Redcliffe and Redcliffe City

Redcliffe, a coastal suburb facing Moreton Bay, is 28 km north of central Brisbane. It is situated on a peninsula which has its access restricted by Hays Inlet and adjoining mangrove areas on the south, and another mangrove area on its north. The name arose from a physical feature recorded by Matthew Flinders in July 1799: he noted rocks at Woody Point, strongly impregnated with iron, which he named Red Cliff Point. (It was not the Redcliffe Point found in modern street directories at the end of Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe.)

Further Reading: 

Michael Jones, Redcliffe: first settlement and seaside city, Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1988

Clontarf, Kippa-ring, Margate, Rothwell, Scarborough and Woody Point entries

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