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Farewell to old Quay St and the lovely view of Fitzroy River

General Manager Phill Le Petit and Editor Frazer Pearce with The Morning Bulletins new home on the corner of Bolsover and Fitzroy Streets. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
General Manager Phill Le Petit and Editor Frazer Pearce with The Morning Bulletins new home on the corner of Bolsover and Fitzroy Streets. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

I CAN imagine the excitement of The Morning Bulletin staff at as they entered the new building at 162 Quay St, Rockhampton for the first time in 1927.

The three-storey reinforced concrete complex on a dress circle street in the heart of the great city of Rockhampton excited workers as they walked into the next exciting era of the business.

Hit fast forward and we race through 87 years of publishing millions of editions more than a billion photos and stories about triumphs and tragedies, flood, famine, fire, success and achievement, hard work and heroes.

Most of all we wrote about the real people of CQ and we are still focusing on that core function today.

Now as I leave this wonderful building for the last time I feel the same sense of excitement the staff of 1927 must have felt as they entered new modern premises.

Our new building at 35 Fitzroy St is only a few hundred metres down the road but it is decades ahead in terms of functionality for this evolving business.

The technology involved with producing newspapers has changed enormously in the past 87 years and time was up at 162 Quay st.

The biggest change in the past 10 years was moving our printing operation to a state of the art operation at Hempenstall St in 2007.

Now it's time for our publishing staff to move with the times.

This is an investment in the future of Capricornia Newspapers, our staff, readers and clients and we are so glad you are along for the ride.

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