It was the image of a 13-month-old baby girl, terrified and dripping wet in the arms of a soldier, that captured the hearts of millions across the globe. A decade on from the devastating Queensland floods, and that little girl, Montannah Creaser, now 11, is all grown up!
“Even today when I look at the photo, I can’t believe that cute little baby with such frightened eyes is me,” the gutsy Grade Six student tells Woman’s Day from her Laidley home in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley region.
“I can’t remember anything, but my mum and my nan have told me the whole story over and over – including the moment they thought they’d lost me!” she says with her trademark cheeky smile.
Mum Roslyn Perry tells the tale like it was yesterday.
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