Huge dust storm puts Queensland town in darkness

A SPECTACULAR dust storm has swept through the central west Queensland town of Bedourie. 

 

 

Bedourie resident Maggie den Ronden told ABC News she had never seen anything like the clouds of dust that appeared on the horizon and engulfed the town.

"The whole town was shrouded in orange, reddy, sandy colour," she said.

   

 

Bedourie has a population of around 150 people and borders the Simpson Desert.

The town's name actually means "dust storm" in the local Indigenous language.

 


Sense of ‘hopelessness’ felt at time of break-in spree

Premium Content Sense of ‘hopelessness’ felt at time of break-in spree

A MAN has pleaded guilty to 21 offences from the Ballina and Lennox Head areas.

SIX unmissable events on the Northern Rivers this weekend

Premium Content SIX unmissable events on the Northern Rivers this weekend

There’s plenty to do this weekend if you're out and about

Grab a byte of brekkie, learn about Lismore’s ‘fibre zone’

Premium Content Grab a byte of brekkie, learn about Lismore’s ‘fibre zone’

The prospect of faster, cheaper broadband is on the agenda