Inkerman is a rural village on the Bruce Highway 80 km south-east of Townsville and 10 km south of the Burdekin River. It was named after the Inkerman pastoral station (c1864) which was presumably named after the battle site in the Crimea ten years before. The Inkerman grazing industry was plagued with the cattle tick in the mid-1890s, and the freehold was sold to the Queensland Government in 1910 for farm subdivision.

Further Reading: 

John Kerr, Black snow and liquid gold: a history of the Burdekin Shire, Ayr, Burdekin Shire Council, 1984


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