Biggenden and Biggenden Shire

Biggenden, a rural town in the Central Burnett Valley, is 70 km west of Maryborough and 240 km north-west of central Brisbane. It was the administrative seat of the Biggenden Shire. The name is thought to have been derived from an Aboriginal expression describing stringybark trees.

Further Reading: 

The Biggenden story, Biggenden, Biggenden Shire Historical Society, 1988, 2002

Diana J. Beal et al, Biggenden Shire handbook, Brisbane, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 1974

Craig Munro, Wild man of letters, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1984

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