Australia Day 2018 Toogoom

Australia Day 2018 Toogoom It was a fantastic day at the Toogoom Australia Day celebrations today. The day started with a flag raising ceremony attended by our local Councillor Rolf Light who made a great speech and our state member Bruce Saunders who raised the Australian Flag. The turn out was great to see with over 100 Toogoomites & friends coming down and enjoying the sunshine and festivities. After the ceremony everyone adjourned to the cool air conditioned hall for a lunch put on by the wonderful ladies of the Toogoom & Districts community association. This was followed by three...

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Brolgas of Toogoom

Brolgas of Toogoom by Sandy Latch

Here you will find gorgeous photos of the Toogoom Brolga pair Romeo and Juliet. Every year they raise their young in Toogoom along Carket Road where the new houses are being built. Hopefully their habitat won't be encroached on to much by mankind.   [foogallery id="1264"]

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Excellent Exercise for Older Toogoomites

Potato Bag Exercise Toogoom

My Potato Bag Exercise for Oldies. I have just come across this exercise, suggested for all you 'seniors', to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on to some of my friends and family. The article suggested doing it three days a week.   Begin by standing on a comfortable surface where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 5lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a...

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Toogoom Bus Timetable

Monday to Friday &Saturday Toogoom to Hervey Bay major stops am Toogoom to Town Main St                                            Mon- Fri      8.47 Saturday   7.17 Stockland                                        Mon- Fri     8.50 Saturday    7.20 Burrum Hds Bowls Club               Mon- Fri      9.15 Saturday   7.45 Sunrise Cres                     ...

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Toogoom Halloween Gallery 2017

Toogoom Halloween 2017 Gallery

Toogoom Halloween 2017 was a spectacular community event. Everyone looked fantastic.. what a night what a day... toogoom can be really proud of the community spirit and awesome fun for the kids and the not so young kids.. like me.. the houses looked spectacular.... the outfits were amazing.... so much effort and work and thinking went into halloween.. other than the scream kids which were a unit anyway.. I didn't see any repeats of costumes ..... each was unique like thing 1 and thing 2 who my daughter thought rocked.... they will know who they are  and the hot dog and...

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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 Storms 17 October 2017

Toogoom Storms and Flash Floods 17 October 2017 Important note after travelling through floodwater in the Toogoom area and especially between Craignish and Toogoom please remember to wash down your vehicle immediately as the floodwater is mixed with tidal saltwater After days and days of heavy rain at around 400 ml the causeway or salt flats between Toogoom and Craignish has been dangerously close to being flooded over to the point of being closed on the evening of 17th of October 2017. The rains have been relentless in downpours and left many low lying areas underwater. Yesterday 16/10/17 Torbanlea Piabla...

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