Times Past, March 7, 1955

By Isabella Gillespie
Updated March 8 2022 - 2:14am, first published March 6 2022 - 1:00pm
The front page of The Canberra Times on this day in 1955.

As the devastating effects of flooding unfold across Queensland and NSW, Australians have been rallying to support the affected communities. It was no different on this day in 1955, after a brutal La Nina and its associated floods caused a strong public response from the people of Canberra, who came together to support 2CA radio station's flood appeal. The appeal turned out to be the most successful single day appeal undertaken by the station yet. The manager, Mr G Barlin, said the public response had exceeded their wildest expectations.



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