Site UPDATED 20th June 2013
Karumba Cuppa for Cancer - HIGH TEA
This was held on May 23rd at the Sunset Tavern and a wonderful time was had by all - raising an amazing $3200. Well done eveyrone.
Karumba Cuppa for Cancer - IMPORTANT NOTICE
THE DATE FOR THIS YEARS Karumba CUPPA FOR CANCER HAS CHANGED - and WILL NOW BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 24th JULY.
The reason for the date change is Karumba has been chosen as 1 of only 3 centres in Queensland for the 2013 MELBOURNE CUP TOUR.
On July 24th the Emirates Melbourne Cup, representatives and Ambassodors from the Victorian Racing Club and Wrights PR company will attend and participate in the Karumba Cuppa for Cancer "A Day at the Races". In addition there will be activities at the schools and engagement with the wider community and older residents.
The Gulf has an interesting connection to the Melbourne Cup - in the 1860's Etienne de Mestre owned Esmeralda Station, just south of Croydon. Mr de Mestre trained Archer, the winner of the first Melbourne Cup in 1861 and subsequently trained 5 Cup winners in total. This record stood for around a century until surpassed by the legendary Bart Cummings.
In 2012, the Karumba Cuppa for Cancer was the 5th highest fundraiser in Australia - quite an achievement for a small remote town - and a reflection on how great things can be achieved when people come together. Locals and visitors organise and run the annual event and 2013 is shaping up to be another record breaker.
KARUMBA SIGNAGE - new signage has been installed in and around Karumba telling some of the stories from the first inhabitants, to exploration, pioneers, environment, economy and community. 29 sign frames are in place with 26 already completed with storyboards. More are under development.
KARUMBA to KARUMBA POINT WALKING TRACK
Increasing numbers of locals and visitors are enjoying walking, jogging, cycling and generally getting out along the track which is some 3-4 km from Karumba town to Karumba Point.
Many long term residents, businesses and really the whole local community has worked long and hard to see this project realised - some 15years of planning, lobbying, seeking funding and working towards this end result. So now we will all be strongly encouraging and promoting for people to keep in mind the track travels through sensitive environmental areas so everyone needs to be responsible, take care of and look after this wonderful new community asset so all can enjoy it.
This is our wonderful local paper - loads of news and information plus all the events and activities coming up in the area - it comes out bi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. For sending in news and items just email on email@example.com
The Chronicle also runs a Goose Club every Friday night at Karumba Lodge Hotel - great prizes and all funds support the Gulf Chronicle paper.
KARUMBA MARKETS set to start on Easter Sunday - funds collected for stall holder sites are going to the Hedley Wills Memorial Fund which is going to support future park/public seating and amenities in memory of Hedley Wills.
The Gulf Barramundi Restocking Association is a not for profit group originally established through the commercial fishing industry - to ensure future fish stocks and sustainability for industry and recreational fishing into the future. Today the restocking group has recently undergone significant changes and Carpentaria Shire Council now operate the hatchery and the Barramundi Discovery Centre. The restocking group will provide volunteer input and support for future hatchery and restockign activities to support fish stocks across the region. For any other information it is suggested to contact Carpentaria Shire Council.
Welcome to the Karumba community website - an initiative of the Karumba Progress Association.
Look out for the Karumba Progress Association mega $10/ticket - 400 tickets only raffle for:
iPAD 2 + WiFi 3G with cover valued at $630 - drawn when all tickets are sold.
Sunrise over the Norman River - just near Karumba
The Karumba Progress Association is a not for profit incorporated body representing the residents of the Karumba area. This includes community, business, services and the organisation strives to work closely with the Carpentaria Shire Council, Gulf Savannah Development Organisation and other key bodies in the local and regional area.
Karumba on the Norman River - wet season
Throughout the year the Association stages events, supports initiatives, projects and activities in the community and works to address and respond to issues and opportunities as they arise.
The site is for all the community and aims to share news, promote events, provide a directory of local businesses, services and organisations and anything else the community would like to see on the site.
In developing the site it is also hoped we can provide some useful information for those thinking of coming to Karumba or wanting to find out more if they have been before. Why not share your news and stories with us as well!
If you have something newsworthy, funny, interesting - well send it to us for the site? Do you have photos you would like to share, notices of birthdays, anniversaries, community events or meeting notices? Anyone wanting to provide information, history snippets, photos, events etc for the site can forward these by email to
For information on where things are - try this link:-
We have lots of people interested in Karumba's interesting tides - for most of the time - only 1 tide a day - if you are interested in finding out why then try this link:-
Carpentaria Shire Council - click here for a link to the Carpentaria Shire Council website
Other links of interest
There's alwasy a lot happening - Lots of other events and activities are happening in the area throughout the year
Check out the EVENTS page