Bundaberg, a city, is 220 km north of Brisbane, and 15 km upstream on the Burnett River which enters the northern end of Hervey Bay. Situated about midway between Maryborough and Gladstone, Bundaberg's settlement as a town postdated those places by 20 or more years. Developing rapidly from the 1880s on the basis of sugar and associated industries, especially rum, Bundaberg is still surrounded by sugar cane farms and its sugar mills remain dominant features in the landscape.

Further Reading: 

Ben Anderson, The history of irrigation in the Bundaberg area, Brisbane, Strand Publications, 1978

John Kerr, Southern sugar saga, Bundaberg, Bundaberg Sugar Company, 1983

Janette Nolan, Bundaberg history and people, St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 1978

Neville Rackermann, Bundaberg: from pioneers to prosperity, Bundaberg, Bundaberg City Council, 1992

Neville Rackermann, The growing harvest, Bundaberg, Bundaberg & District Fruit & Vegetable Growers' Association, 1987

J.Y. Walker, The history of Bundaberg (1890), facsimile 1977

Bundaberg suburbs entry


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