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28-June-2014
28-June-2014

Photographs supplied by John Huth
The community centre commemorates the loss of life and hardship that occured in Murphys Creek in the flood of January 2011.

The Lockyer Valley experienced a rare and damaging flood on the afternoon of the 10th January 2011. The lives of 19 people were tragically lost and many houses were destroyed.  

At the township of Murphys Creek, flooding began between approximately 1.45 pm and 2.00 pm. A witness who lived at Upper Lockyer near the town said that at about 1.47 pm he saw a wave of water in the creek breaking in the distance; the force of the approaching water was ripping out trees in its path. The level of the creek rose about 12 metres in 12 minutes. By 2.51 pm, the water level had receded significantly. A resident in the Murphys Creek township said that at about 2.00 pm, water started coming down the road carrying rain water tanks and other large items. Two people drowned at Murphys Creek.

Location

Address:Jessie Lane, Murphys Creek, 4352
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.459636
Long: 152.056998
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Flood
Actual Event STart Date:10-January-2011
Actual Event End Date:10-January-2011

Dedication

Front Inscription

This Building Is Dedicated To The
Murphys Creek Community
In Memory Of The
Hardship And Loss Of Life During
The Flood On 10 January 2011

      We Will Never
     Forget The Past
   As We Move Forward
   And Rebuild Our Lives

Source: MA
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