Virtual Book Club: 'A River with a City Problem' (2019)
By Margaret Cook
10.30AM Thu 18 Jun 2020
ONLINE | Ticketed
Discuss art, life, culture and creativity from the comfort of your own home at the QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club.
A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods (2019), Margaret Cook
Session 1: Wed 17 Jun, 3.00pm
Session 2: Thu 18 Jun, 10.30am
A River with a City Problem is a compelling history of floods in the Brisbane River catchment. Through a detailed analysis of Brisbane’s worst floods (in 1893, 1974 and 2011), historian Margaret Cook reveals how those governing Australia’s third most populous city have consistently failed to implement sensible floodplain management policies, condemning our ever-increasing population to periodic catastrophe. Extensively researched, the book 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.
Booking essential / Free for Members / $5 Members' Guests / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to join these virtual discussions hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen.
The link to join the meeting will be sent to the email address you booked with one hour prior to the start of the session.
The QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club meetings are hosted online via Zoom. Members can join the moderated conversation by downloading the free Zoom App on their smart phone or tablet, downloading the Zoom program on their computer, joining via their internet browser on their computer, or over the phone.