Sarina, a rural town on the Bruce Highway, is 30 km south of Mackay. The town was named after Sarina Inlet, about eight km east of the town, which was named by surveyor William Wilson in 1869. The source for Wilson's naming of the inlet is unrecorded.

Further Reading: 

John Kerr, Pioneer pageant: a history of Pioneer Shire, Mackay, Pioneer Shire Council, 1980.

Patricia Phillips, Sarina Shire in retrospect, Sarina, Sarina Bicentenial Committee, 1988.

Half Tide Beach entry


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