North Queensland coastal view from The Bluff at the southern end of Kemp Beach 1939

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Where: Queensland, Livingstone, Australia

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When: 01 January 1939

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Creator: Morning bulletin (Rockhampton, Queensland).

Location: Kemp Beach, Queensland.

Description: User comment: This photograph has not been taken from a vantage point at Emu Park. The photographer is standing on The Bluff (either the Summit or Turtle Lookouts-so named today) at the southern end of Kemp Beach (well north of Emu Park) and is facing north. Shoalwater Bay and Shoalwater Creek (now The Causeway and lakes) are further south, behind the photographer. The beach in the foreground is Kemp Beach and today's Rosslyn Bay (Keppel Bay) Marina is out of the photograph on the isthmus extending seawards in the middle distance. The vast area of salt-pan on the left of the photograph is unchanged today. A Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) newspaper search on Trove for 25th November, 1939 did not reveal this image. I can vouch for the accuracy of my comments about the photograph as I grew up in Emu Park (17 years) and know the area very well. I return yearly to witness the progress in my old home town and surrounds. (TELL5618, Redirected feedback. G. May, 15 December 2020) (mp 16/12/2020)

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    • 17/Nov/2021 07:36:58

    Bluff Point section, at the southern end of Kemp Beach, is a popular picnic spot with superb coastal scenery. It features a range of coastal vegetation from mangroves and heath lands to open eucalypt forests and tussock grasslands and is the largest trachyte plug on the Capricorn Coast. Source:

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    • 17/Nov/2021 07:41:02

    Kemp Beach is located just south of Rosslyn Bay Marina, on the Scenic Highway that links Yeppoon and Emu Park. Kemp Beach is nestled between two large post-volcanic trachyte headlands; Double Head to the north, and Bluff Point to the south, both of which are part of the Capricorn Coast National Park. Out in the bay, just a kilometre offshore, is a third trachyte hill, Bluff Rock (or Bluff Rock Reef). The three dominating features, combined with the substantial if eroded dune between the beach and the road give the impression of solitude, and it's a very easy task to relax. Kemp Beach's distance from the nearest town lights also makes it a great place for stargazing with friends at night. Source: