BACK IN THE DAY: Walter McAndrew wrote of his time in Mundubbera in a book called The Life and Stories of a Country Cop. In his book he tells about his experiences during the 1942 flood and describes how, on February 9, he went to the people living in ‘what is known as Frogs Hollow’ to warn them about flooding. An old man told him to go home and go to bed because he’d lived there for 50 years and had never seen floodwater. The next day with the assistance of Claude Geck and the council motorboat people were evacuated. Hearing that houses were also in danger at Riverleigh he and Mr Geck went by boat to the area where they rescued nine people from the roof of a house. Mr McAndrew is pictured here with his wife Nan.