Scarness, a coastal locality 32 km north-west of Maryborough, is part of the Hervey Bay urban area. It adjoins the eastern side of Pialba.

In common with Pialba and Urangan, Scarness had a scattering of holiday houses along the foreshore by the 1880s, a trend which grew when the railway to Pialba was opened in 1896 and extended to Urangan in 1913. The Scarborough Hotel was the most prominent building, from which the name Scarness was derived.

Further Reading: 

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


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