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BUNDABERG is a city in Bundaberg Region , Queensland
Queensland
, Australia. At June 2015 the city had an estimated urban population of 70,588.

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography

* 2 Etymology

* 2.1 City name * 2.2 Main street

* 3 History

* 3.1 Pre-Colonial * 3.2 19th Century * 3.3 20th Century * 3.4 21st Century

* 4 Heritage listings

* 5 Geography

* 5.1 Climate * 5.2 Suburbs

* 6 Economy

* 7 Tourism

* 7.1 Museums and galleries * 7.2 Memorials

* 8 Culture

* 8.1 Arts and entertainment * 8.2 Media * 8.3 Popular culture

* 9 Sport

* 9.1 Australian Rules * 9.2 Basketball * 9.3 Rowing * 9.4 Rugby League * 9.5 Soccer * 9.6 Tennis

* 10 Education * 11 Transport * 12 Health * 13 Sister cities

* 14 People

* 14.1 Notable residents * 14.2 Representatives

* 15 Notes * 16 External links

GEOGRAPHY

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is a major centre within Queensland's broader Wide Bay-Burnett geographical region and the headquarters of the Bundaberg Regional Council. The city is on the Burnett River , approximately 385 kilometres (239 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane
Brisbane
, and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) inland from the coast. The local Aboriginal group is the Taribelang Bunda people.

The first Europeans in the area were timbergetters and co-founders of Bundaberg, John and Gavin Steuart who arrived in 1867. The town was surveyed in 1870. By 1881 it was gazetted as a municipality (the Borough of Bundaberg ). It grew rapidly into a town by 1902 and a city by 1913.

ETYMOLOGY

CITY NAME

The city name is thought to be a combination of bunda, Aboriginal word denoting an important man, and the suffix -berg (town) from the Old English beorg (hill) from the Proto-Germanic *burgs (hill fort) which is also the source of the words -bury, borough , barrow . The city is colloquially known as "Bundy".

MAIN STREET

Bourbong Street is the main street of the city and there is some controversy in regards to its spelling; Bourbong was alternatively spelled Boorbong, which is a Bunda Aboriginal word for a 'large waterhole' possibly near the Rubyanna area. The main street was historically also gazetted in the Bundaberg Mail as "Bourbon" street. Rackemann conducted a survey of letterheads printed between 1904 and 1957. Up until 1940 the count for both names was near enough to equal, with in some cases companies carrying both spelling variations in successive years. However, by 1941 there is no reference to "Bourbon" street. Farmer Robert Strathdee's farming selection in the vicinity of the watering holes was recorded on early survey maps as 'Boorbung'. The Bourbong was referred to by Howitt as the name of one of the Bunda initiation ceremonies.

Another possibility is that "Bourbong" refers to "Bairbong", bair (chief) and bong meaning 'dead'. This could refer to a "place at a waterhole where a chief was speared through the eye". Historically the Kalki people referred to Bundaberg
Bundaberg
as 'Bairbara' or 'place of Chiefs'; the region was referred to as 'Borral Borral'.

HISTORY

Timber workers Cane workers Burnett River Bundaberg War Memorial
Bundaberg War Memorial
in front of the Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Post Office, 1948

PRE-COLONIAL

The local Aboriginal group is the Taribelang people of the Kabi nation. They are the inhabitants of the region which stretched from the Burrum river in the south to the Burnett river in the north. The northern side of the Burnett river was inhabited by the Gurang people whose claim area extended north to the Calliope river (Gladstone).

The Bunda moiety names were Balgoin, Barang, Bunda, Derwain and Tandor (Durrumboi in Ridley 1866); the phratry names were Kupaiathin and Dilbai. Wakka inland or wa'pa (slow speech) used the moiety name Banjurr instead of Balgoin stead (Mathew 1910). However, it has been claimed that Bunda was not a clan sub-tribe or tribe only one of the moiety names.

19TH CENTURY

The first non-indigenous man to visit the region was James Davis in 1830, an escaped convict from the Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay
Penal settlement. Davis was referred to as Durrumboi by the local Kabi people. He married in this area. (Rev Dunmore Lang 1861, William Ridley 1866). Alfred Dale Edwards, another early settler, was adopted into the Kalkie-speaking clan Yongkonu (Thyeebalang Roth 1910, Archibald Meston 1892). He was given the moiety name 'Bunda'. The Burnett River was identified by John Charles Burnett
John Charles Burnett
, after whom it was named during his exploration mission of the Wide-bay and Burnett regions in 1847.

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
was founded in 1867 as a European township by timbergetters and farmers John and Gavin Steuart . The settlement of Bundaberg originally began on the northern banks of the Burnett River in 1867 but an official survey was undertaken in 1869 and the town was re-sited onto the higher, southern banks. The first land sale held in Bundaberg
Bundaberg
occurred on 22 August 1872, although two previous sales of Bundaberg
Bundaberg
land had taken place in Maryborough . The area developed as an agricultural and port town. Initially a number of the early settlers exploited the timber on their selections but as a result of the incentives of the Sugar and Coffee Regulations 1864, sugar became a major component in Bundaberg's development from the 1870s.The first farmers in the area, including Thomas Watson, arrived soon after. Local resident and District Surveyor John Charlton Thompson was directed by the government to survey and plot an area on the South side of the river. The city was surveyed, laid out, and named Bundaberg
Bundaberg
in 1870.

Timber was the first established industry in Bundaberg. In 1868, Samuel Johnston erected a sawmill in Waterview , on the north bank of the Burnett River (downstream from the Steuart and Watson holdings). Waterview sawmill supplied Rockhampton as well as local needs. It became prominent enough to prompt the government to extend the railway connecting North Bundaberg
Bundaberg
with Mount Perry, eastward to the Waterview Mill. Waterview sawmill closed in 1903 after being damaged by flood. Experimental sugar cane cultivation in the district followed, and a successful industry grew. The first sugar mill was opened in 1882. The early sugar industry in Bundaberg
Bundaberg
was based on Kanakas workers, who were kept in a status close to slavery.

The three surveyors named Bundaberg's streets. Thompson was assisted by unregistered surveyor assistants James Ellwood and Alfred Dale Edwards. Edwards preferred using aboriginal names: Kolan, Woongarra, Barolin, Bingera, Kalkie, Woondooma, Moolboolooman, and for streets Tantitha, Bourbong, etc.

20TH CENTURY

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Barolin Division became the Shire of Barolin and the Borough of Bundaberg became the Town of Bundaberg
Town of Bundaberg
on 31 March 1903. On 22 November 1913, Bundaberg
Bundaberg
was proclaimed a City.

The 1911 Queensland
Queensland
sugar strike occurred after the phasing out of South Sea Islander labour in 1904, with workers claiming that many plantation owners had substituted black indentured labourers (sometimes referred to as slaves) with white ones. Workers sought better accommodation, wages and conditions, including an eight-hour day and a minimum weekly wage of 30 shillings, including food. The mobilisation of unionists from Bundaberg
Bundaberg
to Mossman was a major achievement, with the 1911 strike lasting over seven weeks in Bundaberg
Bundaberg
where the town's economy was largely based on the sugar industry. The end result of the strike was a Commonwealth Royal Commission into the sugar industry in 1911-12, which had been initially requested by Harry Hall, a Bundaberg
Bundaberg
AWA organiser in 1908 with a petition signed by 1500 Bundaberg
Bundaberg
sugar workers. The Royal Commission, with ALF Secretary Albert Hinchcliffe as secretary, concluded the AWA demands had been justified. The union victory was a watershed in organised labour in Queensland
Queensland
and Australia.

In 1912 Bundaberg
Bundaberg
pioneering aviator, Bert Hinkler
Bert Hinkler
builds and successfully flies his own glider on Mon Repos beach. He also completed a noteworthy non-stop flight from London to Turin in 1920. The following year in 1921 Hinkler flies from Sydney
Sydney
to Bundaberg, non-stop, in a record breaking flight of 8 and a half hours, in the process beating a telegram he had sent to his mother, to warn her of his arrival.

The Bundaberg War Memorial
Bundaberg War Memorial
commemorating those who died in the Anglo-Boer War
Anglo-Boer War
and World War I
World War I
was unveiled by Major-General Charles Brand on 30 July 1921. The Bundaberg
Bundaberg
digger was imported from Italy and is constructed of Italian marble. The completed memorial, at a cost of £1,650, was the third most costly to be erected in Queensland. It is a major regional memorial and one of the two most intact digger memorials that remain in their original settings of intersections.

In the 1960s the township was completely flooded by the Burnett river. In 1967 Bundaberg
Bundaberg
celebrated its centenerary by producing a coin and opening The Bundaberg
Bundaberg
and District Historical Museum in the Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Botanical Gardens in Bundaberg North .

21ST CENTURY

In December 2010, Bundaberg
Bundaberg
suffered its worst floods in 60 years, when floodwaters from the Burnett River inundated hundreds of homes.

Two years later, in January 2013, Bundaberg
Bundaberg
experienced its worst flooding in recorded history as a result of Cyclone Oswald . Floodwaters from the Burnett River peaked at 9.53 meters. Over 4000 properties and 600 business had been affected by floodwaters, which moved in excess of 70 km/h. Two defence force Blackhawk helicopters were brought in from Townsville as part of the evacuation operation, which ultimately used an additional 14 aircraft.

HERITAGE LISTINGS

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

* Corner of Bargara
Bargara
Road and Zeilke Avenue, Kalkie: Kalkie State School * Bourbong Street: Bourbong Street Weeping Figs * Bourbong Street: Bundaberg War Memorial
Bundaberg War Memorial
* Bourbong Street: Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial
Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial
* Bourbong Street: Kennedy Bridge * 184 Bourbong Street: Bundaberg School of Arts
Bundaberg School of Arts
* 191–193 Bourbong Street: Commercial Bank * 30 George Street: St John\'s Lutheran Church * 46 Johnston Street: South Sea Islander Church * 1 Maryborough Street: Fallon House * corner of Maryborough and Woongarra Streets: St Andrews Uniting Church * Quay Street: Bundaberg Police Station
Bundaberg Police Station
* Quay Street: Burnett Bridge
Burnett Bridge
* Quay Street: Saltwater Creek Railway Bridge * Sir Anthony's Rest Street, Qunaba: Sir Anthony\'s Rest * 17 Sussex Street, East Bundaberg: East Bundaberg Water Tower * Thornhill Street, Bundaberg
Bundaberg
North: Fairymead House * 55 Woongarra Street: 4BU Radio Station * Cnr Woongarra and Maryborough streets: Christ Church, Bundaberg
Bundaberg
The church sits adjacent to Buss Park which contains a memorial to Bert Hinkler
Bert Hinkler
.

GEOGRAPHY

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
from space Aerial view to the east

CLIMATE

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) with wet hot summers and mild winters. The climate is the most equable of any Australian town or city and ranked 5th on a worldwide comparison. The mean daily maximum temperature is highest in January at 30.3 °C (86.5 °F) Celsius, and the mean daily minimum is lowest in July at 9.9 °C (49.8 °F). The coldest temperature recorded in Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is −0.7 °C (30.7 °F) degrees Celsius, and some inland areas of Bundaberg sometimes experience frosts. The mean annual rainfall is 1,142.6 mm (44.98 in).

CLIMATE DATA FOR BUNDABERG POST OFFICE

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

RECORD HIGH °C (°F) 38.9 (102) 38.3 (100.9) 37.7 (99.9) 34.9 (94.8) 31.7 (89.1) 29.7 (85.5) 28.8 (83.8) 30.7 (87.3) 36.5 (97.7) 35.8 (96.4) 37.7 (99.9) 40.2 (104.4) 40.2 (104.4)

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 30.3 (86.5) 30.0 (86) 29.3 (84.7) 27.5 (81.5) 24.8 (76.6) 22.4 (72.3) 22.0 (71.6) 23.2 (73.8) 25.2 (77.4) 27.1 (80.8) 28.7 (83.7) 30.1 (86.2) 26.7 (80.1)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 21.3 (70.3) 21.2 (70.2) 20.0 (68) 17.4 (63.3) 13.9 (57) 11.3 (52.3) 9.9 (49.8) 10.7 (51.3) 13.4 (56.1) 16.5 (61.7) 18.8 (65.8) 20.6 (69.1) 16.3 (61.3)

RECORD LOW °C (°F) 14.1 (57.4) 12.2 (54) 9.7 (49.5) 6.7 (44.1) 3.3 (37.9) 0.7 (33.3) −0.7 (30.7) −0.2 (31.6) 0.2 (32.4) 5.5 (41.9) 7.9 (46.2) 10.6 (51.1) −0.7 (30.7)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 205.8 (8.102) 173.5 (6.831) 139.7 (5.5) 84.1 (3.311) 70.6 (2.78) 65.7 (2.587) 53.5 (2.106) 33.4 (1.315) 35.7 (1.406) 62.8 (2.472) 85.0 (3.346) 131.0 (5.157) 1,142.6 (44.984)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION DAYS 10.0 9.6 9.5 6.6 5.7 4.3 4.0 3.5 3.5 5.2 6.3 7.9 76.1

AVERAGE AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY (%) 62 63 63 60 58 56 53 52 53 57 59 61 58.1

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

SUBURBS

Aerial view to the north

* Abbotsford * Alloway * Ashfield * Avenell * Avoca * Bargara
Bargara
* Branyan * Bucca * Bundaberg Central * Bundaberg East * Bundaberg North * Bundaberg South * Bundaberg West * Burnett Downs * Burnett Heads * Charleston * Coonarr * Coral Cove * Electra * Elliott * Elliott Heads * Fairymead * Givelda * Glenforest * Gooburrum * Innes Park * Kalkie * Kensington * Kepnock * Kinkuna * Manoo * Meadowvale * Millbank * Mon Repos * Moore Beach Park * Mcfeatston * Norville * Oakwood * Pine Creek * Qunaba * Redridge * Rubyanna * St Kilda * Santa Fe Heights * Sharon * South Bingera * South Kolan * Svensson Heights * Thabeban * Walkervale * Walkervale * Welcome Creek * Windermere * Winfield * Woongarra

ECONOMY

Looking down Bourbong Street, Bundaberg
Bundaberg
town centre. Bundaberg
Bundaberg
town centre with Bundaberg
Bundaberg
General Post Office to the right. Young woman riding on the back of a turtle at Mon Repos Beach, near Bundaberg, ca. 1930.

Subtropical Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is dependent to a large extent on the local sugar industry. Extensive sugar cane fields have been developed throughout the district. Value-adding operations, such as the milling and refinement of sugar, and its packaging and distribution, are located around the city. A local factory that manufactured sugar-cane harvesters was closed down after it was taken over by the US multinational corporation Case New Holland . Most of the raw sugar is exported. A bulk terminal for the export of sugar is located on the Burnett River east of Bundaberg.

Another of the city's exports is Bundaberg Rum
Bundaberg Rum
, made from the sugar cane by-product molasses . Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is also home to beverage producer Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and Craft Brewery Bargara
Bargara
Brewing Company .

Commercial fruit and vegetable production is also significant: avocado, banana, bean, button squash, capsicum, chilli, citrus, cucumber, custard apple, egg fruit, honeydew melon, lychee, mango, passionfruit, potato, pumpkin, rockmelon, snow peas, stone fruit, sweet corn, sweet potato, tomato, watermelon, zucchini. Macadamia nuts are also grown.

Because of its high rate of unemployment, Bundaberg
Bundaberg
has been referred to as the "dole capital of Australia".

TOURISM

Tourism is an important industry in Queensland, and Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is known as the 'Southern Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef '. The city lies near the southern end of the reef in proximity to Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave Islands . The nearby town of Bargara
Bargara
is an increasingly popular holiday and retirement destination.

The Mon Repos turtle rookery is located on the coast just east of Bundaberg. The northern bank of the Burnett River between the Don Tallon and Burnett bridges is home to a colony of flying foxes .

Nearby beaches are popular with both locals and tourists. Moore Park Beach , to the city's north, has 20 kilometres (12 mi) of golden sandy beach. Beaches on the southern side of the Burnett River are (from north to south) the Oaks Beach, Mon Repos, Nielsen Park, Bargara Beach, Kellys Beach, Innes Park and Elliott Heads .

Cania Gorge National Park , Deepwater National Park
Deepwater National Park
, Eurimbula National Park and Kinkuna National Park , located in the Bundaberg region are popular with campers and bush-lovers.

Tours of the Bundaberg Rum
Bundaberg Rum
distillery and attractions at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens , such as the 2 ft narrow gauge Australian Sugar Cane Railway , are also popular with tourists. The Mystery Craters , 35 unexplained water-filled holes in the ground, discovered in 1971 at South Kolan , are also a tourist attraction.

Opened in 2002 by the former member for Hinkler Paul Neville , the Tom Quinn Community Centre gardens (a multiple "Bundy in Bloom" winner) is a site to be seen with local flora and fauna, its own cafe, marketplace, chapel, green house, training facilities, woodwork and indigenous nature section.

Opened in December 2008, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation is an historical aviation tourist attraction that celebrates pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler. In 1928, Hinkler was the first person to fly solo from England to Australia. The museum includes an exhibition hall, featuring multi-media exhibits, a flight simulator, a theatre, five aircraft and the historic Hinkler House .

Other local attractions and events include the Whaling Wall, East Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Water Tower, Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park, Alexandra Park Zoo, Buss Park , Barrell House, Bundy in Bloom, Whale watching, reef tours of Lady Musgrave & Lady Elliiot islands, the Bundaberg Show, Bundaberg
Bundaberg
"> South Kolan Mystery Craters Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Rum Factory, Bundaberg
Bundaberg

MEMORIALS

* Bundaberg War Memorial
Bundaberg War Memorial
* Hinkler Memorial

CULTURE

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
has two cinemas. The Reading Cinemas
Reading Cinemas
, on Johanna Boulevarde, west Bundaberg, and the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre (formerly known as the Moncrieff Theatre ), located on Bourbong Street, central Bundaberg. The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre also holds live musical and theatrical performances year round.

The Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is a large multi-purpose visual arts facility located in central Bundaberg.

MEDIA

The NewsMail
NewsMail
newspaper is published in Bundaberg
Bundaberg
from Monday to Saturday. It is available in print and online. Several community newspapers are also available including the Guardian, The Bugle -webkit-column-count: 2; column-count: 2;">

* ABC Local Radio : Wide Bay 855 AM/100.1 FM – due to the terrain of the area, both AM and FM frequencies are used. * 4BU 1332 AM (commercial) – owned by Grant Broadcasters * Sea FM 93.1 (commercial) – part of the Today Network, owned by Southern Cross Media Group . * Hitz FM 93.9 (commercial) – owned by Grant Broadcasters * 4BCR 94.7 FM (community) * 4DoubleB 96.3 FM (community) * Kix Country 97.1 FM (narrowcast) – owned by Grant Broadcasters * RadioTAB 95.5 FM (narrowcast) – owned by Tatts Group * ABC Classic FM 98.5 FM * Triple J 99.3 FM * ABC Radio National 100.9 FM * Rebel FM 106.7 FM (Wide Bay)

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is served by three commercial television stations (Seven Queensland
Queensland
, WIN Television and Nine ) and publicly owned services (ABC TV ) and (SBS ).

Local news coverage of Bundaberg
Bundaberg
and the Wide Bay is provided on all three commercial networks with both Seven Queensland
Queensland
's Seven Local News and WIN Queensland
Queensland
's WIN News
WIN News
half-hour bulletins airing at 6pm each weeknight. Southern Cross Austereo
Southern Cross Austereo
also airs brief local news updates at various intervals throughout the day on Channel 9 , presented from studios in Canberra
Canberra
.

POPULAR CULTURE

The city has been the location for three film sets:

* the 1989 film, The Delinquents , starring Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
, which was set in Bundaberg, but partly shot in Brisbane
Brisbane
* the 1977 film, The Mango Tree * the 2014 film, Talking Back at Thunder , starring Steven Tandy .

SPORT

Mitchell Langerak, former Bundaberg
Bundaberg
footballer, who is now playing for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga

Most major Australian sporting codes are played in Bundaberg.

AUSTRALIAN RULES

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
has two current clubs playing in the AFL Wide Bay competition.

* Across The Waves Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Eagles (merger of North Bundaberg
Bundaberg
and Souths/ATW Magpies) * Brothers Bulldogs (formerly West Bundaberg)

BASKETBALL

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
has two professional teams competing in the Australian Basketball Association's Queensland
Queensland
Conference (QBL). They are the Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Radiology Bulls (men) and Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Radiology Bears and both feature local players.

ROWING

Bucca Weir, west of Bundaberg, is home to the Queensland
Queensland
State Rowing Championships every year in December.

RUGBY LEAGUE

The Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Rugby Football
Football
League is a nine-club competition run under the Queensland
Queensland
Rugby League 's Central Division. Bundaberg competes in the Central Division's 47th Battalion Shield and the Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Grizzlies formerly competed in the Queensland
Queensland
Cup statewide competition.

SOCCER

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is home to the Bundaberg Spirit soccer club. They participate in the Queensland
Queensland
State League against other teams across Queensland.

TENNIS

The Bundaberg
Bundaberg
& District Tennis Senior Association operates eleven floodlit clay courts in Drinan Park, Bundaberg West at the corner of George & Powers Streets. Competition tennis is played all year round. The Bundaberg
Bundaberg
"> View of Bundaberg
Bundaberg
town centre from the Burnett River bridge.

Bundaberg Airport
Bundaberg Airport
has flights to Brisbane
Brisbane
and Lady Elliot Island. The city is home to the Jabiru Aircraft
Jabiru Aircraft
Company, which designs and manufactures a range of small civil utility aircraft.

Bundaberg's bus operator is Duffy's City Buses. As of 2013, they transport over 1000 passengers in town services, and over 2000 passengers in school services every day. Routes extend to the beach suburbs of Burnett Heads , Bargara
Bargara
, and Innes Park . Stewart & Sons also operates bus services in the area. Main article: Bundaberg railway station

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is serviced by several Queensland
Queensland
Rail passenger trains, including the Tilt Train and is approximately four and a half hours north of Brisbane
Brisbane
by rail. The closed North Bundaberg
Bundaberg
station formerly served the Mount Perry railway line
Mount Perry railway line
and is now a museum.

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is situated at the end of the Isis Highway (State Route 3), approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of its junction with the Bruce Highway . Many long-distance bus services also pass through the city.

Bundaberg Port is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of the city, at the mouth of the Burnett River . The port is a destination for ships from Australia and overseas. It is predominantly used for shipping raw sugar and other goods related to that industry such as Bundaberg Rum
Bundaberg Rum
.

HEALTH

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is served by three hospitals. One public hospital, Bundaberg Base Hospital on Bourbong St, and two private hospitals, Friendly Society Private Hospital ">

Bundaberg
Bundaberg
is also home to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, who regularly transport patients to Bundaberg
Bundaberg
from more rural and remote areas, as well as transferring critically ill patients to Brisbane
Brisbane
for specialist care.

SISTER CITIES

The city council responsible for the Bundaberg Region maintains Sister City arrangements with two cities.

CITY SINCE

Nanning
Nanning
, China
China
12 May 1998

Settsu
Settsu
, Japan
Japan
9 November 1998

PEOPLE

NOTABLE RESIDENTS

Bert Hinkler
Bert Hinkler
is memorialised in many places throughout Bundaberg Mal Meninga is an inductee of the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame

* Clint Bolton
Clint Bolton
, association football player, Socceroo, 2 time A-League championship winning player * Joshua Brillante , Australian football player * Wayne Coles-Janess , producer and director, documentary and feature films * Allan Davis
Allan Davis
, Road racing cyclist , 2009 Tour Down Under Winner * Troy Elder , Hockey
Hockey
player * Steve Goodall , cyclist, 1978 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist, 1976 Olympian * Coen Hess , rugby league footballer * Bert Hinkler
Bert Hinkler
, pioneer aviator * Antonio Kaufusi
Antonio Kaufusi
, rugby league footballer * Felise Kaufusi , rugby league footballer * Mitchell Langerak
Mitchell Langerak
, association football player, A-League championship winning player * Errol McCormack , retired Chief of Air Force (1998–2001), Officer of the Order of Australia (1998) * Rheed McCracken , 2012 Summer Paralympics , won a silver and bronze medal * Sarah McLellan , dancer and entertainer, lead singer of the group Lez Zeppelin and blogger of "The Aussie who ate the Big Apple" currently living in New York * Mal Meninga , rugby league footballer * Tom Miles , professional athlete/sprinter, Winner 1927 Stawell Gift, 1928 World Champion * Gladys Moncrieff
Gladys Moncrieff
, singer * Clinton Moore , Freestyle Motorcross Rider * Vance Palmer , writer * Jayant Patel , the alleged "Doctor Death" of the Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Base Hospital * Ian Quinn , Golden Guitar winner & singer/songwriter * Chris Sarra , 2004 Queenslander of the Year * Donald Smith , operatic tenor * Michelle Steele , Winter Olympian at the 2006 Winter Olympics * Don Tallon
Don Tallon
, Australian Cricketer * Keith Thiele , World War II Pilot (awarded DSO, DFC & 2 medal bars) * Tommy Trash , ARIA and Grammy nominated Australian DJ -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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