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  1. The 1964 election saw the Liberals lose a seat to the Democratic Labor Party candidate (and ex-Premier) Vince Gair. They won a second seat in 1967, which resulted in the Liberals, Country Party and DLP each holding two senate seats in Queensland, alongside four ALP senators. The 1970 election maintained the status quo.

  2. Nov 20, 2008 · Among the city's more famous sons and daughters are the novelist Ernestine Hill (1900-1972) who wrote My Love Must Wait, a popular account of the life of Matthew Flinders, Vincent Gair (Premier of ...

  3. Apr 04, 1974 · Honourable members will remember that for many years in Opposition - at least half a dozen years - I raised this matter. On IS December 1972 when I was half the Government I wrote to the Premier of Queensland suggesting that officials of Papua New Guinea, Queensland and the Australian Government hold discussions on this issue.

  4. Nov 08, 2010 · Rockhampton is the unofficial capital of Central Queensland. It is located 638 km north of Brisbane, 8 metres above sea-level and just a few kilometres north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The area was first explored by Charles and William Archer who discovered and named the Fitzroy River (after Governor Charles Fitz Roy) on 4 May 1853.

  5. Jul 31, 2015 · On 2 April 1974, a group of Country Party Senators kept Gair in their offices beyond the 6pm deadline required to issue the writs for the election of Queensland Senators by plying Gair with beer and prawns and thus the writs were delayed sufficiently long enough not to cause six instead of five vacancies at the election.

  6. Cavendish Road State High and Intermediate School opened on Monday, the 4 th of February, 1952, at the initiative of Queensland 's Department of Public Instruction under a State Government formerly led by Premier E. M. "Ned" Hanlon, and by January of that year, by the Gair Administration. Opening the new school would have partly fulfilled an ...

  7. Apr 30, 2006 · Among the city's more famous sons and daughters are the novelist Ernestine Hill (1900-1972) who wrote My Love Must Wait, a popular account of the life of Matthew Flinders, Vincent Gair (Premier of Queensland 1952-57, leading member of the famous Labor Party split, Federal Senator 1964-74 and Ambassador to Ireland after Gough Whitlam managed to ...