Bundaberg wide bay burnett

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Wide Bay-Burnett is a region with Maryborough approximately mid-point on its eastern coastal boundary.

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The other boundaries are defined Bundaberg wide bay burnett mountain ranges: anti-clockwise from the north, Dawes Range near Miriam Valethe Dividing Range Monto to Kingaroy districts and the Cooyar and Brisbane Ranges ending near the Noosa district. Until the region contained 23 local government authorities, covering 52, sq km and including the cities of Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Gympie.

Noosa, once part of Wide Bay-Burnett, was changed by the state government to the Moreton and Brisbane region. Municipal amalgamations in reduced the of councils to five, plus Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council and the southern part of Gltone Regional Council. The encircling ranges define watersheds: the Mary and its tributaries, running through Gympie and Maryborough into Wide Bay; the Burrum River, to Burrum He; the Burnett, draining the north-west and south-west sectors, and flowing in an arc through Gayndah and Bundaberg to Burnett He; further north, the Kolan River and Baffle Creek drain small catchments.

Wide Bay was named by James Cook on 18 May when he passed Double Island Point now the tip of the Great Sandy National Park and noticed the coast trending north-west and forming 'a large open bay'.

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In reality the bay is a coastal indentation, smaller than Hervey Bay to the north which was also named by Cook. Wide Bay assumed ificance as the access way for shipping to the Great Sandy Strait, which separates Fraser Island from the mainland, and from there to the region's first port, Maryborough The bay itself is but a small part of the larger region that bears its name. The Burnett River was named after John Burnett who followed it inland to its tidal reaches in Finding the river unsuitable for a port, Burnett then surveyed the mouth Bundaberg wide bay burnett the Mary River which enters Wide Bay and his report on that river gave rise to the choice of Maryborough as Wide Bay's maritime outlet.

For 20 years Maryborough was the sole ificant town in the Wide Bay district. In some selectors went in search of timber near the Burnett River and selected half a square mile for planting coffee and sugar. Cane growing proved to be a successful crop, leading to intense farming and settlement around Bundaberg. In gold was discovered at Gympie.

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Communication with the goldfield township was difficult either from Brisbane or Maryborough, and the first railway communication was to Maryborough. Until the line to Brisbane was completed ten years later, the Wide Bay district's railway system functioned solely for that district. Maryborough was ed by rail to Bundaberg in Even before completion of the Brisbane link lines were opened from Gympie to Kilkivanfrom Isis between Maryborough and Bundaberg to Childers and from Maryborough to Biggenden An inland line from Bundaberg to Mount Perry's gold and copper mines was opened in Between and Maryborough was Queensland's second most important industrial town.

Its river port - often troubled by shallows - and the Urangan pier exported livestock and sugar.

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Its foundries and engineering works made and repaired mining and sugar-mill machinery. Bundaberg developed a considerable sugar hinterland, centred on the Burnett Valley and Childers. The Fairymead Mill north of Bundaberg functioned as both a mill and a village community.

Railway lines pushed inland: from Kilkivan to Goomerithence to Kingaroy and Nanango; westwards from the Maryborough district to Mundubberaand northwards to Monto Pastoral stations were d for closer-settlement, and local dairy factories were opened.

Bundaberg  wide bay burnett

The Wondai, Murgon and Kingaroy districts were intensively settled for grazing and cropping. Where there had been one shire for these districts, three were created between and Mundubbera and Monto Shires were created in and The mining districts of Gympie and Mount Perry experienced population decreases as mining declined in the early s. Most pastoral shires maintained steady populations until the s, but declined in s in the next 50 years.

Dairying losses were particularly severe. The sugar shires around Bundaberg, Gooburrum, Isis, Kolan and Woongarra had moderate population increases, except Kolan. During recent years they benefited Bundaberg wide bay burnett the urban spillover from Bundaberg. From to the populations of Bundaberg and Maryborough were roughly equal.

Bundaberg's grew at about twice the rate of Maryborough's during the next 50 years, but separate urban areas Pialba, Urangan etc around Hervey Bay bolstered the Maryborough district. Shires around each city were reconfigured to for urban growth.

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Bundaberg  wide bay burnett

Wide Bay-Burnett. Census Date Population 84,,, Cherbourg entry. All rights reserved.

Bundaberg wide bay burnett

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