Tannum Sands

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Subject: Tannum Sands
From: "Lesley Judge" <>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2001 00:41:59 +1000
Dear Trevor,
Tannum Sands is a fast growing beachside town in Central Queensland, Australia. It is a sister town to Boyne Island, which has an  aluminium smelter.
Tannum was once a popular weekend spot for the people of Gladstone in CQ. It had a population of about 50 permanent residents for many years.
By 1980 a large bridge was built across the Boyne River. (Now use your atlas for that. LOL)
As workers poured in to build the aluminium smelter, the population swelled to about 10-15 thousand. Now that's not big, in many people's opinion, but when you're used to a virtually untouched fauna & flora reserve, it's a bit of a culture shock.
Although there are supposed to be strict rules for infrastructure and conservation, developers always seem to have a way of bending rules and the locals are fighting to keep trees and wildlife safe.
It really isn't too bad, compared to many boom towns, but it's not the Tannum Sands I grew up with. Well where is, these days??
It's a very pretty place and popular with southern and overseas holidaymakers over the winter months.
We lived there for 20 years, raising our two kids there, then recently ,moved to an acreage at a place called Benaraby, about 15 km inland.
Now that's probably more than you wanted to know , but you did ask.... he,he,he!
Lesley Judge
...Original Message....
Dear Lesley,
Where on earth in the world is Tannum Sands?  You didn't say in your note to the whole world.
Trevor Quested
Sydney, Australia
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