Moreton Bay

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The Moreton Bay is a bay located on the eastern coast of Australia 14 km from central Brisbane, Queensland.wikipedia
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Brisbane

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The Moreton Bay is a bay located on the eastern coast of Australia 14 km from central Brisbane, Queensland.
The Brisbane central business district stands on the historic European settlement and is situated inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, about 15 km from its mouth at Moreton Bay, a bay of the Coral Sea.

Quandamooka people

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Moreton Bay was the site of conflict between the indigenous Quandamooka people and early European settlers.
The Quandamooka people are an Aboriginal Australian group that live around Moreton Bay in Southeastern Queensland.

Dugong

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The bay is the only place in Australia where dugong gather into herds.
The northern waters of Australia between Shark Bay and Moreton Bay are believed to be the dugong's contemporary stronghold.

Queensland

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The Moreton Bay is a bay located on the eastern coast of Australia 14 km from central Brisbane, Queensland.
In 1823, John Oxley, a British explorer, sailed north from what is now Sydney to scout possible penal colony sites in Gladstone (then Port Curtis) and Moreton Bay.

Brisbane River

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Moreton Bay was formed roughly 6000 years ago as the sea level rose and inundated what was then the floodplains of the Brisbane River.
The Brisbane River (indigenous name Maiwar) is the longest river in South-East Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane, before emptying into Moreton Bay on the Coral Sea.

Port of Brisbane

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The Port of Brisbane coordinates large traffic along the shipping channel which crosses the northern section of the bay.
It includes the main shipping channel across Moreton Bay which extends 90 km north to Mooloolaba and is dredged to maintain a depth of fourteen metres at the lowest tide.

History of Australia (1788–1850)

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Moreton Bay was the site of conflict between the indigenous Quandamooka people and early European settlers.
The penal colonies at Port Arthur and Moreton Bay, for instance, were stricter than the one at Sydney, and the one at Norfolk Island was strictest of all.

South Passage (Queensland)

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He was unaware of the South Passage (as it's now called) between the two islands, and did not sail into what is the present Moreton Bay.
South Passage is channel between the South Pacific Ocean and Moreton Bay.

Coochiemudlo Island

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Matthew Flinders was the first recorded European to enter the bay in 1799 touching down at the Pumicestone Passage, Redcliffe and Coochiemudlo Island.
Coochiemudlo Island is a small island in the southern part of Moreton Bay, near Brisbane, in South East Queensland, Australia.

Barrier island

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Moreton Bay is described as lagoonal because of the existence of a series of off-shore barrier islands that restrict the flow of oceanic water.
Moreton Bay, on the east coast of Australia and directly east of Brisbane, is sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by a chain of very large barrier islands.

Stradbroke Island

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At first, the Quandamooka tribes had a choice of avoiding contact or engaging with the Europeans at the various small government institutions that were established on the mainland and on Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island).
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.

Artemisia (ship)

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The first immigrant ship from England, the Artemisia, reached Moreton Bay in December 1848 after a four-month journey.
The Artemisia was the first immigrant ship to arrive in Moreton Bay bringing the first assisted free settlers from England.

Macleay Island

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Thus the European usage and occupation of Quandamooka in the 19th century was largely restricted to government institutions on small portions on the islands, and with free enterprise business men like the Campbell brothers who ran a saltworks and sugar plantations on Russell and Macleay islands, and the early fishing and oystering businesses in the bay who employed the Aboriginal people of Quandamooka. This includes the populated Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands collectively known as the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
Macleay Island is an island in Moreton Bay, South East Queensland, Australia.

Matthew Flinders

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Matthew Flinders was the first recorded European to enter the bay in 1799 touching down at the Pumicestone Passage, Redcliffe and Coochiemudlo Island.
Flinders once more sailed Norfolk, this time north on 17 July 1799; he arrived in Moreton Bay between modern-day Redcliffe and Brighton.

Redcliffe, Queensland

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Matthew Flinders was the first recorded European to enter the bay in 1799 touching down at the Pumicestone Passage, Redcliffe and Coochiemudlo Island.
Explorer John Oxley recommended "Red Cliff Point" – named after the red-coloured cliffs visible from Moreton Bay – to the Governor Thomas Brisbane for the new colony, reporting that ships could land at any tide and easily get close to the shore.

Moreton Island

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It is separated from the Coral Sea by a chain of three sand islands: Moreton Island in the north, North Stradbroke Island, and South Stradbroke Island in the south.
Moreton Island is an island on the eastern side of Moreton Bay on the coast of South East Queensland, Australia.

North Stradbroke Island

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It is separated from the Coral Sea by a chain of three sand islands: Moreton Island in the north, North Stradbroke Island, and South Stradbroke Island in the south.
North Stradbroke Island (Jandai: Minjerribah ), colloquially Straddie or North Straddie, is an island that lies within Moreton Bay in the Australian state of Queensland, 30 km southeast of the centre of Brisbane.

South Stradbroke Island

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It is separated from the Coral Sea by a chain of three sand islands: Moreton Island in the north, North Stradbroke Island, and South Stradbroke Island in the south.
The South Stradbroke Island (Indigenous: Minjerribah ), colloquially South Straddie, is an island that lies within Moreton Bay in the Australian state of Queensland, south of Brisbane and forms the northern end of Gold Coast.

List of Queensland's Q150 Icons

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In 2009 as part of the Q150 celebrations, the Moreton Bay was announced as one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland for its role as a "Natural attraction".

Pumicestone Passage

Pumicestone Channel
Matthew Flinders was the first recorded European to enter the bay in 1799 touching down at the Pumicestone Passage, Redcliffe and Coochiemudlo Island.
He was the first European explorer to enter Moreton Bay in 1799 on the Sloop H. M. 'Norfolk' and spent two weeks exploring the bay and surrounds and naming Point Skirmish and Pumice-stone River.

Southern Moreton Bay Islands (Redland City)

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This includes the populated Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands collectively known as the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
The Southern Moreton Bay Islands, also known as the Bay Islands, the RKLM, and abbreviated as the SMBI, are the four inhabited southern Moreton Bay islands located in South East Queensland, Australia.

Peel Island

In the past Peel Island has been used as a sisal plantation, quarantine station, asylum and a leper colony.
Peel Island (Indigenous: Teerk Ro Ra) is a small heritage-listed island located in Moreton Bay, east of Brisbane, in South East Queensland, Australia.

Gold Coast Seaway

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The bay's southern navigation entrance is the Gold Coast Seaway.
The Gold Coast Seaway or Southport Seaway is the main navigation entrance from the Pacific Ocean into the Gold Coast Broadwater and southern Moreton Bay and is one of Australia’s most significant coastal engineering projects.

Gold Coast Broadwater

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The Gold Coast Seaway is at the southern extent of Moreton Bay, before the Gold Coast Broadwater.
The estuary reaches from the locality of in the south, to the southern section of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Moreton Bay in the north.

Bramble Bay

Within Moreton Bay are the smaller bays of Waterloo Bay, Redland Bay, Raby Bay, Deception Bay and Bramble Bay.
Bramble Bay is an embayment of Moreton Bay in South East Queensland, Australia.