ON THIS DAY...




100 Years ago....


Goondiwindi becomes the eclipse centre


Sept 21, 1922



The tiny southern Queensland town of Goondiwindi took centre stage today, as scientists gathered to observe a total solar eclipse that could be seen over much of the country. His Excellency the Acting Governor, Sir George Murray, came and crowds thronged the streets. The local natives, however, did not share their curiosity and ran off to hide in the bush until it was over.


Article from "Chronicle of the 20th Century" ISBN 1 872031 80 3

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