New book to depict Ului's fury

WHEN Cyclone Ului swept through the Whitsundays in the early hours of Sunday, March 21, everyone held their breath and hoped it was not going to be a repeat of the fatal Cyclone Ada, which ravaged the Whitsundays in 1970.

Fortunately it wasn't.

Whitsunday residents awoke to find devastation but no one was injured or killed.

Now a book will present images of that unforgettable day, when Cyclone Ului vented its wrath on the Whitsundays.

The brainchild of local graphic designer Ann Parrott, the book will showcase a selection of submitted photographs.

Ann is calling on residents to send in their best shots from that fateful weekend.

“I am looking for images that depict the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Ului,” said Ann.

“It is a chance for budding photographers to have their photos published in a unique keepsake book.”

The book will be published and made available throughout the region in late June.”

She said all photos must be the original image taken by the contributor.

All images featured in the book would contain the photographer's name, the location of the photo and a brief caption describing the image.

Contributions are welcome from residents in Mackay and Bowen, as well as people in the Whitsundays.

To be a part of history in the making, submit your image or images to by Thursday June 3.

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