Par­lia­ment pays re­spects

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

THE sink­ing of the SS Yon­gala has been recog­nised in fed­eral par­lia­ment on the eve of the 100th an­niver­sary of the mar­itime tragedy.

Daw­son MP Ge­orge Chris­tensen lodged a mo­tion in par­lia­ment with the back­ing of Her­bert MP Ewen Jones yes­ter­day.

‘‘ It’s im­por­tant we recog­nise the con­tri­bu­tion the ves­sel made to our com­mu­nity and re­mem­ber the tragic loss of lives,’’ Mr Chris­tensen said.

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