Deception Bay

Great post looks a great place to live … Ian 😊

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Deception Bay in the Caboolture Shire, Queensland, Australia, lies approximately 30 kilometres north of Brisbane  It is called Deception Bay because when discovered by Lieutenant John Oxley in 1823, he thought the bay was a river because of its unusual shallowness.

At low tide, you can find the two unusual baths that have been excavated out of bed rock. Named Bancroft Bath No1 and No2, created in the late 1800s by a local resident Joseph Bancroft as a type of hydrotherapy unit, for his sick wife to bathe in the salt water. (ref)

Deception Bay

Dr Joseph Bancroft was a pioneer in experimenting in native plants for their health properties and through his meatworks, the preservation of meat, fish and vegetables.

The area was once large parcels of land supporting dairying and farming and while some large blocks remain today, most have been subdivided providing housing for a growing community. (ref)

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