Meet Margaret Cook
Date & time
Sat 14 Sep 2019
10:00am to 11:00am
Add to Calendar 2019-09-14 10:00 2019-09-14 11:00 Australia/Brisbane Meet Margaret Cook When floods devastated South East Queensland in 2011, who was to blame? Despite the inherent risk of living on a floodplain, most residents had pinned their hopes on Wivenhoe Dam to protect them, and when it failed to do so, dam operators were blamed for the scale of the catastrophic events that followed. <em>A River with a City Problem</em> is a compelling history of floods in the Brisbane River catchment, especially those in 1893, 1974 and 2011. Extensively researched, it highlights the force of nature, the vagaries of politics and the power of community. With many river cities facing urban development challenges, Cook makes a convincing argument for what must change to prevent further tragedy. Join author Margaret Cook as she discusses her new book, <em>A River with a City Problem</em>. Books will be available for purchase at the event, or bring your copy from home for Margaret to sign.&nbsp;To reserve your place, <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meet-margaret-cook-kenmore-library-tickets-63321590582?aff=ebdssbdestsearch" target="_blank">visit Eventbrite</a> or phone the library. Kenmore Library, Kenmore Village, 9 Brookfield Road, Kenmore
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Age

Young adults, Adults, Seniors

Cost

Free

When floods devastated South East Queensland in 2011, who was to blame? Despite the inherent risk of living on a floodplain, most residents had pinned their hopes on Wivenhoe Dam to protect them, and when it failed to do so, dam operators were blamed for the scale of the catastrophic events that followed.

A River with a City Problem is a compelling history of floods in the Brisbane River catchment, especially those in 1893, 1974 and 2011. Extensively researched, it highlights the force of nature, the vagaries of politics and the power of community. With many river cities facing urban development challenges, Cook makes a convincing argument for what must change to prevent further tragedy.

Join author Margaret Cook as she discusses her new book, A River with a City Problem.

Books will be available for purchase at the event, or bring your copy from home for Margaret to sign. To reserve your place, visit Eventbrite or phone the library.

Bookings

Bookings required. Phone Kenmore Library on 07 3407 0258 to reserve your place.

Venue

Kenmore Library, Kenmore Village, 9 Brookfield Road, Kenmore

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