Happy New Year

2020 Noosa



Happy New Year

We took the ferry on the Noosa River, from Tewantin to Noosa Heads, had brunch at Bistro C, and wandered along the boardwalk and Hastings Street. The beach was busy! Saturday challenge - New Year's resolution. The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. They were also the first to hold recorded celebrations in honor of the new year—though for them the year began not in January but in mid-March, when the crops were planted. During a massive 12-day religious festival known as Akitu, the Babylonians crowned a new king or reaffirmed their loyalty to the reigning king. They also made promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed. These promises could be considered the forerunners of our New Year’s resolutions. If the Babylonians kept to their word, their (pagan) gods would bestow favor on them for the coming year. If not, they would fall out of the gods’ favor—a place no one wanted to be. A similar practice occurred in ancient Rome, after the reform-minded emperor Julius Caesar tinkered with the calendar and established January 1 as the beginning of the new year circa 46 B.C. Named for Janus, the two-faced god whose spirit inhabited doorways and arches, January had special significance for the Romans. Believing that Janus symbolically looked backwards into the previous year and ahead into the future, the Romans offered sacrifices to the deity and made promises of good conduct for the coming year. www.history.com/news/the-history-of-new-years-resolutions

02/366 Noosa 2020

2/366 2020 Noosa Main Beach, Queensland We took the ferry from Tewantin to Noosa Heads, had brunch at Bistro C, and wandered along the boardwalk and Hastings Street. The beach was busy!

Mt Eerwah

View to Mt Eerwah, Eumundi, Queensland from the C H Ball Lookout, in PiP The township of Eumundi came into being in 1891 with the construction of the railway line between Cooroy and Yandina. It’s main industry was timber getting and in its heyday the town boasted two saw mills. Charles Henry Ball was born in Eumundi on 17 March, 1885, to Thomas John Ball and Harriet Ball (nee Brown). Thomas Ball was one of the pioneer settlers in Eumundi. In 1882 he selected 1,520 acres of land and grew sugar cane after clearing the land of much of the rainforest. He also established a dairy farm on the property and called it “Kauri”. As a young man Charles remained in Eumundi and made his living as a timber getter. adoptadigger.com

C H Ball Lookout

View to Mt Eerwah, Eumundi, Queensland The township of Eumundi came into being in 1891 with the construction of the railway line between Cooroy and Yandina. It’s main industry was timber getting and in its heyday the town boasted two saw mills. Charles Henry Ball was born in Eumundi on 17 March, 1885, to Thomas John Ball and Harriet Ball (nee Brown). Thomas Ball was one of the pioneer settlers in Eumundi. In 1882 he selected 1,520 acres of land and grew sugar cane after clearing the land of much of the rainforest. He also established a dairy farm on the property and called it “Kauri”. As a young man Charles remained in Eumundi and made his living as a timber getter. adoptadigger.com