Moreton District

The Moreton District is the south-east corner of Queensland. Its boundaries were defined in the mid-nineteenth century for the survey and management of land, mainly for pastoral and agricultural uses. It is slightly bigger in area than the Moreton Statistical Division, which has been used for census purposes for much of the twentieth century.

The Moreton district's borders are:

Further Reading: 

D.G. Murphy, The Moreton region of Queensland: resources and industries, University of Queensland, 1971

J.R. Cole, Shaping a city: Greater Brisbane 1925-1985, Eagle Farm, William Brooks, 1984


P. Spearritt, ‘The 200km city: Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast’, Australian Economic History Review, 49, 1, 2009

Ross Johnston and Helen Gregory, ‘Choosing Brisbane’ and ‘Brisbane: making it work’ in Pamela Statham, ed, the Origins of Australia’s capital cities, Oakleigh, Vic, Cambridge University Press, 1989


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