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17-March-2016
17-March-2016

Photographs supplied by Erich Nussbaumer
The Spirit of Texas sculpture was commissioned in response to the devastating floods of 2011. Reflecting a phoenix, it represents the texas community's ability to rise above adversity. 

On 12 January 201, a moderate flood peak was experienced in the Myall Creek at Dalby while major peaks were recorded in Charleys Creek at Chinchilla and the Dumaresq River at Texas. Chinchilla was left with 35 inundated homes and 213 premises without power.  The flood peak in the Dumaresq River reached 9.21 metres, sitting 1.21 metres above the river’s major flood level and representing its highest flood peak since 1956. Texas suffered large crop and stock losses.

Location

Address:High Street, Texas, 4385
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.854724
Long: 151.168187
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Flood

Dedication

Front Inscription

SPIRIT OF TEXAS

THIS PUBLIC ART WAS COMMISSIONED IN RESPONSE TO THE DEVASTATING 2011 FLOODS. 

THIS SCULPTURE WAS INFLUENCED BY THE ABUNDANCE OF WATER BIRDS THAT APPEAR FOLLOWING THE FLOODS.

REFLECTING THE IMAGE OF A PHOENIX; 
THE UNIVERSAL SYMBOL OF RENEWAL, IT REPRESENTS THE TEXAS COMMUNITY'S ABILITY TO OVERCOME 
ADVERSITY. 

THIS PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY THE QUEENSLAND AND AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS UNDER THE NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY ARRANGEMENTS ( NDRRA) FLEXIBLE FUNDING PROGRAM. 

Queensland Government 
Australian Government
Operation Queensland
We get up again


 

Source: MA
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