St Lawrence

St Lawrence, a rural town, was the administrative centre of the former Broadsound Shire. It is midway between Mackay and Rockhampton, on the St Lawrence Creek from which its name was derived. The origin of the creek's name is unclear, although its extreme high and low tidal movements are thought to be like those of the St Lawrence River, Canada. It has a wide mouth and has been a local port.

Further Reading: 

Broadsound Shire handbook, Brisbane, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 1973

Frank Rolleston, The Broadsound story, Broadsound, Broadsound Shire Council, 1983


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