Hans Christian Jeppesen

Hans Christian Jeppesen. If the descendants of Hans Christian Jeppesen’s were to go back to his birthplace of Skydebjerg in Denmark on any warm, comfortable day in July, they would most likely find that the friendly population of that country is one of its greatest attractions and we may never know why, with all that friendship on offer, Hans Christian’s parents packed up and moved to the remote shores of Australia. Hans Christian was just three years old when the Jeppesen family arrived in Maryborough, Queensland in 1873 on board the Humboldt. Hans Christian Jeppesen met and married Annie Nielsen...

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Cyclone Oswald 2013 Part 2 Aftermath Toogoom

http://www.toogoom.net.au/news/cyclone-oswald-flooding-2013/ http://www.toogoom.net.au/news/cyclone-oswald-flooding-2013/ Cyclone Oswald Part 2 Aftermath [video poster="http://www.toogoom.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/news.png" width="320" height="240" mp4="http://www.toogoom.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/oswald.mp4"][/video]   Fast forward 96 days.   It started again, torrential downpours and low pressure systems. On the Esplanade, council had just built a new turn around bay for the garbage trucks when they changed contractors over to the current contractors as their trucks could not get it. That combined with a new house being built at the end of the street were the precipice of further disaster. The rains came down and the water came up. Where the water would previously drain along a natural water way parallel...

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Cyclone Oswald & Flooding 2013 Toogoom Part 1

Cyclone Oswald & Flooding 2013 Cyclone Oswald & Flooding 2013. In January 2013 Toogoom residents were alerted to a category 2 cyclone called Oswald that was skirting down the Queensland coast. Residents were not alarmed at first as it seemed we would not bear any disastrous brunt of wind and would emerge unscathed by the event. How wrong we were. Queensland from 2011 to 2013, especially the Fraser Coast and SE QLD were subjected to massive summer rainfalls that saw the region disaster declared. The rains and floods affected tourism and tourist number dropped to near zero for a period...

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Toogoom Then and Now

Toogoom Beachfront The Esplanade Toogoom 1930's

Toogoom, Then and Now Toogoom then and now. For the new arrival, Toogoom appears to be drenched in tranquillity while at the same time showing a capacity for renewal and replenishment, continual energy, and creativity. Toogoom's emergence as a residential area began in the 1970s, following the development of the Hervey Bay coast between Point Vernon and Urangan. To get to understand the real Toogoom, new and old residents alike really need to step backward in time, into the mid 1800’s, into the log stockades of early settlement. The following information was copied from framed photo the writer found displayed...

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