Summer Idyll in SW Queensland

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Comments (6)

© SisAnnick on January 9, 2008

... Wild wild East...

Palmina Moore on January 15, 2008

Typically Australian scene. Wonderful Gum tree.


yajiu on November 15, 2010

Hi Ian, Great photo! Any chance i could license this photo for use in an ad for St. George? It's a tight turnaround of TODAY! If you could please get back to me that would be great. I work for a graphic design agency in Canberra. Mobile: 0431 574 308

yajiu on November 15, 2010

Oh yeah my email is

Ian Stehbens on November 15, 2010

Greetings Andrew.

Thanks for the courtesy, reply coming direct.


Ian Stehbens on January 1, 2011

Queensland Floods: Dec 2010 - Jan 2011

It hasn't been a good Christmas for many Queenslanders and the New Year is not looking good for many others.

The floods are setting new records in several catchments.

At present there is more land flooded in Queensland than the entire area of France and Germany combined! The flood in the Nogoa Riiver (Emerald) is a monster, and most of the town of Emerald is flooded, and as the floods in the Comet, Connors and Dawson Rivers combine with the Nogoa flood it then moves down to Rockhampton. This regional city is bracing itself as it watches and waits for the flood peak to arrive.

The huge open-cut coalmines in Central Queensland are all affected, some flooded! Imagine the disruption to the economy. Try to imagine the cost of pumping water out of an open-cut coal mine!

Bundaberg has just seen the peak in the Burnett River flow though their homes, CBD businesses and devastate small crops farms, sugar cane farms and farm plant and equipment.

The Condamine River is also in record flood with three peaks originating upstream of Warwick, from the tributary catchments near Dalby, and from the tributary catchments near Chinchilla. Each of these towns has already been inundated, and as the flood(s) flow downstream they will combine with the flood in the Warrego which has come from the Central Queensland Highlands (where the Nogoa River and the Dawson River also rise).

This image is of the Balonne River at St George. A few kilometres upstream of St George, the Condamine and Warrego Rivers flow together to form the Balonne River.

A record flood already has occurred here in March 2010 rising to around 14M when about 20 homes in St George were inundated. Now the flood that is rising here looks like going much beyond that one, as the peaks arrive from upstream.

Both the March 2010 flood and this flood have been photographed by Michael Brumpton and may be viewed on his Flickr site.

You may be interested in seeing those flood photos and also in following the progress of this current flood as it arrives at St George over the next few days.

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Photo taken in Riverside Parkland, Saint George QLD 4487, Australia

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    by Ian Stehbens