Talk:Bundaberg

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Talk:Bundaberg, Queensland/Speedy1 - comments unlikely to be helpful to the creation of this article.

It seems strange that so much of the article on a significant town like Bundaberg relates to some health disaster back in the 1920s. Metamagician3000 03:45, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Bundaberg seems to attract its fair share of unusual stuff - subtropical winter Olympians, medical disasters, non-medical disasters, etc. Andjam 04:16, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Bundaberg rum is notable enough, but does there need to be a link to their web page on this article when there's one in the Bundaberg Rum article? Andjam 23:23, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Went ahead and removed the web link for this article. Andjam 04:16, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

St. Paul's Image[edit]

If anybody sees a need to use an image of St. Paul's cathederal, there is one available as Image:Bundabergsda.jpg. It is used on the Seventh-day Adventist Church page at present. -Fermion 09:29, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Map[edit]

Anyone have a free map? Showing how the city is designed in a triangular fashion might fascinate readers. --DavidHOzAu 14:46, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

From Speedy1[edit]

Surely there has to be good points to Bundaberg? None transpire from this article. No mention of weather, natural reserves etc... —Preceding unsigned comment added by who cares? (talkcontribs)

also no mention was made of the dead backpacker(s).... Sfacets

The "dead backpackers" I assume you are referring to died in Childers during a fire at the Palace Backpackers in June 2000. Childers is 45mins south of Bundaberg.

They might've been talking about to Caroline Stuttle, a backpacker who was murdered a few years ago. As far as good points go, I'm sure Bundy's got some, but all I can think of is that house prices aren't as high as some other Queensland towns, and that doesn't seem particularly encyclopedia-worthy. I'll keep thinking. Jodievdw 08:14, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Rum. Rum and utes. aliasd·U·T 09:36, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
I live here and I can't think of anything good to include in the article about it. :| --PoizonMyst (talk) 02:07, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Toft brothers[edit]

I tend to remove redlinked people from "notable people" sections of place articles, most of these "notables" are local musicians, models, "personalities", you get the idea. These ones, however, are a bit different to the norm:

  • Harold Toft and Colin Toft, Made large contribution to mechanical cane harvesting, todays CASE IH 7000 series Austoft machines are a result of their work.

Lots of red links there, and these guys get less google hits put together than my mother, but I am leaving it here as a reference. aliasd·U·T 12:57, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

From some poking around, it seems these guys made the first commercially successful series of cane harvesters. [1]. Not necessarily notable in itself, but discussion? 13:01, 9 October 2007 (UTC)


Jayant Patel is hardly a resident as the Gov't is seeking his extradition from overseas.

 - Clearchoice 10:52, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Article Needs Attention[edit]

More than 50% of this article lacks citation it also may require a restructure and clean up to meet Wikipedia quality standards. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.39.51.116 (talk) 04:51, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Bundaberg's Place name[edit]

as quoted by the source

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/property/placenames/detail.php?id=5190

Notice that the source is a another well cited Bundaberg historical resource that does not produce a solid answer and conflicts with that of both J Walker and N Rackemann respectively. Both of whom also posted probable reasons for the name change that are far better suited to what is currently written.

recently found an old chart of the burnett dated august 1867. only a few names are shown. miller and stewart. then a mitchell in what appears to be a neighbouring paddock, yet within several pegs shown, and a marked treee. henderson and tyler are shown at tantitha. that is all. surveyor thompson shows up just after. walsh had made a number of submissions for land on behalf of the brown people and then withdrawn for a breif period. these early papers have papers that mention the town to be surveyed that happened later. the book by j.y. walker seems to be closer to the truth, but the real truth are these old papers that have been found and need more work done on them. paddy's island, very interesting story when one extracts out all the documentation and colates it with birth certificates, deeds of grants and title deeds and other old letters that are there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.211.236.162 (talk) 04:42, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

for example, someone find evidence to present that Bunda was indeed a word meaning important man in Kabi aborigine. Also, the suffix "berg" as having a german decent and meaning "mountain". Funny because I have lived in Bundaberg for years and there is not a mountain to speak of. We have a sloping hummock and even that was almost indistguishable against the background of the Woongarra scrub —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.39.51.116 (talk) 05:13, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Be careful when adding copyrighted content! Also your edits are rather messy[2]. Old content (articles, books, news stories ect) are reliable. Bidgee (talk) 06:12, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
Possibly the suffix was a mispelling of the German "burg", meaning castle/town, although curiously the term "burg" for castle did originate from building castles on the top of hills (bergs).--Grahame (talk) 07:03, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello, please explain how quoting a quote is considered a breach of copyright? How else are you supposed to source a quote in your own words? it's a quote? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.39.51.116 (talk) 00:48, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Say if I quoted a book word for word, it is classed as plagiarism (which is a copyright violation assuming it isn't in the public domain due to its age). It is best to have content in your own words but it has to be supported by reliable sources. If you want to cite a book <ref name="If citing more then one sentence">{{cite book|last=Last name of the author|first=First name of the author|title=Book's title|year=Year published|publisher=Publisher of the book|isbn=If any ISBN is printed in the book place it here|pages=If citing more then one page use this, if one page use without the s (eg: |page=1)|location=Location on where to book was published|quote=You can quote a small part of the book in this field}}</ref>. I hope that helps. Bidgee (talk) 01:13, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Also you may want to read Wikipedia:Quotations (this is an essay and not yet a policy or guideline) and Template:Quote. Bidgee (talk) 01:19, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Duly noted. Thank you for this. It's all about structural integrity of referencing. 203.39.51.116 (talk) 04:51, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Infobox[edit]

Can anyone fathom out why the Infobox is failing to display fully? Skinsmoke (talk) 15:35, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

LGA wasn't showing up as it was in the template twice, fixed now. Bidgee (talk) 15:54, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Flood Events + Burnett River[edit]

Just wondering why significant flood events in the city have not been included in the article? Is there some wiki policy which only allows such info in articles such as December_2010_Queensland_floods? I know the town has had other significant flood events in the past (1954 and 1971 come to mind), and I suspect a couple of cyclones also. Or perhaps it is more prudent to simply link to the relevant Flood articles in a "See Also" section or the "Climate" section instead - however I dont think there are any articles for those past events. I also notice the same in the Burnett River article - no info about floods or even a link to relevant articles about flooding of that river. I'm also thinking that the recently donated repository of images from State Library of Qld would likely have some old flood images from the region that could be included in these articles to show flood height and damage. I suppose I would be willing to make these additions to the articles but I'm not certain about policy. --PoizonMyst (talk) 02:37, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Go for it. Major floods are notable events in the history of towns and cities. Others will correct any mistakes and you can learn from them. - Shiftchange (talk) 03:31, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

I believe people have been put off editing this article because of certain editors taking a little bit too much "ownership" in the article while not helping to incorporate content provided or even attempt to help prove or disprove the information added by editors —Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.208.53.139 (talk) 01:34, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

I totally agree. I am new to editing Wikipedia so decided to help out on this page because I am fond of Bundaberg and my mum is from there. I thought I put a lot of effort in before getting a login, but rather than being encouraged I felt that my edits were criticised like a little school boy by editors who wanted to put me back in my place, rather than contribute to the process. I think some editors need to relax, not be competitive and mentor other editors rather than discouraging their efforts. Sugajah — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sugajah (talkcontribs) 12:34, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

WP:SOFIXIT Shot info (talk) 08:09, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Geology[edit]

Should there be a geology section and a link to Bundaberg Hummock? — Preceding unsigned comment added by EdwardLane (talkcontribs) 18:25, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Maybe a Geography section would do, assuming the Bundaberg Hummock is now a small mountain or hill. It is hard for a non-local to know because the Hummock article is so stubby. I can't imagine there being a lot to say about the Bundaberg Hummock. Is it truly notable? - Shiftchange (talk) 00:26, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Name[edit]

The etymology of Bundaberg looks dodgy to me.

I have no sources, but a long, long time ago I heard that 'Bundaberg' was named by someone couldn't tell the difference between a 'burg' (town) and a 'berg' (mountain). Let's face it, to give a place where the highest elevated point in the entire area is a knoll less than a thousand metres high a name meaning 'mountain' is pretty screwy. Since most Australians wouldn't have the faintest idea of the difference between 'burg' and 'berg', a mixup between the two foreign words is far more likely than deliberate use of 'berg'.

124.65.50.210 (talk) 05:36, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Suburbs[edit]

The list of suburbs in this article appears to be the complete list of suburbs/localities in the Bundaberg Region. I would have thought that in this article about the town of Bundaberg that the suburbs should be limited to those that are part of the contiguous urban area that radiates from Bundaberg Central. To my mind, this makes the following definitely suburbs of Bundaberg: Bundaberg Central/North/East/South/West, Millbank, Avoca, Svensson Heights, Norville, Walkervale, Avenell Heights. Then there are suburbs on the edge of these which have some small amount of residential subdivision but also a lot of farming or other uses, e.g. Gooburrum, Kalkie, Ashfield, Thabeban, Kensington, Branyan; I think you could call these suburbs of Bundaberg as clearly this is where new urban development appears to be occurring as expansion of the town of Bundaberg. While areas like Burnett Heads, Bargara, Innes Park, Coral Cove etc do have a lot of residential development, they are not continguous with development radiating from Bundaberg Central, being separated by large areas of farming land. I don't think we can say these are "suburbs of Bundaberg" on that basis. What do others think? Kerry (talk) 00:53, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Makes total sense. The Drover's Wife (talk) 03:14, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

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Technical terms[edit]

Moiety and phratry—are these like iwi and hapū, or are they something else? Koro Neil (talk) 21:55, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Geography section issues[edit]

A large part of this as it stands now is history, not geography. There’s nothing in the section about the land itself: elevation, type of terrain (flat, hilly, and so on). There’s no mention of the river. Etc etc. Boscaswell talk 04:10, 1 August 2018 (UTC)