Moreton Bay, Queensland
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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). In the 2016 census, Moreton Bay had a population of 0 people (none of the included islands being inhabited).
- in the north-west, the northernmost coastal point of Brighton
- in the south-west, the southernmost coastal point of Lota
- in the north-east, the northwesternmost coastal point of Moreton Island
- in the south-east, the northwesternmost coastal point of North Stradbroke Island
and includes the following uninhabited islands (from north to south):
- Mud Island (Bungumba)
- St Helena Island (Noogoon)
- Green Island (Milwarpa)
The extent of the locality within the City of Redland is:
- in the north-west, the northernmost coastal point of Thorneside
- in the south-west, the southernmost coastal point of Redland Bay
- in the north-east, the northwesternmost coastal point of North Stradbroke Island
- in the south-east, the southwesternmost coastal point of North Stradbroke Island that is north of Russell Island (one of the excluded areas below
and includes the following uninhabited islands from north to south:
- Goat Island
- Cassim Island
- Snipe Island
- Garden Island
- Pannikin Island
- Long Island
- Lagoon Island
- Redbill Island
but excludes the following islands (some inhabited, some not), from north to south:
- Peel Island
- Coochiemudlo Island
- Macleay Island & Perulpa Island
- Lamb Island
- Karragarra Island
- Russell Island & Willes Island & Double Island
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 inhabited but now is a protected area.
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.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Moreton Bay (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Moreton Bay – locality in City of Brisbane (entry 49461)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
- "Moreton Bay – locality in City of Redland (entry 43645)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
- "Moreton Bay". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.