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Located on the Burnett River, Bundaberg is a city in Queensland, in the Wide Bay-Burnett geographical region. It resides in the LGA of the Bundaberg Region and has a population of about 71,000 people. The locals call the city “Bundy.” It is believed that the name was formed from the Kabi Aboriginal word “bunda” meaning important man, and the German suffix “berg” meaning mountain. The local Aborigines are the Doondora people, of the Kabi nation. James Davis was the first white man to the region in 1830, after his escape from Moreton Bay Penal colony. In 1867, George and Bob Stewart, timbergetters, founded a township and were joined by farmers soon thereafter. The District Surveyor John Charlton Thompson was sent to plat an area on the river. It was surveyed and laid out in 1870. Bundaberg was gazetted as a town in 1902 and a city in 1913. Timber was the first industry in the area, with a sawmill erected on the Burnett in 1868. It operated there for over a century, ceasing operations in May 2010. Super cane growing followed and became successful, with a sugar mill opening in 1882. Many of the workers were Kanakas’ semi-slaves.
The city is known as the “Southern Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave Islands are nearby and the area is popular for excursion to the reef. Mon Repos Beach is home to a turtle rookery. Other nearby beaches have golden sands which attract many to the waterside. Another natural phenomenon is the flying foxes of the Burnett River, where they fly between the Don Tallon and Burnett bridges.
Museums and Mysteries
The Hinkler Hall of Aviation celebrates pioneer aviator Bert Hinkler. The exhibition hall has hundreds of artefacts, multimedia exhibits, a flight simulator, antique aircraft, and Hinkler’s historic house. For a little mystery on your holiday, visit the Mystery Craters, at South Kolan. Thirty-five water-filled holes in the ground were discovered in 1971, and to this date, remain unexplained. Perhaps a solution will be found, but it is unlikely after a period of more than four decades.