Played by 24 schoolboys on Thursday Island in 1971, the game set a Guinness World Record and raised money for a community swimming pool.
Stories from Queensland’s recent past released on Google Arts & Culture
Explore over 150 years of Queensland's wide and colourful history online at Google Arts and Culture. Read about stories of struggle, hope and achievement carefully preserved within the collection.
Just a few of the titles available:
The story of the 1891 Shearers Strike which contributed to the formation of the Australian Labor Party.
How 'vortex' cloud-seeding cannons were installed at Charleville in 1902 to break a terrible drought – the cannon can still be visited today.
How a shipwreck and salvage operations combined with the forces of nature to separate the northern and southern parts of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) at Jumpinpin.
To help tell these stories, we have shared over 250 scanned archival records, ranging from hand-written bulletins and prison records to tourism posters. Check them out on Google Arts and Culture.