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Mackay Australia

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Fast Facts

  • Mackay's favourite citizen is Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman

  • A 140-year old crocodile rescued by Steve Irwin and his father Bob 40 years ago died recently at the Mackay zoo. His name was Freshie

  • Mackay is known as 'Sugaropolis'. The Mackay region produces one third of all sugar grown in Australia

  • Fish caught around Mackay include freshwater barramundi and sooty grunters; as well as enormous Spanish mackerel and tuna out at sea

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