Cr Pahlke viewing the IPAD DISPLAY
Floodlines tells Queensland’s story
The resilience of Queenslanders in times of adversity is at the heart of Floodlines, a display now at Ipswich Central Library until September. Floodlines is a State Library of Queensland (SLQ) travelling display using technology to share memories of the 2010-2011 floods and Cyclone Yasi. The exhibition will be on display in Ipswich until September 13.
Ipswich City Council Tourism and Libraries Committee Chairperson Councillor David Pahlke said some of the people affected by the natural disasters had shared their own experiences in 13 personal video stories as part of the display. “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,” Cr Pahlke 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 State’s memory.” Contributions to the Mosaic will be considered for inclusion in SLQ’s John Oxley Library’s collection.
State Librarian Janette Wright said Floodlines was a special project that helps make sense of the past and acknowledges the spirit of recovery. “Floods and other disasters are a part of life in this state and the State Library has a responsibility to collect material about these disasters, to create a legacy for future generations,” Ms Wright said. “This is also 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.” The virtual exhibition can be found on SLQ’s website, www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/events/travel