2011 Queensland floods - History in Pictures

In January 2011 parts of South-East Queensland including the Lockyer Valley, the Darling Downs, Ipswich and Brisbane were inundated with floodwaters, claiming the lives of 36 people.

State Library of Queensland holds hundred of digitised images documenting the floods and the massive cleanup that followed as Queenslanders rallied together to provide assistance to those in need. You can view this extensive collection of over 1,000 images via our One Search catalogue. Below is a sample -

Car being submerged in flood waters on Brougham Street in Fairfield, Queensland 2011. Image in copyright. 28585 John Doody 2011 Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28585-0001-0013

Car being submerged in flood waters on Brougham Street in Fairfield, Queensland 2011. Image in copyright. 28585 John Doody 2011 Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28585-0001-0013

N.S.W. Rural Fire Service helicopter flying over a collapsing house during the floods in Grantham, Queensland, 2011. Image in copyright. 28510 Amanda Gearing Queensland Flood Collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28510-0145-0084

N.S.W. Rural Fire Service helicopter flying over a collapsing house during the floods in Grantham, Queensland, 2011. Image in copyright. 28510 Amanda Gearing Queensland Flood Collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28510-0145-0084

Motor vehicles and motor boat colliding with the railway bridge during the floods in Grantham, Queensland 2011. Image in copyright. 28510 Amanda Gearing Queensland Flood Collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28510-0145-0018

Motor vehicles and motor boat colliding with the railway bridge during the floods in Grantham, Queensland 2011. Image in copyright. 28510 Amanda Gearing Queensland Flood Collection. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28510-0145-0018

View from the partially flooded Captain Burke Park Kangaroo Point across the river to Brisbanes CBD during the January 2011 flood. Image in copyright. 27858 Brisbane Flood 2011 Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27858-0001-0053

View from the partially flooded Captain Burke Park Kangaroo Point across the river to Brisbanes CBD during the January 2011 flood. Image in copyright. 27858 Brisbane Flood 2011 Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27858-0001-0053

Part of Premier Anna Bligh's Speech Notes given during a press conference. Image in copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Part of Premier Anna Bligh's Speech Notes given during a press conference. Image in copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queenslands building during the January floods 2011. Image in copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27803-0001-0099

State Library of Queenslands building during the January floods 2011. Image in copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27803-0001-0099

Unattended boat about to crash into the Victoria Bridge during floods, Brisbane 2011. Image in copyright. 27803 Brisbane flood photographs 2011. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27803-0001-0125

Unattended boat about to crash into the Victoria Bridge during floods, Brisbane 2011. Image in copyright. 27803 Brisbane flood photographs 2011. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27803-0001-0125

Section of of Gray Road, West End covered by flood water, January 2011. Image in copyright. 28194 Karren Pickering 2011 Brisbane Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28194-0001-0034a

Section of of Gray Road, West End covered by flood water, January 2011. Image in copyright. 28194 Karren Pickering 2011 Brisbane Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28194-0001-0034a

Loose pontoon floating down the flooded Brisbane River. January 2011. Image in copyright. 28194 Karren Pickering 2011 Brisbane Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28194-0001-0029a

Loose pontoon floating down the flooded Brisbane River. January 2011. Image in copyright. 28194 Karren Pickering 2011 Brisbane Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28194-0001-0029a

Flood waters cover the intersection of Gordon and Limestone Streets, Ipswich 2011. Image in copyright. 28205 Nathaniel Cliff 2011 Ipswich Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28205-0001-0002

Flood waters cover the intersection of Gordon and Limestone Streets, Ipswich 2011. Image in copyright. 28205 Nathaniel Cliff 2011 Ipswich Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28205-0001-0002

Floods seen from the grounds of Central Church, Ipswich 2011. Image in copyright. 28205 Nathaniel Cliff 2011 Ipswich Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28205-0001-0011

Floods seen from the grounds of Central Church, Ipswich 2011. Image in copyright. 28205 Nathaniel Cliff 2011 Ipswich Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28205-0001-0011

Holman Street ferry stop Kangaroo Point, Brisbane during the January 2011 flood. Image in copyright. 27858 Brisbane Flood 2011 Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27858-0001-0061

Holman Street ferry stop Kangaroo Point, Brisbane during the January 2011 flood. Image in copyright. 27858 Brisbane Flood 2011 Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27858-0001-0061

Rocklea Street inundated by flood water in Archerfield 2011. Image in copyright. 27803 Brisbane flood photographs 2011. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27803-0001-0259

Rocklea Street inundated by flood water in Archerfield 2011. Image in copyright. 27803 Brisbane flood photographs 2011. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27803-0001-0259

Wheel of Brisbane inundated by flood water in Brisbane 2011. Image in copyright. 27803 Brisbane flood photographs 2011. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27803-0001-0214

Wheel of Brisbane inundated by flood water in Brisbane 2011. Image in copyright. 27803 Brisbane flood photographs 2011. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27803-0001-0214

Albert and Charlotte Street intersection inundated with flood water in Brisbane 2011. Image in copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27803-0001-0250

Albert and Charlotte Street intersection inundated with flood water in Brisbane 2011. Image in copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27803-0001-0250

Flood cleanup in Forsyth Street Fairfield Brisbane January 2011. Image in copyright. Brisbane Flood 2011 Photographs 2011. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27858-0001-0007

Flood cleanup in Forsyth Street Fairfield Brisbane January 2011. Image in copyright. Brisbane Flood 2011 Photographs 2011. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27858-0001-0007

Signs thanking volunteers for their efforts in the aftermath of the floods in Fairfield, Queensland 2011. Image in copyright 28585 John Doody 2011 Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28585-0001-0064

Signs thanking volunteers for their efforts in the aftermath of the floods in Fairfield, Queensland 2011. Image in copyright 28585 John Doody 2011 Flood Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 28585-0001-0064

Myles Sinnamon - Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland

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