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Toowoomba Flood Memorial
Toowoomba Flood Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

Memorial unveiled on the first anniversary of the devastating flash flood which hit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley on the 10th January 2011. 

The city of Toowoomba on the Darling Downs, was hit by flash flooding after more than 160 millimetres (6.3 in) of rain fell in 36 hours to 10 January 2011. 

The central business district of the city sits in a small valley where two small water courses, East Creek and West Creek , meet to form Gowrie Creek. Unable to cope with the volume of water heading toward them, the creeks burst their banks, pushing a devastating wall of water through the city centre resulting in the deaths of four people in a matter of hours. 


Address:Margaret & Victoria Streets, Toowoomba, 4350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.560849
Long: 151.950989
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:09-January-2011
Actual Event End Date:10-January-2011


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 9th January, 2012
Front Inscription

   On January 10th, 2011 
Our community faced as one,  
 adversity in the form of 
flooding and extreme weather. 
This memorial reflects on the events 
       of that day, and on 
the flooding of our regional cities.

Just as our tomorrows are shaped 
    by our actions today, 
   when the waters receded 
our communities chose to rebuild, 
and to invest hope into our future
  while always remembering 
those events, and those involved. 





Source: MA
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