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ABC Childcare Centre, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly

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ABC Childcare Centre, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly
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I came across this refrigerator that had been thrown out along with all the contents still in it. The photos looked unscathed so I salvaged them and handed the to an ABC worker who had volunteered from another centre.

She initially was reluctant to handle them possible because she thought that they may have been contaminated by sewage? Perhaps they were, but at the time I thought that some parents of workers might appreciate some of their kids artworks or photos being saved.

ABC Childcare Centre, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly
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This building was not inundated from mud so much as sewage back flow from 15 little toilets inside!

This is the only photo I took of the interior after being hosed down and scrubbed. There was too much contaminated water being sprayed around and I didn’t want to get it on my camera.

ABC Childcare Centre, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly

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ABC Childcare Centre, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly
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Another fantastic Volunteer who had spent the previous day scrubbing mud from houses at Fig Tree Pocket. He showed me some scratches on his arm that were beginning to look infected. I met so many great people that day. If only I had gotten their names!

ABC Childcare Centre, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly
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The entire contents of the centre once emptied almost took up a whole block!

The Director of ABC Childcare Centre, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly
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Kylie had an amazing story to tell. She had little to no warning and evacuated 20 kids on her own merit when she saw the river rising over the road just metres from the centre.

By the time she had made the first phone call to when the last child had been collected two hours had passed and the water was rising rapidly… Some of the parents initially did not believe what they were hearing and took their time in getting there.

ABC Childcare Centre, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly

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ABC Childcare Centre, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly
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Wonderful volunteers appeared from everywhere. I have no idea what their names were but we worked side by side for hours on end 🙂

ABC Childcare Centre, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly
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Amongst the piles of belongings on the pavement I found this doll speckled with mud, water and sewage. I felt sad yet was struck by the innocence beauty of it all. This doll had once been loved and played with. It was somebody’s toy yet had been so effortlessly discarded.