Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Pioneers Forgotten in Change

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Pioneers Forgotten in Change

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THE recent correspondence re BP/ Baden Powell does not concur with the explanation given by my grandmother. My grandparents Arthur and Annie Elliott moved to Maroochy River in 1921 and retired to BP St in the late '50s where they lived opposite the Black Swan Bowls Club.

My grandmother's story is the street was named after the river boat BP which used to tie up at the end of the street where there is a good deep water anchorage. There is a very good photo of the BP tied up at the Coolum Creek wharf in the Sunshine Coast Library historical photo collection.

I remember her being incensed at the name change, which probably occurred in the early '60s.

In the interests of history and as a mark of respect to the pioneers of the Maroochy River, the original name should be restored.

IAN ELLIOTT

Pt Arkwright

Expensive penny pinching

SANDY, you are correct in saying that Labor can never seem to deliver a surplus, but stop and have a think why. Liberals always deliver a surplus because they don't spend, plain and simple. It's quite easy to save when you don't spend, but, unfortunately, in the real world, you have to spend to keep up. The Howard government did save, but at what expense? The country went absolutely nowhere in 11 years. As soon as Labor were voted in, they had to spend to bring the country back up to speed with everyone else.

MICHEAL RISELEY

Buderim

Time to bite the bullet

AFTER reading so many comments by members of both sides of Parliament, and in so much of the media as well as by a lot of other folk, it is clear that the continued existence of current PM Julia Gillard in that job would appear to be very limited.

Frankly, in all my 80 years I cannot recall any prime minister being so close to the borderline of having to resign or be fired by her own people, because they can no longer continue with the kind of person she is, her manner of replying to questions, or a lot more. …

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