"Thank you" party sample bag

Production date
2011
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Plastic bag, translucent white disposable bag with two round handle holes. "Thank you" inscription printed in blue.
Classification
CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Bag
Measurements
L470 x W240 mm
Media/Materials description
Plastic
Signature/Marks
Thank you \ Thank you \ Thank you \ Have A Nice Day
History and use
This ‘thank you’ bag was put together by two flood affected neighbours who lived in Riverview. They were made up after the clean-up phase of the Queensland floods 2010 – 2011. The bags, which they referred to as ‘Flood Survivor’s Packs’ were handed out at a post-flood party which they hosted in order to thank the many volunteers who helped them clean up their homes and offer assistance. The bag contains small personal essentials such as tissues, a toothbrush and toothpaste, disposable gloves, skin lotion, vitamins, lens wipes, a ruler, a disposable teaspoon and cup, and a tea bag with sugar sachets.

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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H48147.1

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