2024 Commemorative Souvenir

The Ningy Ningy people of the Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) and Turrbal nations lived for thousands of years on the peninsula. From 1770 to 1823, British explorers Captain James Cook, Matthew Flinders and John Oxley named geographical features, such as the iconic red cliffs. On 14th September 1824, Lt Henry Miller arrived with soldiers and their families, and 29 convicts. They established a temporary penal colony near Humpybong Creek, as John Oxley intended. In May 1825, the colony moved to the banks of the Brisbane River to establish a permanent settlement.

Redcliffe is part of the City of Moreton Bay which is one of Australia’s fastest growing regional cities and third largest (as at June 2024). The Redcliffe Peninsula juts out into Moreton Bay which is located on the eastern coast of Australia, 15 kms from Brisbane, Queensland. In 200 years, the region has expanded from an indigenous culture to a vibrant multicultural community.


1824Brig (ship) Amity arrived at Redcliffe with Lt Henry Miller, soldiers, their families and 29 convicts.
1862 Redcliffe Agricultural Reserve gazetted (announced officially) allowing farmers to take up land.
1879 First Scarborough Hotel opens. More hotels were built on the peninsula during the following years.
1911 SS Koopa (passenger steamer) commences trips bringing day trippers from Brisbane to Redcliffe.
1926 Anzac Avenue opens (main road between Redcliffe and Brisbane).
1935 Hornibrook Bridge opens linking Brisbane with Redcliffe.
1959 City of Redcliffe proclaimed (as the population reached a certain milestone?)
1965 Redcliffe Hospital opens as the population reached a certain number (We need to say why it was built- population?)
1979 Houghton Highway opens due to increased traffic between Brisbane and Redcliffe.
1993 Moreton Bay Ramsar Site and Marine Park declared (International agreement to conserve wetland flora and fauna)
2008 Moreton Bay Regional Council amalgamation. Redcliffe City joins with Pine Rivers Shire and Caboolture Shire (including Albany Creek, Arana Hills, Bribie Island, Burpengary, Caboolture, Deception Bay, North Lakes, Redcliffe, Strathpine, Woodford)
2016 Redcliffe Railway line opens (from Petrie Station to Kippa-Ring Station)
2023 City of Moreton Bay declared (the region has reached a certain level of population?)
2024 Bicentenary of the first European settlement in what subsequently became the state of Queensland.