Pialba, a seaside town 32 km north-west of Maryborough, is part of the coastal urban area of Hervey Bay extending from Point Vernon to Urangan. It was the first settled area in the Hervey Bay district and is the commercial and retail centre. Originally named Polson, the town was formally renamed Pialba in 1931. The word, Aboriginal in origin, has several possible meanings.

Further Reading: 

Frances Chan, Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast, Rockhampton, Central Queensland University Press, 1999

Joan Christiansen,  They came ... and stayed: a history of Hervey Bay, Pialba, R. & J. McTaggart, 1991

George Loyau, The History of Maryborough... 1850-1895, Modbury, S. Aust: Archive CD Books Australia, c2005


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