Stadbroke Island

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    Stradbroke Indiginous

  • Captian Cook

    In 1770 Captian James Cook fist arived in Australia and discovered the indiginous people.
  • Pamphlett, Finnegan, Parsons

    In 1823 Pamphlett, Finnegan, Parsons were shipwreked on Morten Island. They spent more than eight months exploring around Morten Bay. The trio were then welcomed by the Noonucals who feed, housed and shared knowledge with them.
  • Noonucals

    The Noonucals showed the three men how to make a canoe from the local timber and it was in this vessel that they departed six weeks later.
  • John Oxely

    A survory General by the name of John Oxely arrived in Australia at Pullen and named it Cypress Point.
  • Robert Hoddle

    Surveyor General John Oxley arrived at Pulan and named it Cypress Point whilst on an exploratory mission with fellow surveyor Robert Hoddle and botanist Allan Cunningham in search of a suitable site for a penal colony. It is now known as Amity Point named after Oxley’s ship. In 1825 Amity Point was set up as Moreton Bay’s first Pilot Station.
  • J.H.Rous

    Minjerribah was renamed Stradbroke because of the Honourable Captain J.H. Rous, son of the Earl of Stradbroke
  • Ngugi

    Considerable recognition was granted to the Minjerribah people and the Ngugi people of Moreton Island for their valiant efforts to rescue the stricken crew. They were rewarded with a boat and breastplates in gratitude for their assistance.
  • Marie Christensen

    Matron Marie Christensen at the Myora Mission. She was charged with murder, later reduced to manslaughter for killing five year old Cassy whom she beat to death for swimming with the boys.
  • Bert Clayton

    Bert Clayton bought land above the South Gorge to build a guesthouse. His first guests were accommodated in tents which he gradually replaced with one room cabins, the next owners of the property renamed it Samarinda.
  • Quandamooka

    In the early 1700 to 1800’s, the area of Moreton Bay encompassed many islands. These islands were known collectively as Quandamooka – or Islands in the Bay. There is abundant archaeological evidence to support that the area has been populated for more than 21,000 years, and they have dated a Midden at Point Lookout as being 25,000 years old and another at Polka Point at 4,000 years.