Mount Mee, Queensland

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Mount Mee
Queensland
Mt mee lookout panorama.jpg
Mount Mee is located in Queensland
Mount Mee
Mount Mee
Coordinates 27°4′27″S 152°46′11″E / 27.07417°S 152.76972°E / -27.07417; 152.76972Coordinates: 27°4′27″S 152°46′11″E / 27.07417°S 152.76972°E / -27.07417; 152.76972
Population 909 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1873
Postcode(s) 4521
Elevation 501 m (1,644 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s) Glass House
Federal Division(s) Longman
Suburbs around Mount Mee:
Mount Delaney Delaneys Creek Wamuran Basin
Mount Archer
Mount Byron
Mount Mee Campbells Pocket
Mount Byron Mount Pleasant Ocean View

Mount Mee is a suburb and mountain in Queensland, Australia, located north of the town of Dayboro on the D'Aguilar Range. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 909.[1]

History[edit]

The area around Mount Mee was known to the indigenous inhabitants of the area as Dahmongah, a word meaning "flying squirrel" or glider.[2] The European name "Mount Mee" is possibly derived from another local word mia-mia, meaning "lookout", but this name was not formalised until the establishment of the school in 1899.[3]

Settlers began arriving in the area around Mount Mee in 1873, many being timber-getters attracted by the red cedar timber that was readily available in the area.[2] Initially, timber cut down in the area was exported to the nearby towns of Caboolture, D'Aguilar and Woodford, but a sawmill was eventually built in the fledgling town. A number of larger mills were operated on various parts of the mountain until the last closed in 1982.[2] A special tractor called the Linn tractor was used to haul logs instead of bullock teams in the early 1930s.[2] Over time, agriculture became important to the economy of the area, with dairy farms and banana plantations being particularly important.[2][3]

Mount Mee was initially governed as a part of the Caboolture Divisional Board, but was rolled into the new Moreton Bay Region when that entity was amalgamated with Pine Rivers Shire and Redcliffe City in 2008.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Mount Mee recorded a population of 909 people, 49.8% female and 50.2% male.[1] The median age of the Mount Mee population was 45 years, 8 years above the national median of 37. 84.4% of people living in Mount Mee were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.5%, New Zealand 1.8%, Scotland 1%, United States of America 0.7%, Germany 0.5%. 94.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% French, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% German, 0.3% Italian, 0% Gaelic (Scotland).[1]

State Forest and Forest Reserve[edit]

Mount Mee State Forest and Forest Reserve is a nature preserve located in Mount Mee. It features eucalyptus forests, small sections of rainforest, and plantations of Hoop Pine.[5] They adjoin the Brisbane Forest Park. The park features six different walking tracks, two picnic grounds, a camping ground, and numerous tracks for offroad driving.[6]

Education[edit]

Mount Mee State School is a government primary school that was founded in 1899.[3][7]

Amenities[edit]

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits near the Community Hall on Mount Mee Road.[8]

Attractions[edit]

The Pitstop Cafe has excellent views, a large range of automotive and racing memorabilia and food.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mount Mee (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c d e Horton, Helen (1988). Brisbane's Back Door: The story of the D'Aguilar Range. Bowen Hills, Queensland: Boolarong Publications. pp. 64—71. ISBN 0-86439-036-X. 
  3. ^ a b c "Caboolture Town History". Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  4. ^ "Amalgamations to cut half Qld's local councils". ABC News. 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Mount Mee State Forest and Forest Reserve". Archived from the original on 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Mount Mee State Forest and Forest Reserve". Archived from the original on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Mount Mee State School". Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  8. ^ "Mobile Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "The Pitstop Cafe, Mount Mee". MustDoBrisbane. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

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