Named after Bert Hinkler (1892–1933), pioneer aviator. First person to fly solo from England to Australia 1928.
Area and Location Description:
Hinkler covers an area of approximately 3 504 sq km starting at the Burnett River at Burnett Heads in the north, continuing west along the Burnett River following the Bundaberg Regional Council boundary, bordering the locality Duckinwilla in the south and following the Susan River to River Heads at the mouth of the Mary River. The major population centres are Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. Other towns include Bargara, Childers and Burrum Heads.
Products/industries of the area:
Sugar, a myriad of small crops including tomatoes, avocados and macadamia nuts, rum, fishing, seafood industries and tourism.
Neville, P (LNQ) 1993–
Courtice, B W (ALP) 1987–1993
Conquest, B J (NP) 1984–1987