Banner "Thank you"

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Home-made banner made of canvas material with colour painted words of thanks written on it. The banner was made by Norid Krausz, a member of the public whose home was flooded in Riverview for the purposes of a 'thank you' party. The banner was a statement of 'thanks' to all the volunteers, family and friends who helped clean up Norid's home after the Queensland flood. The 'thank you' party was held at The Roadvale Pub near Ipswich on Saturday 6th March.
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES
CH classification FLAGS Events
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1060H x 2320W
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Cotton canvas, painted.
THANK YOU / VOLUNTEERS, GOV. Agencies / Family, Neighbourhood house / Tradies, Friends
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This banner was made by two residents who were affected by the flood in the suburb of Riverview, near Ipswich. It was hung as a backdrop at a party which they held to say thank you to all the people who helped clean up their homes and get them back on their feet. The banner reads: “THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS, GOV. Agencies, Family, Neighbourhood house, Tradies, Friends”.

The series of Queensland cyclones and floods which occurred over the summer of 2010-2011 was one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of the state. The events which were named in the media as ‘Queensland’s Summer of Disasters’, impacted over 2.5 million people and saw the evacuation of entire towns, power and water being cut off as well as roads, railway lines, buildings, homes and personal property damaged. It also resulted in the tragic death of 35 people and the declaration of 78% of the state as a disaster zone.

After the extreme weather conditions took place and the flood waters receded, thousands of volunteers immediately responded by rallying together to help friends, neighbours and complete strangers clean up their businesses and homes. Many Queenslander’s showed great generosity, courage, strength and community spirit during the clean-up phase of the event with volunteers providing hands-on help, free services, professional advice, donations and much more to help those cyclone and flood affected victims get back on their feet.
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