Meet Margaret Cook
11:00am to 12:00pm
Young adults, Adults, Seniors
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.
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Bookings required. Phone Brisbane Square Library on 07 3403 4166 to reserve your place.
Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City