Welsby, Queensland

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Welsby
Bribie IslandQueensland
On Bribie Beach Australia (145417691).jpeg
Off roading on eastern side of Welsby with Moreton Island on the horizon
Welsby is located in Queensland
Welsby
Welsby
Coordinates26°59′12″S 153°07′25″E / 26.9866°S 153.1236°E / -26.9866; 153.1236 (Welsby (centre of locality))
Population5 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.074/km2 (0.190/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4507
Area68.0 km2 (26.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Welsby:
Beerburrum Bribie Island North Coral Sea
Donnybrook
Meldale
Welsby Coral Sea
Toorbul White Patch
Banksia Beach
Woorim

Welsby is a coastal locality on Bribie Island in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Welsby had a population of 5 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Welsby is the central part of Bribie Island. The Pumicestone Channel (also known as Pumicestone Passage) is its western coastal border and the Coral Sea is its eastern coastal border. Almost all of Welsby is within the Bribie Island National Park or the Bribie Island State Forest. Apart from these protected areas, the remaining land is a very narrow strip along the west coast beside the Pumicestone Channel.[3]

Welsby has the following points:

Welsby has the following passages:

Poverty Creek flows into the Pumicestone Channel (26°59′27″S 153°05′35″E / 26.9908°S 153.0931°E / -26.9908; 153.0931 (Poverty Creek)).[8]

There are two lagoons on the eastern shore of the locality:

History[edit]

Thomas Welsby, sitting by the sea

The locality is named for Thomas Welsby, a Queensland politician who enjoyed yachting and fishing in Moreton Bay.[2]

At the 2011 census Welsby had a population of 4 people.[11]

In the 2016 census Welsby had a population of 5 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Welsby. The nearest government primary school is Banksia Beach State School in neighbouring Banksia Beach to the south. The nearest government secondary school is Bribie Island State High School in Bongaree to the south.[3]

Attractions[edit]

Wild Banks is a 176.213-hectare (435.43-acre) artificial reef in the Moreton Bay Marine Park (26°54′31″S 153°17′34″E / 26.9086°S 153.2927°E / -26.9086; 153.2927 (Wild Banks)) offshore on the western (ocean) side of Welsby.[12] This reef has a number of "fish cages" which are designed to attract pelargic fish species such as mackerel, dolphin fish and wahoo.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Welsby (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Welsby – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45497)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Mountain peaks and capes - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Gallagher Point – point in Moreton Bay Region (entry 13329)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Mission Point – point in Moreton Bay Region (entry 22316)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d "Mountain ranges beaches and sea passages - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Poverty Creek – watercourse in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 27417)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Mermaid Lagoon – lagoon in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 21658)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Welsby Lagoon – lagoon in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 36982)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Welsby (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 May 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  12. ^ "Artificial reef sites - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Moreton Bay artificial reefs, Moreton Bay Marine Park". Parks and forests, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland. Queensland Government. 27 October 2009. Archived from the original on 15 March 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.

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