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The Plaque commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Settlement of Hervey Bay.

European settlement at Hervey Bay commenced in the 1850s when it became part of a large cattle run. In 1863 Martin Boyle, who is credited as the first person to grow sugarcane in the area, became the first European settler on the bay.

During its early European settlement Hervey Bay was regarded as part of the Port of Maryborough, which served as an immigration port after Queensland gained independence from NSW in 1859. Sailing ships carrying migrants arrived at Hervey Bay from where their passengers were transported to the site of Maryborough on smaller vessels.


Address:13 Zephyr Street , Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, Scarness , 4655
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.283212
Long: 152.848562
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th September, 2013
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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