Exhibition to record historic and tragic floods

06 January 2012

On January 10 last year, the commonly-held belief that Toowoomba never floods was graphically contradicted in media across the nation and the world.

Twelve months on, an exhibition recording the 2011 and other Toowoomba flood events will be opened at the Cobb+Co Museum.

Minister for Finance, Natural Resources and The Arts, Rachel Nolan MP will officially open the Toowoomba Never Floods: It’s on top of the Range’ exhibition at the Museum on Tuesday, January 10 at 3.30pm.

Objects retrieved from the floods as well as comprehensive video footage of the 2011 flooding and recovery efforts throughout the Toowoomba region will be featured.

In addition, historical photographs and details of previous flood events in Toowoomba, a map and timelines covering the flood event and an area where members of the community can record and share their thoughts, feelings and impressions of the time, are part of the exhibition .

The exhibition has been organised by Toowoomba Regional Council together with Cobb & Co Museum. It is open to the public from Wednesday, January 11 to Monday, April 16, 2012.

The exhibition acknowledges the profound effect the floods have had on the region and the enormous recovery effort from organisations and community members.

The Toowoomba Never Floods exhibition has been made possible through funding provided under the Community Development and Recovery Package, which is a joint initiative of the Australian and Queensland governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

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