The day that changed Grantham

Image via the Guardian
When Queensland went under water in January this year the tiny town of Grantham suffered the greatest loss of life: 12 people died. The locals clung to fences, floated on top of cars and supported each other to survive the unexpected and sudden wall of muddy water and debris that inundated their town. You’ll hear tales of fear, bravery and loss in this moving radio feature.

We listened to this 2011 radio documentary in class earlier this week.

The piece is vivid in detail with strong first person testimony of this momentous day and incredibly strong production values.

It’s well worth a listen. The TV footage below gives some further context to the event.

Footage from ABC News (Australia)