Qld flood inquest : ‘I could see his arms moving, he was trying to swim’

Gearing, Amanda (2011) Qld flood inquest : ‘I could see his arms moving, he was trying to swim’. [Textual Work]

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"Despite the 10 months of grieving for those lost in Queensland’s January floods, new evidence produced during the coronial inquest into the 22 deaths and three disappearances has revealed new shocks for the bereaved families.

Brisbane Coroner’s Court yesterday was introduced to a series of high-tech Google Earth animations backed by funereal music, explaining the scope of the unfolding tragedy, which swept away husbands, wives, children and grandparents in less than three hours on the afternoon of January 10 this year.

The court was also told of the extensive search for human remains, of 131 kilometres of creeks and rivers from Spring Bluff to Brisbane and hundreds of dams that were searched three times by police divers, 250 army personnel and 200 police."

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ID Code: 78292
Item Type: Creative Work (Textual Work)
Refereed: No
Funders: Private Media Pty Ltd
Material: Online news article
Measurements or Duration: 1213 words
Number of Pieces: 1
Published Source: Crikey
Publisher: Private Media Pty Ltd
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2014 00:28
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014 03:39

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