Sunday, January 9, 2011

Your Help Is Needed- Australia Unites

I know these are not the pretty images we usually share , unfortunately life isnt always like that. I wanted to give back using the blog that gives to me every day. Lives & livelyhoods  have been washed away , other towns are still under threat & people are returning to mud & memories lost .......

A lot of residents in some of  these flood ravaged towns have lived in their homes much of their lives....

Entire communities are affected........

The only way into town is by boat to see the damage to buisnesses.......

Police stay in towns to protect homes of people evacuated from looters.......

Even the flood level indicators have gone under the flood waters......

Rockhampton airport runway......

Farms and crops have gone completly under the rising waters.......

Including whole herds of  cattle & sheep.......

This determined Brahm  cow hangs onto a high spot of land.......

More than 200 thousand people are affected by these floods........

The flood ravaged area is larger than the state of New South Wales......

and bigger than France & germany combined........

Even the wildlife cannot get away.......
A wallaby stands on a large haybale trapped by rising flood waters at Dalby.

The beautiful Barrier Reef is under threat from debris & toxic materials being washed out to sea....

A smile & a joke of lets fish from the front door" for a moment lightens the
seriousness of the situation.......

Local residents have there ID checked when returning to see the state of their homes by boat
can even have a laugh , thats the Aussie spirit girls !

As some of the towns such as this hardware store owner in Bundaberg start the massive clean up......

other towns are still under threat , as early as this morning the historic town of Maryborough
is bracing for peak flood waters.......

Tonight Channel nine will be hosting a telethon please support their efforts
These people & communities need our help , please dig deep if you can.

Karyn x

Donations can be made Nationally & Internationally 
Accont Name: Premiers Disaster Relief Appeal
BSB: 064013
Acc No: 10006800
SWIFT Code for international donations: CTBAAU2S

1800219028 (credit card)

In Person
Commonwealth Bank , NAB ,Westpac , ANZ, BOQ, Suncorp, St.Georgebank , Bank SA, 
Australia Central Credit Union , Savings & loans Credit Union
This information is available on


  1. Oh well done you! Thanks for posting these pics. It's amazing the tenacity and spirit of people in tough times isn't it? I laughed when I heard someone say that at least their house had water views these days!

  2. It's so heartbreaking isn't it Karyn. I really feel for these people and am grateful you've included details on how people can donate and help in some way. I cannot imagine losing my entire home and belongings in such away and to see the town where I lived simply 'wash away'. So sad.

  3. Thank you for such a passionate and considerate post.

    We Aussie's are a resilliant bunch but the devastation caused by these floods is almost too much to bare.

    I'm a great deal of money is raised to help these poor people and I know it will be. Australia is reknowned for digging deep to help people (locally and abroad) in times of need.

    For the residents in these towns in Queensland they sure need all the help they can get.


  4. Dear Karyn,
    here in the middle of Europe in a small country of us Hungary we can also see reports of your disaster. We have the same disaster as you since 2/3 of our country's 93 thousand square km-s total area is flood and we have -10 degrees celsius under zero!!What shall we have if it begins to thaw!!

  5. it's a huge disaster ... my heart goes out to all and especialy those on the land loosing stock and crop and more ... le xox

  6. Dear Karyn,
    I am new to your blog and a new follower.
    I have three blogging buddies who live in or have been visiting Brisbane so I have been following the devastation there. Thank you so much for posting more information.
    I will be back to read more of your blog later today.
    Warm hugs from Laura in Ontario Canada


Love reading all of your comments.
Karyn x