Tinana, Queensland

Tinana is a town and a locality in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Tinana had a population of 4,877people.[1]

Coordinates25.55°S 152.6783°E / -25.55; 152.6783
Population4,877 (2011 census)[1]
Elevation10 m (33 ft)
LGA(s)Fraser Coast Region
State electorate(s)Maryborough
Federal Division(s)Wide Bay
Localities around Tinana:
Oakhurst Maryborough West Maryborough
Yengarie Tinana Maryborough
Grahams Creek Tinana South Bidwill


Tinana is on the south-western bank of the Mary River, opposite the town of Maryborough. Although originally a separate town, the construction of the Lamington Bridge over the Mary River has effectively made Tinana a suburb of Maryborough. Mary River forms the western and north-eastern boundaries, and Jumpo Creek is the eastern boundary. The Bruce Highway passes through from south to north, and Gympie Road (State Route 57) diverges to the north-east.[4]


The name Tinana is derived from the name of the creek, which in turn was named in 1852 by surveyor William Labatt. The name is believed to be in honour of a Maori chief Tinanah, who was known to the botanist John Carne Bidwill from his time in New Zealand in 1840-41.[2]

Tinana State School was established in the suburb in 1875.[5]

Heritage listings

Tinana has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Tinana State School is a co-educational government primary (P-6) school at 239 Gympie Road. In 2015, it had an enrolment of 509 students with 38 teachers (33 full-time equivalent).[8]


The Tinana branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the CWA hall at 56 Gympie Road.[9]

Notable residents

Notable residents of Tinana include:


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tinana (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  2. "Tinana - town (entry 39105)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  3. "Tinana - locality (entry 46736)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  4. Google (13 August 2019). "Tinana, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  5. "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. "Pacific Islander Hospital and Cemetery site, Tinana (entry 650053)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  7. "Commissioner Bidwill's Grave (entry 601822)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  8. "2015 School Annual Report" (PDF). Tinana State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  9. "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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