Monday, March 14, 2011

Warmun floods devastate a community and its art

In the space of a few short hours on Sunday, Turkey Creek rose beyond measure after 130mm of rain in 24 hours, and inundated the community of Warmun. The school, many houses and the store have suffered serious water damage. But possibly the most heart-breaking event for many residents is the irreparable damage to the community's thriving Art Centre.
Print Email this Share Permalink Turkey Creek runs through the centre of Warmun Aboriginal Community (200km south of Kununurra), but on Sunday evening the small creek burst its banks splitting the community in two as it flooded most of the houses, the school, the clinic, and the Warmun Art Centre including the new gallery.

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