Deception Bay, Queensland

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Deception Bay
Moreton BayQueensland
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Residential area in Deception Bay
Deception Bay is located in Queensland
Deception Bay
Deception Bay
Coordinates27°10′55″S 153°00′47″E / 27.1819°S 153.0130°E / -27.1819; 153.0130 (Deception Bay (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°10′55″S 153°00′47″E / 27.1819°S 153.0130°E / -27.1819; 153.0130 (Deception Bay (centre of suburb))
Population19,850 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,033.9/km2 (2,678/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4508
Area19.2 km2 (7.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Bancroft
Federal division(s)Petrie
Suburbs around Deception Bay:
Burpengary Burpengary East Deception Bay
Burpengary Deception Bay Deception Bay
Narangba North Lakes Rothwell

Deception Bay is a coastal suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Deception Bay had a population of 19,850 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Beachfront pathway

It is approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi) north of Brisbane CBD in the south-eastern corner of the bay of the same name which separates the Redcliffe Peninsula and Bribie Island.[citation needed]

The suburb of Deception Bay takes its name from a small bay in the west of Moreton Bay, south of Pumicestone Passage and north of the Redcliffe Peninsula. In the north of the bay at Beachmere is where the Caboolture River and Burpengary Creek meet the ocean. It was named in 1823 by Lieutenant John Oxley, who thought the bay was a river and because of his mistake and the shallowness, named it Pumice Stone River; he later changed the name to Deception Bay.[3]

History[edit]

Deception Bay was so named by Lieutenant John Oxley in 1823 who thought the bay was a river and because of his mistake and the shallowness, named it Deception Bay.[4]

The area was once large parcels of land supporting dairying and farming and, while some large blocks remain today, most have been subdivided to provide housing for a growing community.[citation needed]

Deception Bay State School, a typical one-teacher school, April 1951

Deception Bay Provisional School opened on 7 November 1892. It closed circa 1905. It reopened on 14 October 1929 and became Deception Bay State School in 1932.[5]

On Saturday 23 October 1948, Deception Bay Methodist Church was officially opened by Reverend Reginald Sholto Cecil Dingle, the President of the Methodist Conference.[6] It became the Deception Bay Uniting Church after the amalgamation of the Methodist Church into the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977.[7]

On Sunday 21 July 1963 a monument was unveiled to commemorate to scientist Joseph Bancroft and his son Thomas Lane Bancroft in Bancroft Park on Captain Cook Parade, (27°10′45″S 153°01′44″E / 27.1791°S 153.0290°E / -27.1791; 153.0290 (Dr Joseph Bancroft & Thomas Bancroft monument)). Much of their research was conducted at Deception Bay. The monument was erected by the Queensland branch of the Australian Medical Association, the Caboolture Shire Council, and the Caboolture Historical Society.[8] Joseph Bancroft was a pioneer in experimenting in native plants for their health properties and, through his meatworks, in the preservation of meat, fish and vegetables. His son, Thomas Lane Bancroft, carried on the tradition with some work in cultivating cotton and castor oil. A rough-hewn pyramidal block of granite stands today on the foreshore highlighting the achievements of these two doctors, and the streets around Dr Bancroft's home, Joseph Street and Bancroft Terrace, are named in his honour.[9]

The Deception Bay public library opened in 1978.[10]

Deception Bay North State School opened on 30 January 1979.[5]

Christ the King Catholic Primary School opened on 31 January 1979.[5]

Deception Bay State High School opened on January 1992.[5]

Moreton Downs State School opened on 27 January 1995.[5]

Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre opened on 23 January 2006.[5]

On 15 March 2008, Deception Bay became a suburb of a new super council, Moreton Bay Region. For local government elections, Deception Bay divided into two divisions, with the area of the suburb falling north of Deception Bay Road becoming a part of Division 2.[citation needed]

In the past few years,[when?] the beachfront area has received a major re-design, under the urban renewal programme of the Queensland Government. The suburb also contains a new development area, North Rise. Bayswater Resort is a resort located in the Moreton Downs Estate.[citation needed]

In the 2011 census, Deception Bay recorded a population of 19,672 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male.[11] The median age of the Deception Bay population was 34 years, 3 years below the national median of 37. 73.6% of people living in Deception Bay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.7%, England 4.2%, Philippines 1%, Samoa 1% and Scotland 0.4%. 86.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.1% Samoan, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% Filipino, 0.3% Hindi and 0.2% Mandarin.[11]

In the 2016 census Deception Bay had a population of 19,850 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

Fisheries Bath, one of the Deception Bay Sea Baths, 2016

Deception Bay has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Education[edit]

Deception Bay State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at King Street (27°11′26″S 153°01′46″E / 27.1906°S 153.0294°E / -27.1906; 153.0294 (Deception Bay State School)).[13][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 349 students with 31 teachers (25 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13]

Deception Bay North State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at Old Bay Road (27°10′52″S 153°00′59″E / 27.1811°S 153.0165°E / -27.1811; 153.0165 (Deception Bay North State School)).[13][16] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 455 students with 41 teachers (36 full-time equivalent) and 32 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13]

Moreton Downs State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Parsons Boulevard (27°12′00″S 153°01′02″E / 27.2001°S 153.0172°E / -27.2001; 153.0172 (Moreton Downs State School)).[13][17] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 641 students with 49 teachers (45 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13][18]

Christ the King Catholic Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 54 Thompson Street (27°10′49″S 153°01′15″E / 27.1804°S 153.0208°E / -27.1804; 153.0208 (Christ the King Catholic Primary School)).[13][19] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 290 students with 20 teachers (19 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[15]

Deception Bay State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Phillip Parade (27°12′00″S 153°01′50″E / 27.1999°S 153.0305°E / -27.1999; 153.0305 (Deception Bay State High School)).[13][20] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1097 students with 87 teachers (83 full-time equivalent) and 57 non-teaching staff (40 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13][21]

Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Cnr Grosvenor Terrace & Silver Street (27°11′28″S 153°01′48″E / 27.1910°S 153.0301°E / -27.1910; 153.0301 (Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre)).[13][22] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 133 students with 13 teachers (12 full-time equivalent) and 12 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).[15]

Arethusa College is a private secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 83 Deception Bay Road (27°10′42″S 152°59′12″E / 27.1784°S 152.9868°E / -27.1784; 152.9868 (Arethusa College)).[13][23] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 236 students with 29 teachers (25 full-time equivalent) and 41 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent).[15] The school provides flexible education and vocational training for students who have failed to thrive in mainstream schooling. It also has campuses in Spring Hill and Windsor.[24]

Kairos Community College is a private secondary (10-12) school for boys and girls at 100-166 Maine Terrace (27°11′32″S 153°01′37″E / 27.1923°S 153.0269°E / -27.1923; 153.0269 (Kairos Community College)).[13][25] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 53 students with 5 teachers and 5 non-teaching staff.[15]

Amenities[edit]

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a public library in Deception Bay at 9 Bayview Terrace.[26]

Deception Bay Uniting Church is at 64-70 Webster Road (corner of Deception Bay Road, 27°12′06″S 153°02′09″E / 27.2017°S 153.0358°E / -27.2017; 153.0358 (Deception Bay Uniting Church)).[27]

Transport[edit]

The only mode of public transport in Deception Bay is bus with all services traveling ether via or to/from the Deception Bay Bus Station located outside MKT Deception Bay at 1 Bay Avenue (27°11′39″S 153°01′48″E / 27.1943°S 153.0300°E / -27.1943; 153.0300 (Deception Bay Bus Station)).

Bus route 662 completes a loop around the northern section of Deception Bay and connects to train services at Rothwell railway station. Bus route 665 travels from Deception Bay Bus Station to Rothwell via the southern portion of Deception Bay providing a bus connection to Rothwell railway station. The 660 bus also travels through Deception Bay connecting to other services at Deception Bay Bus Station providing connections to Redcliffe, Caboolture, Burpengary and Morayfield.[28]

Controversies[edit]

The suburb acquired a negative reputation due to crime and high unemployment during the 1980s and 1990s as it was populated with one of the most concentrated social housing in Queensland by the government of the day. However, community problems subsided after 2001 due to development and population growth in the area. Despite this, some residents would still prefer to see the name changed to avoid any negative perceptions.[29]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Deception Bay – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45408)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Deception Bay (bay) (entry 9563)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
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  6. ^ "UNITED NATIONS". The Courier-mail. No. 3717. Queensland, Australia. 23 October 1948. p. 4. Archived from the original on 21 May 2022. Retrieved 15 September 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
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  10. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Deception Bay (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  12. ^ "Deception Bay Sea Baths (entry 602509)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
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  17. ^ "Moreton Downs State School". Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Moreton Downs SS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Christ the King Catholic Primary School". Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Deception Bay State High School". Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Deception Bay SHS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre". Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Arethusa College". Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  24. ^ "About Us". Arethusa 2020. Archived from the original on 24 July 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  25. ^ "Kairos Community College". Archived from the original on 19 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  26. ^ "Deception Bay Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 5 October 2017. Archived from the original on 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  27. ^ "Find a Church". Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  28. ^ "Deception Bay bus station, Deception Bay | Translink". Translink Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads. Archived from the original on 9 March 2022. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  29. ^ D-Bay wants a name change | The Courier-Mail Archived 2007-10-28 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

  • "Deception Bay". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.