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Bundaberg is a coastal city in Queensland, Australia. It lies approximately 370 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane, and is situated on the Burnett River. The population of the city is around 46,000 persons.

Bundaberg is dependent to a large extent on the sugar industry. Extensive sugar cane fields extend throughout the district, and all aspects of the sugar industy take place in close proximity to the city. One of the better known exports from the city is Bundaberg Rum, also made from sugar.

Tourism is a growing industry throughout Queensland, and Bundaberg is no exception. It is in close proximity to Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands. The world famous Mon Repos beach loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) rookery is close by. The nearby town of Bargara is also growing as a retirement and residential destination.

Among the well known inhabitants of Bundaberg have been:

The name of the local Aborignal group is called Gurang_Gurang (goo_rang goo_rang).

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Bundaberg, Queensland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (633 words)
Bundaberg is dependent to a large extent on the sugar industry.
Bundaberg is located on the Isis Highway (State Route 3) approximately 30 km east of the Bruce Highway.
Bundaberg also was the location of another health-related disaster in 1928, when 12 children died shortly after receiving injections of diphtheria vaccine.
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Bundaberg is located on the Burnett River 14 m above sea-level, 20 km from the coast and 371 km north of Brisbane.
Bundaberg was central to the importation of indentured labour.
Bundaberg's greatest tourist attraction is the Bundaberg Rum Distillery which is clearly signposted (not that you could miss the smoking chimneys) off the road to Bargara and the port.
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