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For the suburb of the same name, see Deception Bay, Queensland.
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Deception Bay
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Deception Bay
Location South-East Queensland
Type bay
Part of Moreton Bay
River sources Caboolture River, Burpegary Creek
Primary outflows Pumicestone Passage
Ocean/sea sources Pacific Ocdean
Basin countries Australia

Deception Bay is a bay within Moreton Bay in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.


StateLibQld 1 120628 Map of Moreton Bay and surrounding land masses, ca. 1886
Map of Moreton Bay showing Deception Bay in the north-west, 1886

Deception Bay is in the most north-western part of Moreton Bay.


In 1823, John Oxley originally named it Pumice Stone River believing it was a river because it was very shallow. Its present name refers Oxley being deceived by its appearance.

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