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19 April, 2008

Hon. CA WALLACE (Thuringowa—ALP) (Minister for Natural Resources and Water and Minister Assisting the Premier in North Queensland) (10.05 am): I am pleased to inform the House today of Queensland’s newest officially named location. Queensland already has a number of ‘corners’ where our border meets the borders of New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory.


Up until today, Gregory and Greaves Corner was the only ‘corner’ on the state boundary yet to be named. The official name change, which I approved yesterday, has been welcomed by the local community, especially as the name has such significant local historical value. This name acknowledges the contributions of two surveyors—

Mr SPEAKER: Order! Excuse me, Minister. There is far too much audible conversation in the House. Can we give the minister a fair go.

Mr WALLACE: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I thought they would have been more interested in some of our early pioneers in Queensland. Obviously they are not.

A government member: They hate the west.

Mr WALLACE: They hate the west; that is right. This name acknowledges the contributions of two surveyors—Queensland’s Sir Augustus Charles Gregory and New South Wales’s William Albert Braylesford Greaves.

Mr Johnson: A great electorate named after him, too.

Mr WALLACE: Yes, exactly—a good seat named after him, and I believe the member for Gregory’s middle name.

Mr Johnson: A great member, too.

Mr WALLACE: A great member. I will take that interjection from the member for Gregory.

Mr SPEAKER: A great ego, too.

Subject: Gregory and Greaves Corner [Queensland Legislative Assembly – Ministerial Statement]

Date: 17 April 2008

Hansard reference: pp. 1128 [online (pdf)]

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