The many lives of Moreton Bay
Once a haven for its traditional owners, the area became a microcosm of colonialism within just a few years of European settlement in 1824. In the decades that followed, the region housed a prison, a whaling station and an asylum for the elderly and infirmed. However, today the Bay is a hub of tourism and recreation as well as an important centre of industry and a place of conservation and environmental research.
Visitors to The many lives of Moreton Bay will discover an intriguing story of endless transformations – from leper colony to wilderness retreat, from whaling station to marine sanctuary. Tales of shipwrecks sit alongside stories of lazy days spent fishing and the memories of those who have lived their lives amidst the Bay’s wild beauty. The many lives of Moreton Bay brings them together as one powerful and revealing experience.