Queensland floods anniversary : Brian Willmett

Gearing, Amanda (2012) Queensland floods anniversary : Brian Willmett. [Other]

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"In today's story we hear from Postmans Ridge helicopter pilot, Brian Willmett, and how he and his neighbours worked together to rescue four people, including Kevin and Eileen Lees, from the inland tsunami which swept down the Lockyer Valley during last year's Queensland floods.

It was a ten metre high wave that swept through Postmans Ridge that day, ripping houses from their foundations and sweeping two people to their deaths. Brian Willmett was at home when he suddenly ran to rescue neighbours who were in danger.

To mark the anniversary of the floods in Queensland, ABC Open has compiled Aftermath, an extensive look at the Queensland floods as well as floods in NSW, Victoria and remote Western Australia, Cyclone Yasi and the 2009 Victorian 'Black Saturday' bushfires. Australia certainly has been hit by a few disasters in the past two or so years. The site has a timeline showing content from these six disasters, with links to about 40 people effected by these disasters. If you go to that site you will be able to choose a person to watch videos about them."

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ID Code: 76513
Item Type: Creative Work (Other)
Refereed: No
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  • Amanda Gearing
Funders: ABC Radio National
Material: Radio news
Measurements or Duration: 7:13 mins
Number of Pieces: 1
Published Source: ABC Radio National Breakfast
Publisher: ABC Radio National
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ABC Radio National Breakfast
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Keywords: Queensland floods anniversary, Brian Willmett, Postmans Ridge helicopter pilot, The Torrent: Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2014 00:38
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 02:58

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