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Old Jul 4th 2008, 9:30 pm
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let me know, we will be there soon!
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let me know, we will be there soon!
Wow, that'll be a bit different from Wiltshire! Don't remember seeing anyone posting from out that way, and I would've thought they'd have been commenting after the flooding out there earlier this year, but you never know......
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Originally Posted by rrhysevans View Post
let me know, we will be there soon!
Yep was living in Blackwater but i escaped! My second son was born in Emerald its a lOT better than Blackwater. Cinema Pool shops etc and you can always go fossiking for rubies (got a ring with a stone from Rubyvale!) Not to many Brits around there when i was there ... going to the mines?
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What brings you to Emerald? I am orginally from Clermont just over 1 hour away. Been in UK for just over 11 years hoping to go home sometime soon. Family still live around that area. We are heading for Townsville but will be travelling back that way to see family. Might meet you for a beer or two, or three what the hell a carton when we eventually get there.
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Im gonna be working Oaky North Mine, whats the place like?
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Wheres Emerald?

The lakes are near me but......
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Wheres Emerald?

The lakes are near me but......
Emerald is about a 3 hr drive west of Rockhampton in Queensland. Rockhampton is sort of in between Cairns and Brisbane.
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Emerald is about a 3 hr drive west of Rockhampton in Queensland. Rockhampton is sort of in between Cairns and Brisbane.

Thanks!! NOWHERE near me then!!!
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Thanks!! NOWHERE near me then!!!
Nowhere near most places 883 km (549 mi) NW of Brisbane.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald,_Queensland
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Im gonna be working Oaky North Mine, whats the place like?

Thats a proper Welsh name there Rhys!!!
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Hi Rrhysevans
Well how to describe Emerald, its better than Clermont! Its a country town has a few more shops than Clermont, but is expensive especially property. My brother works in the mines in Dysart he has a young family and manages well. Most of my family have at some time worked in the mines. The pay is fantastic and they tend to invest there money in property. There is a small airport in Emerald so you could always go elsewhere on your days off. When do you hope to arrive in Emerald??
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Hi there 'hope you arrived safely hell of a journey isnt it! My son husband and me moved to Rockhampton in November, we are about three hours from you.Would be happy to meet up with others for a beer barbie or chat. How are you finding the weather,? in Rockhampton it gets really hot and humid.but beats the UK cold any day
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Im gonna be working Oaky North Mine, whats the place like?
Rhys

Not to sound horrible, but you have heard the current mining conditions? Lots of lay offs, and I believe Oaky was one of them. I'm having a drink with our neighbour who works there tonight i'll find out the latest.

Nice to hear someone going somewhere different though....if you drive to Bris, or generaly south you'll pass us so please stop in and say hi! We're only 6 hrs south of Emerald.

Emerald has a very nice restaurant called the Capricornian (our waitresses mother was from Bridgend!) It'll be a shell shocker in the beginning but at least it's fairly populated so you'll meet lots of people.

If I can help let me know
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We're only 6 hrs south of Emerald.
A short drive by Qld standards
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Old Dec 27th 2008, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by rrhysevans View Post
Im gonna be working Oaky North Mine, whats the place like?
OK I chatted with the neighbour and it's only the iron oremines that are suffering, so you'll be right.

He also gave me two "Mining Monthly" Magazines that they're given in work, if you pm me your address they're yours.
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