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Could Longreach become the yachting capital of the nation?

ABC Online (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The America's Cup, The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Olympic sailing events. They are yachting races known by sailors around the world but these events might get a nudge soon from competitors from Longreach. The town in central western Queensland is ...
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Outback boy killed in deep Arctic

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
David Vinnicombe, 19, from Longreach, was working on a civil construction site in the freezing, remote Canadian town of Inuvik last month, when he was killed while operating machinery on June 29, Australian time.
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The long reach of Garry Marshall: Four familiar faces who started with him

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The legacy of Garry Marshall as a writer, producer and director in both TV and movies has few equals in entertainment. As remembrances began pouring out of Hollywood via social media, it wasn't hard to imagine you could connect almost any famous ...

Civil War's long reach

Wicked Local - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
When Tom A.C. Ellis Jr. sets out to write a book about a local community's role in the Civil War, he says he wants to make sure the history is never forgotten.

David Vinnicombe's family pays tribute to their world travelling 'fun-loving kid' killed in Canada

ABC Local - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Walking through the front door of the Vinnicombe's family home in the outback Queensland town of Longreach, things seem fairly normal on the surface.
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It's wet, wild, warm and weird

Townsville Bulletin - ‎3 hours ago‎
In July alone, Richmond (131mm) broke an 80-year monthly rainfall record; Pacific Heights near Yeppoon posted a whopping 310mm in one day; Longreach (9C) had its coldest day; and Mackay (29.6C) clocked its hottest winter day, among a total of 90 new ...

In pictures: Outback Queensland police take on fake terrorists in dramatic role play

ABC Local - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
It was a terrifying scene as four police officers stormed the Longreach Showgrounds to find an officer dead on the ground. As they rounded the canteen block, guns raised, an armed offender could be seen about 30 metres away near the amenities.

Willowie Cup | Photos

Queensland Country Life - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
All smiles after a successful day out were Sue Walker, Longreach trainer Richard Simpson and Lenore Johnstone. Blackall's Brian Fisher made friends with South Australian Riverlands visitors Cheryl Fazzalari and Barb Cowey, who were exploring ...

Rio Games: Our top swim coaches have some interesting backgrounds

The Australian - ‎18 hours ago‎
He continued swimming while he worked in the Sheraton Hotel in Townsville, and then in his father's travel agency in Longreach and did some coaching on the side. He moved to Brisbane and swam and worked with mastercoach John Carew, who guided ...

Central West gets its own Morning Glory

Queensland Country Life - ‎6 hours ago‎
A cloud phenomenon similar to the Morning Glory in the Gulf of Carpentaria rolled through central western Queensland on Saturday morning.
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Queensland Liberals on Tony Nutt warpath

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
They cite as examples the disastrous showing in the federal seat of Maranoa (think Winton, Longreach, Roma, Dalby and Sir Joh's old stomping ground of Kingaroy).

Western rain floods in Winton and leaves dinosaur museum staff stranded

ABC Online - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The road closures have meant a week's worth of bus tours have had to be cancelled, as well as the popular Thompson River cruises in Longreach. Allan Smith from Outback Aussie Tours owns a tourist boat and said his business would be significantly ...
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Lindt siege lessons must be learnt

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Longreach and Winton have creeks and rivers at high marks. The channel country is full and spilling south. Cloncurry and Mount Isa have full dams and running waterways, and Birdsville has rearranged one major cultural event because of the rain.

Central Queensland gets a drenching

Brisbane Times - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Brian James said the cause of the "messy" weather was a low pressure system over Longreach. The upper low-pressure system is expected to weaken as it moves north-west on Sunday and leave developing showers along ...

Aussie teen killed in deep Arctic - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
David Vinnicombe, 19, from Longreach, was working on a civil construction site in the freezing, remote Canadian town of Inuvik last month, when he was killed while operating machinery on June 29, Australian time.
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Rain records tumble in Queensland but drought not over

ABC Online - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Producers have been surprised and thrilled by the winter rainfall even though it hasn't been enough to break the drought. Angus Emmott from Noonbah station, south of Longreach on the northern end of the Channel country has received 37 millimetres ...

Thousands hump it across the dusty outback to Boulia camel races

ABC Online - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
The dreaded camel has transformed from feral pest to beloved drawcard in the western Queensland town of Boulia, where thousands of people gathered this weekend for the 20th annual camel races.

Massive rain dump saturates central Queensland

ABC Online - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
"For Tuesday, the focus will remain over that northern interior, possibly extending as far south as Longreach where again we could see some locally heavy falls with storms.

Bringing our 'country boy' David home for the final time

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
LONGREACH boy David Vinnicombe was living out his dream, working in Canada when disaster struck. The 19-year-old was killed while working in the small Canadian town of Inuvick on June 29.

Camel-power takes to the track at dusty Boulia

The New Daily - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Boulia is about 540 kilometres west of Longreach, along a dusty track, and has come to rely upon the annual visitor migration.