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Remembering the night Ului struck

A BOOK of photographs from cyclone Ului will be available from today.

Just over a month ago a request was put out to people in the community to submit their photographs of Cyclone Ului.

Whitsunday graphic designer Ann Parrott has now put together a keepsake book of photographic images as a reminder of the night that few will forget.

The response from the community was overwhelming both in support and enthusiasm.

"I received over 600 photographs from nearly 70 contributors," Ms Parrott said this week.

“While all of them weren't able to be used, every contributor has helped to create a memorable picture of the night."

Ms Parrott was excited to work on something that also affected her personally.

“It just has a whole different feeling to it. I love that people embraced it and wanted to be a part of it, and have given such positive feedback. It was truly motivating.”

All photographs used feature the name of the photographer and where it was taken, with photos covering Mackay and Eungella, right through to the Whitsundays and Bowen.

"It truly is the images of a community, caught on camera.”

I am proud, and pleased, to have had the opportunity to put the book together and have it printed," Ms Parrott said.

The result is a 48 page book, full colour gloss throughout.

People are able to order a copy by going to the website www.cycloneului.com. Any further enquiries can be directed to cycloneului@optusnet.com.au

One dollar from every book sold during June and July will be donated to the SES.

"As a member of the SES I know first hand the amount of tireless work done by the volunteers in all the affected regions, to help everyone throughout the community before and after the cyclone,” she said.

“This is my way of saying 'thanks' also, in return."


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