The Australian Floods: a photo gallery

ausflood02.jpgHeavy equipment sits submerged in flood waters in an industrial area of Brisbane, Australia, on January 13, 2011. Flood water in Australia's third-biggest city peaked below feared catastrophic levels on Thursday but Brisbane and other devastated regions face years of rebuilding and even the threat of fresh floods in the weeks ahead.
(REUTERS/Tim Wimborne)

More photographs below.

ausflood01.jpg A snake crosses the Capricorn Highway which is under floodwaters 6km south of Rockhampton, January 3, 2011. Military aircraft flew supplies to an Australian town slowly disappearing beneath floodwaters on Monday, as record flooding in the country's northeast continues to cut coal exports and devastate wheat production.
(REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)

ausflood03.jpg A tiger yard ornament is partially submerged in the front garden of a house at Depot Hill in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, January 5, 2011. Floodwaters eased in Australia's major coal mining region on Tuesday to allow some mines to slowly resume production, although most remain idle as devastating floods affect some 200,000 people and force towns to be evacuated. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)

ausflood04.jpg Roofs of houses are visible above flood waters west of Brisbane January 13, 2011. (REUTERS/Tim Wimborne)

ausflood05.jpg A flooding sign is seen partially submerged in floodwaters in Rockhampton, Queensland, January 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)

ausflood06.jpg Sunlight descends over flooded waters near Rockhampton, Queensland, January 6, 2011. Australia's record floods are causing catastrophic damage to infrastructure in the state of Queensland and have forced 75 percent of its coal mines, which fuel Asia's steel mills, to grind to a halt, Queensland's premier said on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)

ausflood07.jpg Farm crops are seen flooded near the town of Theodore in Queensland, Australia January 2, 2011. Large parts of Australia's coastal northeast were flooded on Sunday in a spreading environmental disaster as thousands of residents fled their homes to avoid the runoff from a Christmas deluge. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)

ausflood08.jpg Workers of a hardware store start to clean up after being affected by flooded waters in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia January 1, 2011. Flood water rose across Australia's northeast on Friday, covering an area bigger than France and Germany combined, inundating 22 towns and stranding 200,000 people, and closing one of the country's major sugar export ports. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)

ausflood09.jpg A man drinks beer as he sits in the entrance to a flooded car repair workshop in Brisbane January 13, 2011. Flood water in Australia's third-biggest city peaked below feared catastrophic levels on Thursday but Brisbane and other devastated regions faced years of rebuilding as a fresh flood threat loomed with a cyclonic storm building off the coast. (REUTERS/Tim Wimborne)

ausflood10.jpg A fish is seen on the Capricorn Highway, which is partially submerged under floodwaters, 6 km (3.7 miles) south of Rockhampton, January 3, 2011. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)


  1. If anyone wants to Paypal money to help out the flood victims here in Australia, the Hospitality Workers union has set up a dedicated Paypal account which will be forwarded to the State government’s fund. Donate button at:

  2. Note the rainbow slick of petroleum on the surface of the construction equipment photo. This stuff will be the gift that keeps on giving.

  3. This has been a heartbreaking event, but the one positive has been seeing how well people are coming together, helping each other, and offering consideration that they normally wouldn’t.

    I’ve been hoarding some pics that just bring a smile to my face, and really demonstrate “The Queensland Spirit”.

    These people are playing a little backyard cricket – on Coronation Drive (one of Brisbane’s busiest streets).

    This is a statue of local League legend Wally Lewis outside Suncorp Stadium.

    The picture from the post, 2nd from the bottom, of the bloke drinking beer in his garage is another great example of peoples’ attitudes in this crisis. As the floodwaters rose, there were knots of people all around the city watching with beers.

    This has been an incredible tragedy, but it’s also made me fiercely proud of the people who live here.

  4. Into investing?

    Gonna be huge demand for heavy equipment in that area.
    Price of steel is going to shoot up World-wide.

    Just saying.

  5. Anyone who attempts to exploit this tragedy by attacking climate change critics is guilty of “blood libel”!!!

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