Mount Mee, Queensland facts for kids
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|Population||909 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||501 m (1,644 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
|State electorate(s)||Pine Rivers|
The area around Mount Mee was known to the indigenous inhabitants of the area as Dahmongah, a word meaning "flying squirrel" or glider. The European name "Mount Mee" is possibly derived from another local word mia-mia, meaning "lookout", but this name was not formalised until the establishment of the school in 1899.
Settlers began arriving in the area around Mount Mee in 1873, many being timber-getters attracted by the red cedar timber that was readily available in the area. Initially, timber cut down in the area was exported to the nearby towns of Caboolture, D'Aguilar and Woodford, but a sawmill was eventually built in the fledgling town. A number of larger mills were operated on various parts of the mountain until the last closed in 1982. A special tractor called the Linn tractor was used to haul logs instead of bullock teams in the early 1930s. Over time, agriculture became important to the economy of the area, with dairy farms and banana plantations being particularly important.
Mount Mee was initially governed as a part of the Caboolture Divisional Board, but was rolled into the new Moreton Bay Region when that entity was amalgamated with Pine Rivers Shire and Redcliffe City in 2008.
In the 2011 census, Mount Mee recorded a population of 909 people, 49.8% female and 50.2% male. The median age of the Mount Mee population was 45 years, 8 years above the national median of 37. 84.4% of people living in Mount Mee were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.5%, New Zealand 1.8%, Scotland 1%, United States of America 0.7%, Germany 0.5%. 94.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% French, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% German, 0.3% Italian, 0% Gaelic (Scotland).
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