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- Bardon · Elizabeth II · James Cook · Wivenhoe · James Ramsay

10 YEARS AGO

CAUGHT OUT

The se­cret dis­cov­ery of lung­fish in the Wiven­hoe Dam has cast grave doubt over the Bligh Gov­ern­ment’s abil­ity to ever switch on the $2 bil­lion re­cy­cled wa­ter pipe­line with­out harm­ing the vul­ner­a­ble species. The Courier-Mail has learnt that lung­fish eggs and fin­ger­lings were dis­cov­ered in the dam in Septem­ber last year.

40 YEARS AGO

‘ONE TO BARDON, PLEASE’ Thanks Gov­er­nor … Sir James Ram­say paid his “fare” to con­duc­tor, Mr Robert Win­ter­bot­tom, af­ter Sir James boarded a 1900 tram at the open­ing of the Bris­bane Tram Mu­seum yes­ter­day. The driver, Mr Philip Smith, kept a watch­ful eye on the trans­ac­tion. On Au­gust 10, 1885, the city’s first horse-drawn tram ran from North Quay down Queen Street to the Ex­hi­bi­tion Ground.

250 YEARS AGO CAPE FLAT­TERY

I landed and went upon the point which is pretty high from which I had a view of the sea-coast which trended away 8 or 10 leagues, which was as far as I could see, the weather not be­ing very clear. I saw 9 or 10 small low is­lands and some shoals off the coast and large shoals be­tween the main and three high Is­lands, which I was now as­sured were is­lands and not a part of the main land.

— Lieu­tenant James Cook

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