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Floods Transform Lake Eyre - Australia
World  (tags: australia, sa, south australia, lake eyre, salt water, floods, queensland, birds, wildlife )

- 3651 days ago -
Queensland's summer floods have transformed parts of the outback landscape, enticing huge bird colonies to Lake Eyre in outback SA. This is a phenomenon that only occurs every 10 years or so .....
On This Day : 1770. : Captain James Cook Discovers and Names Queenland's Glass House Mountains.
World  (tags: on this day, queensland, australia, captain cook, glass house mountains, sunshine coast )

- 3653 days ago -
Captain James Cook was not the first to discover Australia, as he was preceded by numerous Portuguese and Dutch explorers. However, he was the first to sight and map the eastern coastline. Cook's ship, the 'Endeavour', departed Plymouth, England, on 26
Growing Demand: 50,000 Watermelon Seedlings Planted a Day at NT Farm - Australia
World  (tags: australia, nt, northern territory, water melons, farmers, crops, queensland )

- 3701 days ago -
While melon growers in some parts of Queensland battle irrigation cutbacks and drought, Northern Territory melon growers are significantly increasing seed planting this month to take advantage of growing demand for the succulent fruit. Like many melon
Cyclone Hamish Strengthens, Expected to Hit Whitsunday Region - Queensland, Australia
World  (tags: australia, queensland, cyclone, hamish, rain, winds, tropics )

- 3724 days ago -
CYCLONE Hamish, which is hovering off the north Queensland coast, will intensify into a category four storm by Sunday, the weather bureau has warned. The tropical cyclone was about 230 kilometres off the Cairns coast on Saturday morning and was producing
Cyclone Hamish May Cross Mackay Coastline - Queensland - Australia
World  (tags: australia, queensland, weather, cyclone, cairns, mackay. hamish )

- 3724 days ago -
Residents of the Mackay area may feel the full brunt of cyclone Hamish as it makes its way south. Tropical cyclone Hamish, 360 kilometres north of Cairns, is expected to intensify into a category three cyclone over coming days, lashing the far north coast
Torrential Rain a 'Mixed Blessing' for Australia - Australia
World  (tags: australia, rain, floods, flooding, drought, good news, lake eyre, queensland, NSW )

- 3741 days ago -
As torrential rain continues to fall across parts of Australia, the rivers, lakes and estuaries from the far north to the back of Bourke are about to spring to life. Some of the rain that has caused floods in parts of New South Wales will flow out to sea.
Floods Better Than Drought: Farming Group - Queensland, Australia
World  (tags: australia, queensland, farmers, drought, floods, flooding, farming, natural disaster )

- 3742 days ago -
Gulf of Carpentaria cattle farmers would prefer the floods than the severe drought that has parched the region for many years, a leading farming group has said. Thousands of cattle are expected to have died during the floods, which have cut-off roads and
Queensland Rejoices on Day of Unity - Australia
World  (tags: australia, australia day, queensland, celebrations, holiday, smiles )

- 4129 days ago -
CROWDED beaches, packed pubs, hot weather, cold beer and good mates - it must have been Australia Day. Pride was printed on the faces of millions of Queenslanders who celebrated the day at events around the state, including world record attempts, toad
Crew Cuts Off Shark's Head to Save Man - Australia
World  (tags: australia, queensland, shark, maco shark, bite, fishing )

- 4130 days ago -
A SHARK'S jaw latched so tightly onto a man's leg today aboard a fishing boat that its head had to be cut off to free him. The shark had just been hauled aboard the boat off the Gold Coast.
Youths Charged Over Emerald Looting - Queensland - Australia
World  (tags: australia, queensland, flood, teenagers, looting, looters, homes )

- 4130 days ago -
Police have reportedly charged two juveniles over the alleged looting of a flooded bike store in Emerald. Two boys, aged 14 and 16, were charged late this afternoon over multiple break and enters at the Yamaha Central bike shop on Riverview Street, Inspec
Ten Years on, Reef Mystery Remains - Queensland - Australia
World  (tags: australia, great barrier reef, drowning, divers, queensland, mystery )

- 4133 days ago -
By all accounts Sunday, January 25, 1998, was one of those glorious tropical north Queensland days. On that day US Peace Corps workers Thomas Joseph Lonergan, 34, and his wife Eileen Cassidy, 28, took one last plunge into the blue waters around the small
Memory-Loss Man Still No Closer to Answers - Queensland - Australia
World  (tags: australia, queensland, man, memory loss, amnesia, german, nordic )

- 4135 days ago -
No one has come forward with information that might help an amnesiac man find out who he is, according to police. The man turned up at the Royal Brisbane Hospital last Thursday, apparently suffering total memory loss.
Inquest Hears of American Diver's Barrier Reef Death Puzzle - Australia
World  (tags: australia, american, death, honeymoon, great barrier reef, queensland )

- 4135 days ago -
"I'M so sorry, I never meant to hurt you. I shouldn't have kept taking you down. I'm sorry, I couldn't stop." These were the words Townsville police officer Sergeant Glenn Lawrence heard Gabe Watson say to his dead bride Tina as she lay in the morgue two
Brisbane - Australia's 'Counter-Terror Hub' - Australia
World  (tags: australia, queensland, police, counter terrorism )

- 4136 days ago -
BRISBANE will be Australia's counter terrorism policing hub with squads of elite federal police to be based in the city for emergencies at home and in the Pacific region. But with Queensland police numbers already stretched, there are concerns experienced
Kevin Rudd Pledges Flood Assistance - Australia
World  (tags: australia, queensland, kevin rudd, government, flooding, emerald )

- 4136 days ago -
THE Federal Government stood ready to assist in dealing with Outback Queensland's flood crisis, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said today. As floodwaters rose in Emerald in the state's central west, Mr Rudd spoke from Perth with Premier Anna Bligh about the si

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