Floodlines tells Queensland’s story
  • Tuesday 17 February 2015

Sunshine Coast Libraries, in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, present the exhibition Floodlines on display at Nambour Library until March 4.

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

The resilience of Queenslanders in times of adversity is at the heart of Floodlines, and is a special project that helps make sense of the past and acknowledges the spirit of recovery.

Queensland State Librarian Janette Wright said 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.

“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,” she said.

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

“Community members are also encouraged to upload their own photos to the Mosaic, and contribute to the regional and State’s memory.

Contributions to the Mosaic will be considered for inclusion in State Library Queensland’s John Oxley Library’s collection.”

The virtual exhibition can be found on State Library Queensland’s website, www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/events/travel.

This exhibition is supported by ABC Open.