The channel marker between Dayman Point at Urangan and Round Island was demolished after the Urangan Pier closed as a working commercial port.
The channel marker between Dayman Point at Urangan and Round Island was demolished after the Urangan Pier closed as a working commercial port. Hervey Bay Historical Museum

Some structures stand as reminder, others demolished

SOME of Hervey Bay's older structures still stand as a reminder of earlier times, though many have been demolished as a result of modern development.

The Memorial Hall in Pialba - the original Pialba Town Council building - still stands, and nearby is the Pialba Railway Station as a backdrop to Freedom Park.

The Dayman St General Store has changed little over the years and there are many private homes that date back to the 1920s.

One that we have lost was the structure pictured in the channel between Dayman Point at Urangan and Round Island - demolished after the Urangan Pier closed as a working commercial port.

It was the southern lead light used to guide ships into the pier.

When ships had to berth there, they would arrive at the Fairway Buoy out to sea from Point Vernon.

A light on an elevated structure on the pier was aligned with the southern lead light to guide the ships safely through the deep water channel to the pier.

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The channel marker as seen from Dayman Point about 1961.
The channel marker as seen from Dayman Point about 1961. Hervey Bay Historical Museum


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