GP ACCOUNT Flood helps neighbours strike right chord

I LIVE half way up a steep street whose end is now dipped in the Brisbane River.

I used to overlook a kilometre of parkland, in which you could walk to get river views. No need now – the views have come to me.

The brown waters bring reminders of what those upstream have lost: chairs, children’s toys, photos. Memories that don’t belong to me are bobbing at the bottom of my garden.

I am writing this at 4 am, the ungodly hour when Queensland authorities have predicted this flood will peak beyond the levels of the record set in 1974.

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