January 2011 Flood

The flood of January 2011 was Brisbane’s biggest since 1974, and its second biggest since 1898. I didn’t know it at the time, but the seeds for this website were being sown while I was taking the photos you see below. Seeing these suburbs in such a different way made me think about this familiar landscape in a completely different way.

These and other photos that I took during the 2011 flood can also be seen in my set on flickr.

Last modified: January 28, 2013

5 thoughts on “January 2011

  1. Hi – thank you so much for your blog on Western Creek – I live in Macintosh Street & have been affected by 1974 (1 meter through the house) & 2011 (didn’t get into the house just underneath but we had our office there & all my sewing stuff). Am I right in thinking that a non-return valve is really not going to do a lot of good the next time we have a flood – Western Creek will still flood because it won’t be able to get away? I doubt we’ll still be here for the next 30-40 year event.

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