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Monday, 30 May 2011
Page: 5205

100th Anniversary of the Sinking of SS Yongala

Debate resumed on the motion by Mr Christensen:

That this House:

(1) recognises the one-hundredth anniversary of the sinking of SS Yongala;

(2) notes that:

(a) the SS Yongala sank in a cyclone on 23 March 1911 on a voyage from Mackay to Townsville;

(b) the SS Yongala was lost 12 nautical miles off Alva in the Burdekin; and

(c) 122 passengers lost their lives as a result of the ship's sinking; and

(3) extends its thoughts and sympathies, at this time of memorial, to the living descendants of those who perished with the sinking of the SS Yongala.