Clermont

The town of Clermont is one of the most historic towns in northern Australia, having a colourful past, rich in drama and laced with tragedy. It was the first inland settlement in the tropics, making it a frontier town in the truest sense of the word.

It was in 1861 that the owners of Langton Downs sent a party of shepherds to the lagoon at the edge of the flood plain. Their task was to build huts, but having had experience as prospectors, the men soon found payable gold in the area.

The first influx of miners occurred in 1862, pitching camp alongside what was to be called Hood's Lagoon (after one of the owners of Langton Station). By 1864, the town reserve was declared in the name of Clermont. It is believed the town drew its name from Clermont-Ferrand in France, the home of Oscar de Satge who at the time was the owner of Wolfang Downs.

Some of that frontier atmosphere can still be found in Clermont without having to look for too long. Hidden amongst the new prosperity are the remnants of earlier times, from the days of gold rushes, and copper mines, timbergetters and shearers, stockmen and squatters. Mining development brought many of the consumer comforts of the town, but the attitude of the people is still one of rugged individualism.

For information on what to see in Clermont, please call the Clermont Visitor Information Centre.

Capella Street
Clermont, Isaac Area
Queensland
Australia

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27 May 2017
A spectacular weekend of fun for families, aviators and enthusiasts of Aircraft and Machinery. Held every year on the last weekend in May, this is an event not to be missed! The Old Station Flying Club has staged this unique and very popular fly-in event since 1989.

Golden Mount Festival

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27 April 2017
Mount Morgan's premier event is held in Mount Morgan on the Labour Day weekend. The Golden Mount Festival celebrates Mount Morgan's past and looks to the future with a wide range of awesome events including gold digs, relay races (Running the Cutter), market stalls, fireworks, music nights and street processions.

Lego Up Late

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3 March 2017
Wondering what there is to do in Rockhampton for that different nightly experience, well Lego Up Late has this covered. Get hands on with LEGO® Bricks amongst the world’s tallest buildings created solely of LEGO® Bricks.

Rockhampton MS Swimathon

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4 March 2017
On Saturday 4 March, the CQUniversity Community Sports Centre in Rockhampton will host the third MS Swimathon event of the year to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). It doesn't matter if you can do 100 fast laps or doggy paddle one, everyone can join in, have fun and support people living with MS - an incurable disease which affects a person's central nervous system.

Where's Wowan Rally

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6 May 2017
CQMSC are running a round of the Queensland Rally Championships in Wowan, once again. The local community, Wowan and District Progress and Cultural Society and the Banana Shire Council are keen to support the running of this event on shire roads around the town of Wowan.

Thangool Races April

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8 April 2017
The raised green lawns of Forde Park Racecourse come alive with colour for the Thangool Races. Even if you are not a horse enthusiast, you are sure to have a great day out at the Thangool Races. Racing facilities at Forde Park consist of a grass track, betting and TAB facilities, SKY Channel, bookmakers, canteen and public bar and table and marque areas set among the green lawns.

Thangool Races June

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3 June 2017
The raised green lawns of Forde Park Racecourse come alive with colour for the Thangool Races. Even if you are not a horse enthusiast, you are sure to have a great day out at the Thangool Races. Racing facilities at Forde Park consist of a grass track, betting and TAB facilities, SKY Channel, bookmakers, canteen and public bar and table and marque areas set among the green lawns.

Wholly Cow Month

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1 May 2017
You're invited to a month long celebration of beef during May. Enjoy a range of events, restaurant menus, recipe cards, tours and more from the Beef Capital of Australia - Rockhampton.

Women That Fish Barra Classic

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28 September 2017
Women That Fish was founded in 2012 as a not for profit organisation for ladies 18 years and over. Their aim is to empower women and build their confidence on the water as well as providing an amazing friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Rocky Barra Bounty

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26 October 2017
The Bounty is a tag and release event and was the first event to introduce photographing then releasing of fish instead of having the fish weighed or bought back for the event site. This was initially through supplying a disposable camera but technology caught up with them and now digital cameras are used.
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