Browsing All posts tagged under »Rockhampton Queensland«

Capricornia – Beef Central In Australia (Part Two)

November 19, 2022 by

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By Anton Lang ~ I wrote in the earlier Post that a number of things came together to prompt me to write about this, and thinking back, how often does something like that happen. You see something that on the surface seems pretty innocuous, and not long after reading it, you think of something else, […]

Capricornia – Beef Central In Australia (Part One)

October 9, 2022 by

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By Anton Lang ~ I recently read an article at the Australian ABC News site about Texas Longhorn Bulls here in Australia, and a number of things coalesced, and spurred me to write an article, which then turned into two articles about beef cattle. I’ll get to the Texas Longhorn article in a little more […]

Fitzroy River Flood At Rockhampton – April 2017

April 4, 2017 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Recently in North Queensland, Cyclone Debbie, a high Category 4 cyclone, came ashore in the Area near Bowen and Proserpine. That area is around 400 Kilometres (250 Miles) North of Rockhampton. That was almost two weeks ago now. The damage caused by Cyclone Debbie was horrendous. As the Cyclone moved slowly […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Eight)

March 6, 2015 by

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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN It’s amazing how you improvise in times like this, and also, most amazing how some of that thinking from times gone by kicks into place, and items which supposed to be from bygone eras came in almost as a necessity, and in fact proved to be invaluable, while some modern […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Seven)

March 5, 2015 by

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RECOVERY AFTER THE POWER CAME BACK ON I mentioned in yesterday’s Post how the power came back on not long after Midnight on the Wednesday morning, and we discovered that at around 4.30AM. As I mentioned, we went out onto the back porch at that time for ten minutes just to see how many people […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Six)

March 4, 2015 by

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THE DRAWBACKS OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY By Monday morning, we had now been without power for three days and nights. It was hot and it was still, with hardly any breeze at all. Mainly we listened to the radio as people phoned in with reports of how they and those around them came out of this. […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Five)

March 3, 2015 by

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FOOD STORAGE DURING THE POWER OUTAGE I mentioned in the last Post how we had lost power, and in the heat, everything in the fridge had either gone off already or was rapidly getting to the stage where it was no longer viable. I knew that our local major Supermarket was getting bags of party […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Four)

March 2, 2015 by

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THE CLEANUP AND START OF THE RECOVERY There is one thing we can be thankful for during the passing of the Cyclone, and that was it all happened during daylight hours as I just could not imagine going through something like this in the dark It was frightening enough in the light of day, but […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Three)

March 1, 2015 by

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THE DAY OF THE CYCLONE On the morning of the Cyclone, that fateful Friday, after I turned on the computer, the only thing I was looking for was information, all of it on the now approaching Cyclone. At 8AM, outside, it was almost eerie. Totally still, not one breath of wind at all. I recall […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (With Updates)

February 28, 2015 by

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On Friday 20th February 2015, Tropical Cyclone Marcia approached the Queensland Coastline. It made landfall and then passed directly overhead of the city of Rockhampton in Queensland, and that is where I live, so we were right in it. In the U.S. these systems are called Hurricanes, and other than the difference in names, the […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Two)

February 28, 2015 by

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Yesterday, I started on a series of Posts about the impact of Tropical Cyclone Marcia, which passed directly over the Central Queensland city of Rockhampton, and that’s where I live with my good lady wife. That preliminary Post is at the following link. Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part One) I’m using the facility […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part One)

February 27, 2015 by

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This is the first Post in this series. I’m going to use the facility of our blog site to write down as much as I possibly can about this major event, but as we are still busy here, this Post will just be a preliminary Post with just some early notes about the event. I […]

Rockhampton – Huge Rain Event January 2013

January 26, 2013 by

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While this Post is timed for the early AM hours on Saturday Morning (U.S. time, which is during Saturday afternoon local time here in Rockhampton Queensland) I started writing it as soon as this event had all but finished which was around 3PM local time on the Friday Afternoon. The Power had  been off for […]