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June 2023

Marooned in Moreton Bay

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wynnum Ambulance Museum Auditorium, Cnr Cedar St & Tingal Road,
Wynnum, Queensland Australia
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In 1823 three ticket-of-leave convicts and one full convict set out from Sydney in an open sailboat to buy timber for their employer from the Illawarra. Their boat was swept out to sea in a storm and ended up on Moreton Island, 900 kilometres north of their intended destination. One died but the three survivors travelled the area by foot and canoe as far north as the Sunshine Coast and were the first Europeans to discover the Brisbane River. Chris…

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