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29 January 2014

40 years ago today, a new flood peak was predicted for Goodna


The Queensland Times reported 40 years ago today on 29 January 1974:

 "RISING FLOODWATERS NEW THREAT TO GOODNA AREA". 


Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen arriving at Limestone Park
 in Ipswich greeted by (from left) Evan 
Marginson
 Member for Wolston, Vi Jordan Member for
Ipswich West, Ipswich Mayor George Hastings,
 Dr 
Llew Edwards (Member for Ipswich),
 Police Inspector J McCarthy and
Federal Member for 
Oxley Bill Hayden.

Thankfully, the Brisbane River had already peaked and Goodna was spared a second deluge.

The picture shows the Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen arriving at Limestone Park in Ipswich greeted by (from left) Evan Marginson Member for Wolston, Vi Jordan Member for Ipswich West, Ipswich Mayor George Hastings, Dr Llew Edwards (member for Ipswich),Police Inspector J McCarthy and Federal Member for Oxley Bill Hayden.

Incidentally, the price of the QT in 1974 was 8 cents and inside there was an advertisement for house and land at Churchill for $12,490 (full price).

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