 Maple St, Cooroy Q 4563

31 December 2014

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