Burnett Heads

Burnett Heads, a coastal town, is on the south side of the mouth of the Burnett River, 13 km north-east of Bundaberg. The river was discovered and named after James Charles Burnett, colonial surveyor, who was commissioned by New South Wales' Governor FitzRoy to identify navigable rivers for the emerging Queensland pastoral industry. Burnett's investigation (1847) led to Maryborough being established on the Mary River.


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