Brown Lake (Stradbroke Island)
|Location||North Stradbroke Island, Queensland|
Known as a perched lake like other lakes on the sandy islands in the region of South-East Queensland it retains its water due to a layer of leaves lining the lake floor. This is particularly apparent in the Brown Lake as tannin is exuded from the leaves, dropped from surrounding Paperbark Melaleuca and Ti-trees Leptospermum, stains the water to a rich brown colour not dissimilar to that of tea.
The Aboriginals of the Brown Lake area, the Quandamooka people, restricted the lake to 'Women's Business'.
- Hydrology of North Stradbroke Island, March 2006, (accessed 16 Sep 2009)
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