History of Moreton Bay Convict Settlement and Penal Colony
Only hardened criminals, and recidivist prisoners were sent to Moreton Bay convict settlement or Brisbane penal colony. It acquired a reputation for violence, and death from disease. Brisbane convict past has left a legacy of place names and some buildings.
Moreton Bay Penal Settlement 1824 to 1842
Guest blogger: Niles Elvery - Queensland State ArchivesThis year marks the 190th anniversary of the settlement of the Moreton Bay Penal Colony. Established in 1824 the penal settlement at Moreton…
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Tom Petrie's Reminiscences of Early Queensland, compiled by his daughter in 1904, provides the most detailed of all surviving accounts of Aboriginal life in the Moreton Bay region. Petrie established his homestead, Murrumba (meaning 'good' in the local dialect), near the North Pine River in territory held by the Aboriginal community which he called the North Pine tribe.