From left, Esme Bundesen and Marie Limpus look over an old scrap book including clippings from The Morning Bulletin of coverage of the 1955 cyclone which hit Yeppoon. One of the photos was of Esme and Marie and Esme's sister on the Yeppoon foreshore.
From left, Esme Bundesen and Marie Limpus look over an old scrap book including clippings from The Morning Bulletin of coverage of the 1955 cyclone which hit Yeppoon. One of the photos was of Esme and Marie and Esme's sister on the Yeppoon foreshore. Chris Ison

Cyclone watchers spotted

ROCKHAMPTON'S Esme Bundesen and Marie Limpus can still recall when the 1955 cyclone hit Yeppoon.

They were snapped at Yeppoon's Main Beach surrounded by the debris the cyclone left.

The photograph featured in yesterday's Blast from the Past section in The Morning Bulletin.

Esme said this wasn't the first time the photo of the three girls had been re-published in the paper.

"The last time was about 25 years ago and that's me standing on the scales which used to be on the main beach," the 74-year-old said yesterday.

"We used to live in Yeppoon and we were the staff for my father's laundry and dry cleaning business, but we were just being inquisitive young women when that photo of us was taken."

Esme said Marie, who is in the middle of the photo, was like a sister to Esme and Clarice, who is on the left side of the photo.

The Bulletin has also received many calls regarding Monday's Blast from the Past which shows Yeppoon's Main Beach and Ross Creek.

A reader called to say she believed the photo was taken when Appleton Park was called Smalley Park.

Rockhampton's Keith Mackay said a Yeppoon teacher built the picnic area on the right side of the photo.



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