What a Celebration!!!!
It was great to see so many villagers, old and new, friends and visitors celebrating the last 150 years at Tumbulgum, formerly Tweed Junction, on the 12 November.
The elements of the Tweed River Festival that were brought to Tumbulgum provided another dimension to our village event – the Sunday Service, additional tree planting at Bluey Hill Park, Thursday film night and Saturday family activities and lantern parade.
Visitors to the Hall were able to view the display of historic photographs and catch some of the wonderful live entertainment. The entertainment program had something for everyone and was made possible by our donors and community fundraising. Winners of our Giant Raffle appear elsewhere on this website.
An early afternoon storm on Saturday could not dampen the celebrations. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the day, which culminated with the Lantern parade led by the colourful fish decorated by our community and a very impressive Laser Light Show.
At midday, six Councilors came together in Bluey Hill Park to unveil the monument recognising the site of the original settlement in the Tweed Valley. The park is now a delightful spot at the junction of the Tweed and Rous Rivers following an initial clean-up and two community planting sessions under the supervision of Matthew Bloor, Project Officer Waterways, Tweed Council. The restoration of the riverbank vegetation is a legacy we can leave the coming generations. We are aware that a Kayak trail is under consideration for the Rous River. It would be great if a walking trail providing information about the original vegetation was part of the experience offered to those who come ashore at Bluey Hill Park.
Please enjoy some images we have gathered from 150th celebration attendees below.
Archival information re planning and event