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Entry to Floodlines: A Living Memory
Entry to Floodlines: A Living Memory
Floodlines is a free exhibition about Brisbane's flood history hosted by State Library of Queensland. There are two components to Floodlines - one contemporary, one historical.
Doorway on Level 2, State Library of Queensland

The modern section, "A Living Memory" located on Level 2, is an interactive multi media space incorporating photos, film, news footage, and digital artworks related to Brisbane's January 2011 floods. There are iPads available to see the rise and fall of floodwaters along the Brisbane River. The gallery has a quiet space with comfy lounges to reflect on this huge event in Brisbane's history and you can upload images to the Flood and Cyclone Mosaic. There is a children's corner where they can add images to a magnetic riverscape, or you can download the free Floodlines app from the iTunes App Store.

The historical section, "19th Century Brisbane" located on Level 4's Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery. Items from State Library of Queensland's John Oxley Library Collection are displayed, depicting personal stories and events from the 1893 floods. There are some interesting photographs on display and you can even see a Flood Relief Coupon, dated 1893.

Open until August 19th, there are many exhibition talks, curator tours, special events and free workshops, such as Bloom! Gardens in Recovery (28th April, 10am).
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Why? Make sense of Brisbane's flood history
When: Daily, 10am - 5pm
Where: State Library of Queensland
Cost: FREE
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