Toga twist at Blackall

Blackall's New Year's Eve party takes a Greco-Roman theme


Temperatures in the 40s and heat storms were no deterrent for partygoers seeing out the old year at Blackall.

The ancient Greeks and Romans knew how to have a good time and Blackall took a leaf out of their book with a toga party to welcome in 2018.


Organised by the Barcoo Pastoral Society, the night saw plenty of tablecloths and sheets put to good use, all created with thanks to Pinterest and Wikipedia “how to” tip sheets.

The styling highlighted the workshirt tan of plenty of the men who got into costume, much to the delight of the female attendees who used the chance to dress up to good effect.

Around 80 partygoers from as far as Brisbane, Toowoomba, Longreach and Barcaldine joined Blackall locals in sipping champagne and feasting in fine style, thanks to Marmaladies Catering, and dancing out the last hours of the old year.

The story Toga twist at Blackall first appeared on Queensland Country Life.


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