It’s Perfect Time for Another Fishing Adventure, Karumba
It’s Perfect Time for Another Fishing Adventure, Karumba
History of Anzac Day
The first day to be called Anzac Day was 13 October 1915 and occurred in Adelaide as a replacement for the Eight-Hour Day holiday (a forerunner of Labour Day and already a public holiday). This event was more of a patriotic carnival designed to raise awareness of, and funds for, the war effort than the solemn commemoration it was to become.
Anzac Day as we know it was first observed on 25 April 1916, as people came together to honour those lost at Gallipoli. In Australia, some state governments organised events to commemorate the occasion—but the Commonwealth, other than naming the day as Anzac Day, did not.
By the late 1920s, Anzac Day was a public holiday in every state and territory. In the 1930s, there was rhetoric about the need to pass the ‘Anzac spirit’ down to the next generation. This was partly politically motivated, as there was a feeling that people needed steeling for another war. In the Second World War, the ‘sons of the Anzacs’ were welcomed, and the day now honoured veterans of all wars. But despite greater numbers of veterans, by the 1960s its popularity had waned, and many wondered if Anzac Day would survive.
The resurgence started in the 1980s and 1990s. The RSL had been slow to welcome ‘others’—notably those who did not serve overseas, including most ex-servicewomen, and veterans of the ‘small’ wars. With a younger leadership, it has relaxed the rules to be more inclusive. Governments have reinforced the day’s significance with commemorative programs that reach out to the community.
The Australian War Memorial’s (AWM) Anzac Day electronic encyclopaedia entry contains links to material on the history and tradition of Anzac Day, details and photographs of ceremonies, sound recordings of the Last Post and the Rouse, and educational resources.
IT’S TIME YOU HEADED OUT FOR ANOTHER FISHING ADVENTURE, KARUMBA
All this make my journey most impressive and lifetime family trip to Karumba, Queensland
After leaving Mount Surprise we took a long, very adventurous and memorable drive to Karumba which sits on the Gulf of Carpentaria. Did I mention it was a adventurous drive with extreme breath taking sunsets, wildlife alongwith change in the landscape? All this make my journey most impressive and lifetime family trip to Karumba, Queensland.
Before we reached Karumba we passed through Normanton with observed all my attention where there is a replica of the largest crocodile ever caught. Here is ol’ Krys.
Krystina Pawlowski (a chick!) shot the croc, although all photos were lost in the ’74 floods. This replica is an artists’ impression and built to the dimensions listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
There’s just something that doesn’t seem quite believable about this statue…like the size?
Though I don’t want to proven wrong on this account.
After setting up, we headed straight for the tavern for a beer and to watch the spectacular sunset. Here’s a few photos.
Now we reached to Karumba usually people called this place Anglers Paradise. I call this place dreams come true land as i had heard many stories about wildlife, millions of stars gazing in sky, dramatic sunsets valley and last but not least endless fishing catch spots.
We stayed at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park where we found very friendly staff, clean amenities, cement slabs with shaded trees, Swimming Pool, Fish Cleaning Area, BBQ Area, clean Camp Kitchen, and good pizza service.
The following day we went to the Barramundi Discovery Centre. It was pretty good. We learned that all Barramundi start life as males. When the wet season comes it flushes them out of the river into the ocean where they start to grow and change to the female gender. Right on!
There’s are so many thing to do in Karumba such as playing Golf to Exotic scenic flights. We took our children to water Park to enjoy some quality with children. Next, we come back Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park and enjoy BBQ at Park with other Park visitors. We enjoyed friendly atmosphere at Park. We couldn’t forget brilliant experience of gazing millions of stars outside our Ensuited Cabin after viewing world most beautiful sunsets.
From that initial bite to the tug-of-war battle, there’s no greater feeling than knowing you’ve got a big fish at the end of your line. As the rod bends and your mates cheer, the sudden kick of adrenaline forces you to level up and reel that fish in.
When colour hits the water’s surface and the fish species is identified, your final task is to get it into the net and in the boat. But once that fish is slapping around on the floorboards, you can finally celebrate that the suspense is over and you’ve bagged yourself a nice one. Yee ha!
If it’s time you headed out for another fishing adventure, Queensland has you covered with some of the best fishing destinations and local hot spots where you can bag your next big fish. And, if you’re up for some friendly competition, show us what ya’ got at a local fishing competition.
KARUMBA, TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND
Tropical North Queensland and off the coastline of Karumba are some incredible fishing spots (in the Gulf of Carpentaria) where you can reel in prize-worthy fish including Jew fish, barramundi and king salmon.
No boat = no problem. Fishing charters are available, but shore-based fishing is also great in Karumba with local spots along the Norman River Bank or at Karumba Point.
With a variety of ‘catch and release’ fishing categories for seniors and juniors, the Karumba Community Anglers Classic is an epic long weekend of non-stop, rod-bending action.
This volunteer-managed event raises funds to support the ongoing efforts for barramundi restocking in the Gulf rivers. With entertainment and novelty land-based activities to complement the fishing, it’s an event for the whole family (with cash prizes up for grabs).
BOOK NOW! for April, May and June. You may also do advanced booking for July, August, September, and August.
Postal Address: Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, PO Box 61 Karumba Queensland 4891
Tel: (07) 4745 9277
Fax (07) 4745 9277
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