Emu Park

Emu Park, a coastal town, is 30 km north-east of Rockhampton and 15 km south of Yeppoon. The place was noticed by three Rockhampton residents while on a fishing trip in the mid-1860s, and recommended itself as a beach spot where Rockhampton inhabitants could escape the inland heat. Despite a local leaseholder, Robert Ross, resisting moves by Rockhampton locals, a village reserve and seaside watering place were gazetted in 1869.

Further Reading: 

Leo Carpenter, ed, Livingstone: a history of Livingstone Shire, Brisbane, Boolarong Publications for Livingstone Shire Bicentennial Community Committee, 1991


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