10 YEARS AGO
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