Russell Island Queensland Australia

Russell Island was named after the British Secretary of State for Colonies, Lord John Russell. In 1871-72 farm lots were sold on the island, the quality of the soil being a strong attraction. Sugar cane and pineapples were grown, and cattle and pigs were raised. A sawmill was kept supplied from natural stands of trees onContinue reading “Russell Island Queensland Australia”

Macleay Island Queen Island Australia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macleay_Island Macleay Island is an island located in Moreton Bay, South East Queensland. It is in the Redland City Council Local Government Area and has the postcode 4184. Perulpa Island is a small attached to Macleay Island by a causeway. For some time the island was called Tim Shea’s Island after a convict who lived on the island for more than a decade. The current nameContinue reading “Macleay Island Queen Island Australia”

Mangrove Flats at Lamb island

http://www.redland.qld.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/_Recreation_%20Facilities/Culture_heritage/SMBIHeritageTrailMap.pdf   When the tide is low, the rocky shore of Lamb Island with ancient mangroves twisted in beautiful shapes, gleam in the sunshine and glow in the evening light. http://www.mangrovewatch.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=81&Itemid=300198 Queensland mangroves have always been affected by adverse natural climatic conditions that are manifest seasonally and annually in the first instance, and episodically withContinue reading “Mangrove Flats at Lamb island”

Lamb Island Queensland Australia

  For one island to be known as ‘the treasure of Moreton Bay’ it is quite a feat – considering the wonderful islands in this region. Yet, Lamb Island legitimately claims the title. A tiny island of only two kilometres long, it is the second smallest of the Southern Bay Islands, and has a beautifulContinue reading “Lamb Island Queensland Australia”

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