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Amity Point
Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population: 348
Density: 256.5/km² (664.3/sq mi)
Established: 1824
Postcode: 4183
Area: 1.7 km² (0.7 sq mi)
LGA: Redland City

Amity Point once referred to as Pulan Pulan by the traditional owners; the Quandamooka people, is a small township located on the north western point of North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia in Redland City. In the 2011 census, Amity Point had a population of 348. In the 2011 census, the population declined to 348 people.

Directly north is the South Passage and the southern tip of Moreton Island. To the east lies the small town of Point Lookout and to the south lies the main town of North Stradbroke Island, Dunwich. Wallum Creek snakes along the southern border of the town. Rainbow Channel lies directly adjacent to Amity Point in Moreton Bay.

History

Stradbroke Island
The South Passage, with Amity Point located on the lower, right side of North Stradbroke Island, the island at the top of image

John Oxley named the point Amity after the ship he sailed in when establishing the Moreton Bay penal colony. It had been given the name Cypress Point for which it was only known as for a brief period. The site was chosen as a pilot station by John Gray because of its location close to the South Passage into Moreton Bay. It was the first European settlement on Stradbroke Island.

A supply boat called The Otter, which also carried tourists, ran between Brisbane's central business district and Amity Point from 1885 to 1946. Amity Point Post Office opened around 1942.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Amity recorded a population of 348 people, 50.3% female and 49.7% male. The median age of the Amity population was 53 years, compared to the national median age of 37. 86% of people living in Amity were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.4%, New Zealand 1.7%, Solomon Islands 1.2%, Papua New Guinea 1.2%, Latvia 1.2%. 98% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common language was 0.9% Yumplatok (Torres Strait Creole).

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