• SOUTHPORT applied for, and were granted, the green light by the Queensland Government, to install 14 poker machines at their Musgrave Hill social facility.
  • The arrival of the ‘one-arm bandits’ – the machines still had handles for players to pull on in those days – proved a boon for the club and resulted in a complete turnaround in finances.
  • The battle against Morningside continued, witbh the Panthers winning the grand final by 61 points, scoring 16.22 (118) to 8.9 (57).


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