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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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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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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Toogoom Wildlife Gallery

Toogoom Wildlife Gallery Please find a beautiful photo gallery of the wildlife and fish of Toogoom. These Toogoom photographs were taken and shared for all to enjoy by members of our Facebook Toogoom Community Group. Our Toogoom Facebook group can be found here and everyone is welcome to join These photos were taken around Toogoom between 2011 and 2017. [foogallery id="1213"]

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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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The Bullfrog (bit naughty)

The Bullfrog (bit naughty) A woman went into a store to buy her husband a pet for his birthday. After looking around, she found that all the pets were very expensive. She told the clerk she wanted to buy a pet, but she didn't want to spend a fortune. 'Well,' said the clerk, 'I have a very large bullfrog. They say it's been trained to perform Oral Sex!' 'Oral Sex?' the woman exclaimed questionly . 'It hasn't been proven but we've sold 30 of them this month,' he said. The woman thought it would be a great gag gift, and...

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