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Central and North Burnett Times - - OVER 50S - PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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