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Hervey bay is a seaside town in the state of Queensland.


History Edit

'Hervey's Bay' Edit

The Butchalla are the Indigenous tribes that once settled around Hervey Bay. The first European sighting was from Captain Cook as he was charting the East Coast of Australia. What Cook did not realise as he was charting the area is that Fraser Island was not connected to Australia. Cook named it Hervey's Bay after Augustus John Harvey, the third Earl of Bristol.

Modern Hervey Bay Edit

Until the 1980s, Hervey Bay was serviced by a rail link. This was crucial for the Sugar Cane Industry, until road transport was used instead. In 1984, Hervey Bay became a city. It earned the title of a city after it had grown in business, tourism and population. But to the locals they sometimes still call it a seaside village.\

Whale Watching Edit

Hervey Bay is nicknamed the Whale Watching capital of Australia. Between every April and October, humpback whales migrate along the coast of Hervey Bay. Ever since 1992, Whale Numbers have increased to 2000 to 7000 in 2005.

Trivia Edit

  • Fraser Island, off the coast of Hervey Bay is heritage Listed and contains the shipwreck of the SS Maheno
  • Hervey Bay has a total of 14 Schools
  • Despite it's Spelling, Hervey Bay is Pronounced, Harvey Bay
  • According to the Hervey Historical Village, Boyle Martin was the first resident of Hervey Bay

Gallery Edit

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Northern Territory Galiwinku . Nhulunbuy . Darwin . Tennant Creek . Alice Springs
Queensland Hervey bay . Brisbane . Rockhampton . Sunshine coast . Airlie beach . Gold coast . Tweed heads . Weipa . Cairns . Palm Cove . Port Douglas . Cooktown . Coolangatta . Atherton . Ingham . Cardwell . Tully . Innisfail . Townsville . Bowen . Proserpine . Mackay . Sarina . Yeppoon and Emu Park . Kinka Beach . Zilzie . Gladstone . Tannum Sands . Birdsville . 1770 . Agnes Waters . Boulia . Four Ways
New South Wales Sydney . Mt Kosciusko . Coffs Harbour . Central Coast . Newcastle . Broken Hill
Australian Capitol Territory Canberra .
South Australia Coober Pedy . Adelaide . Port Lincoln . Oodnadatta
Victoria Melbourne . Echuca
Tasmania Hobart . Launceston . Devonport . Burnie-Somerset . Strahan . Coles Bay . Bicheno . Queenstown . Port Arthur
Western Australia Broome . Dampier . Perth