Mid –Week Run “Terrible Point”
Thursday 26th May 10:30am
“Terrible Point” (Toorbul)
The destination for our picnic lunch was known as “Terrible Point” by the US military during WW2. Why? I wouldn’t have a clue. That fact may stir the interest in some of our budding history buffs in the club to research and discuss on the day.
Toorbul, a seaside township facing Pumicestone Channel and Bribie Island, is 50 km north of central Brisbane. It is thought that the name resembles that of an Aboriginal clan in the area. The township lies between the mouths of Elimbah and Ningi Creeks. Toorbul was surveyed in 1868, and farms were taken up soon afterwards. It continued as a rural community until the 1940s.Toorbul Point and Bribie Island were military/defence areas during World War II, with Toorbul being used for amphibious and commando training. Both Australian and American personnel were involved, and Toorbul Point eventually became known as 7th Amphibious Training Centre under US Naval command. With the departure of military personnel, Toorbul became known as the causeway crossing point to Bribie Island, since bypassed by the bridge at Sandstone Point.
Note: BYO morning tea and picnic lunch with picnic tables and chairs.
10:30am: Depart the Shell Roadhouse Banyo, Gateway Motorway [UBD Map 121 K10]. We will travel along the Gateway Motorway and the Pacific Hwy and take the Toorbul exit just north of Caboolture.
11:00am: Arrive at the picnic area on the shores of Pumiceton Passage, Toorbul. [UBD Map 41 J15]
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