I’d like to thank Rosemary Ahearn for giving me permission to publish her book ( thesis ) Moreton Island Community and Culture 1850-1995.

This is not for publishing on any other media whether in part or in full without the authors consent. 

The book has 20000 words and is in my opinion, one of the best I’ve read on Moreton Island history. 

 Click on 1st page from top left to read

Moreton Island is a 37km long sand island located in Moreton Bay, off the coast of south-east Queensland, Australia. Moreton Island is just off the coast of southeastern Queensland, Australia. The protected sand island is known for its beaches and steep dunes, like Mount Tempest. On the west coast, a dive site features coral and tropical fish around a group of sunken boats called the Tangalooma Wrecks. A dolphin feeding spot is nearby. Humpback whales can be viewed from Cape Moreton, the site of a 19th-century lighthouse.

Wondering what there is to do once you arrive on Moreton? Discover the magic of Brisbane’s closest island Moreton Island is a natural wonder, just a 75-minute ferry ride from Brisbane. It is the third-largest sand island in the world, and an easy escape for overnight or a weekend.

From exploring its natural beauty (most of it is National Park), connecting with nature or friends, learning about its interesting history or getting your adrenaline running, there is plenty to do on the island.