Brisbane Floods

Beginning the cycle of repair.


As time passes the widespread devastation natural disasters like bushfires and floods inflicts on the environment begins to fade from the collective memory as the landscape begins its cycle of repair, and the community rebuilds.

But photos stand as a permanent reminder of moments in time and none better than those offered on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s website of photos of the Queensland floods.

The high resolution photos taken before and after across dozens of suburbs across the Brisbane area feature a birds eye of thousands of homes and businesses along with stranded cows and trucks and even two men floating along in a spa, as it was on January 13 and 14, 2011.

The unique presentation of the photos alone is worth a visit. Each crystal clear image of different suburbs and areas scroll downwards and transform from pre-flood to post-flood simply by hovering the mouse over it, allowing the user to instantly compare.

Order of areas as featured are listed below:

Milton (Lang Park); Rosalie; Rocklea (markets); Fairfield; South Bank; Brisbane (overview); Bundamba (Ipswich); Riverside (CBD); Rocklea (wide view); Basin Pocket (Ipswich); Chelmer; Milton (Coronation Drive); Bellbowrie and Riverhills; Jindalee; St Lucia (University of Queensland); Toowong; West End; Graceville; New Farm; Yeronga; Floating pallets in Rocklea industrial estate; Rocklea industrial estate; Ipswich farmhouse; Houses in Elmes Road, Rocklea; Riverfront homes in West End; Cow takes refuge on Ipswich roof; HMAS Diamantina in 'dry dock' at South Bank; Trucks and cows stranded by floodwaters on Ipswich Road at Rocklea; Riverhills Rowing Club; Jindalee swimming pool; Toowong City Cat Terminal; Eagle Street Pier; Milton business precinct; Riverfront restaurant in Milton; Rosalie Village; Albion Park Raceway; University of Queensland Athletics; Debris in Brisbane River near Pinkenba; Homes in Fig Tree Pocket; Homes and streets in Fairfield; Moggill Ferry; Industry on Donaldson Road, Rocklea; Riverfront homes in Tennyson; West End parkland; Two men in floating 'spa' in Chelmer.