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n its 106-year history, the Bowen Independent has witnessed and reported on some dramatic changes in the fortunes of this North Queensland town. Originally founded as an agricultural community, with Bowen mangoes being particularly famous, this region is now a mining powerhouse, exporting coal to various countries around the world, mainly China and India. With a diversified and prosperous economy that also includes fishing, tourism and beef cattle, Bowen has managed to grasp all of the new opportunities that have come its way, as well as retaining its unique character and personality – something that really came to the fore when Bowen was chosen as a major location for the Baz Luhrmann movie Australia.

Still recognised as the most effective local advertising medium for the area, the Bowen Independent serves the residents of the whole Bowen shire, extending from the Whitsundays tourist area in the south, to the rich sugar Burdekin district in the north, and then west, out to the mining centre of Collinsville.