Qld floods inquest : stories of courage, sacrifice in emotional replay

Gearing, Amanda (2011) Qld floods inquest : stories of courage, sacrifice in emotional replay. [Textual Work]

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"The last acts of courage and sacrifice by parents desperately trying to save their children as a deadly flash flood ripped through south-east Queensland in January fell like repeated emotional hammer-blows on survivors in the public gallery of the Brisbane Coroners Court yesterday.

The speed with which the disaster tore lives and homes apart on January 10 was replicated by the speed at which police summarised the circumstances of the deaths for the coroner. After months of investigation by hundreds of police, the final desperate minutes of 14 people’s lives were summed up for the court before the morning tea break, in as little as three minutes each."

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ID Code: 78293
Item Type: Creative Work (Textual Work)
Refereed: No
Funders: Private Media Pty Ltd
Material: Online news article
Measurements or Duration: 714 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 00:31
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014 03:44

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