News

Rocky Swap crowd well over 11,000

Warren, Mick, Wendy and Jye Kennedy. Rocky Swap 2014. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Warren, Mick, Wendy and Jye Kennedy. Rocky Swap 2014. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill

MICK Kennedy had his eye on old glassware and lamps as trawled through hidden treasures at the Rocky Swap.

The keen collector has been coming to the Rocky Swap for 18 years looking for goods, but also has his own site set up every year.

"We always attended the swaps out of town, so when the rotary started this up in Rockhampton, we wanted to support it," Mick said.

While Mick likes to add to his collections every year, the swap is a chance for his family to get rid of their old items.

But it's also a chance for family and friends to get together.

"(The swap) is more of an annual reunion with friends and family making their way to town," Mick said.

 The Rocky Swap has become quite the get together for the region, with more than 11,400 people attending this year.

Mick said it was great to see the public supporting the event. 

Meanwhile, Mick and the family do seemingly well selling at the swap.

"I restore old furniture and we usually go home empty handed," Mick said.  

Topics:  bargain hunter, rocky swap, swap meet




Latest deals and offers

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd