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Collecting flood and cyclone memories

By JOL Admin | 28 January 2011

One of the John Oxley Library's key goals is to collect, preserve and share “Queensland Memory.” The 2011 floods and natural disasters have been a significant event in Queensland’s collective memory. The John Oxley Library encourages members of the public to help record the events surrounding the 2011 natural disasters for future generations. You can contribute by:

  • submitting images or videos you have taken relating to the floods or cyclone
  • forwarding links to particularly interesting tweets or blog entries you have seen online
  • sending in flood or cyclone related ephemera
State Library of Queensland's photograph group on Flickr
  • images are either in JPEG or TIFF format
  • images are maximum resolution possible (above 3 megapixels, 2000 x 1500 pixels)
  • images/videos were taken during the 2011 natural disasters in Queensland
  • images/videos are accompanied with background detail (including date, location and brief description of what is depicted)
  • you are the copyright holder of the image or video recording
  • video footage is in either MOV or AVI format at the highest resolution possible
  • images/video are burnt to CD/DVD or saved to a USB stick (these cannot be returned)
  • you are prepared to license these images under a Creative Commons license that allows the State Library of Queensland to reproduce and distribute your images or video
State Library of Queensland during 2011 flood


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