Moreton Bay, Queensland

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Moreton Bay
Queensland
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Moreton Bay
Coordinates 27°17′24″S153°15′34″E / 27.29°S 153.2594°E / -27.29; 153.2594 Coordinates: 27°17′24″S153°15′34″E / 27.29°S 153.2594°E / -27.29; 153.2594
Population0 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 4178
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
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Moreton Bay is a locality split between the City of Brisbane and the City of Redland, both in Queensland, Australia. The locality includes all of the bay Moreton Bay (water and islands) between the mainland of the City of Brisbane and the City of Redland across to the western coast of Moreton Island and the western coast of North Stradbroke Island (including some islands but excluding others). [2] [3] [4] In the 2016 census, Moreton Bay had a population of 0 people (none of the included islands being inhabited). [1]

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City of Brisbane Local government area in Queensland, Australia

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Geography

The extent of the locality with the City of Brisbane is: [2] [4]

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and includes the following uninhabited islands (from north to south): [4]

The extent of the locality within the City of Redland is:

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Redland Bay, Queensland Suburb of Redland City, Queensland, Australia

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and includes the following uninhabited islands from north to south: [4]

but excludes the following islands (some inhabited, some not), from north to south:

The list of excluded islands or island groups above are separate localities within the City of Redland, all are inhabited with the exception of Peel Island, which was formerly inhabitated but now is a protected area.


History

The locality name of Moreton Bay draws its name from the bay of the same name, which was named by Lieutenant James Cook, commander of HMS Endeavour, after James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton, the President of the Royal Society who had helped to negotiate a grant of £4000 to finance the expedition. [2]

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Moreton Island island

Moreton Island is an island on the eastern side of Moreton Bay on the coast of South East Queensland, Australia. The Coral Sea lies on the east coast of the island. Moreton Island lies 58 kilometres (36 mi) northeast of the Queensland capital, Brisbane. 95% of the island is contained within a national park and a popular destination for day trippers, four wheel driving, camping, recreational angling and whale watching and a 75-minute ferry ride from Brisbane. It is the third largest sand island in the world. Together with Fraser Island, Moreton Island forms the largest sand structure in the world. It was the traditional country of the Ngugi before the onset of colonization.

Stradbroke Island, also known as Minjerribah, was a large sand island that formed much of the eastern side of Moreton Bay near Brisbane, Queensland until the late 19th century. Today the island is split into two by the Jumpinpin Channel.

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Moreton Bay (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  2. 1 2 3 "Moreton Bay - locality in City of Brisbane (entry 49461)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government . Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  3. "Moreton Bay - locality in City of Redland (entry 43645)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government . Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  4. 1 2 3 4 "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland . Retrieved 10 November 2019.