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Starting Again: Colin Cossey's Story


Colin Cossey cracks a big smile as he jokes with his new friend, Red Cross volunteer, Dorothy at the Bundaberg floods evacuation centre in southern Queensland. “I’m a guest here of Australian Red Cross if you don’t mind. Have a look at her smiling face,” he says.

Colin is 94-years-old. He was born at the end of the First World War, though Dorothy says he looks younger than many 70-year-olds. All his possessions and his home – a caravan – have been destroyed by a raging torrent of water that swept through the town.

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