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2022 flood

St John’s College UQ students Kristy Underwood, Fiona Brown, Murray Colbridge and resident advisor Archie Steele returned from a flood clean-up day muddy and tired (4 March 2022)

St John’s College UQ students join the Mud Army, helping two Brisbane clergy with their flood recovery

St John’s College within the University of Queensland students took to the streets in their chocolate and gold Hawaiian shirts, joining the Mud Army for a week to assist flood-impacted community members, including two Brisbane priests whose home was flooded


The night the Northern Rivers went under

“I should have been on campus at The Southport School boarding, but I was on the family property in Alstonville, NSW, when the unprecedented flood event hit our region of the Northern Rivers. I had been sent home after testing positive to COVID-19, with no idea what was about to unfold,” says Year 12 TSS student Jack Thornton


“These weather events are turning points in people’s lives”

“We moved stuff upstairs. The lights went out. We headed for higher ground, and there we stayed for five days. We were lucky because we had just a couple of inches of water in the rooms we had emptied. Our neighbours, a few metres down the hill, were not so lucky,” says Jon Eastgate from St Andrew’s, South Brisbane