Anniversary of the Rockhampton River Festival

Rocky River Festival 2015

Every year since its conception the Rockhampton River Festival has drawn crowds. Here are recollections of the first Rockhampton River Festival event held. Rocky’s First Ever River Festival When it started: 2014 Who started it: The Rockhampton Regional Council Why it started: The vision was to bring people together, showcase local talents, acknowledge the region’s … Read more

From Landfill to Oasis: The Transformation of Kershaw Gardens, Rockhampton

Kershaw Gardens 1983

Kershaw Gardens in the heart of Rockhampton, Central Queensland, Australia, spans over 50 hectares. This verdant space was officially opened in 1988 by Harry Butler, as part of bicentenary celebrations. Who is Harry Butler? William Henry (Harry) Butler had a TV series, “In the Wild With Harry Butler”, from 1976 to 1981 on Australian ABC, … Read more

What’s the Meaning of Old Rockhampton Street Names


Curious about the Rockhampton street you live in? Or are you researching family history and looking for a Rockhampton address? Some street names of Rockhampton have changed over time. The following may help you find the origins. Rockhampton has grown since its beginnings along with its many street names, some with obscure origins. Not all … Read more