Named after the area in which it is located. Captain Cook named Moreton Bay in 1770 after the Earl of Morton, which was misspelt to become Moreton.
Area and Location Description:
Moreton covers an area of approximately 111 sq km from Fairfield in the north, Chelmer, Corinda and Oxley in the west, Eight Mile Plains and Kuraby in the east to Sunnybank Hills in the South. The main suburbs include Acacia Ridge, Archerfield, Chelmer, Coopers Plains, Corinda, Fairfield, Graceville, Kuraby, Macgregor, Moorooka, Nathan, Oxley, Robertson, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Sherwood, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tennyson, Willawong, Yeerongpilly and Yeronga and parts of Algester, Annerley, Eight Mile Plains and Tarragindi.
Products/industries of the area:
The area is mainly residential with some light industrial and commercial activities. A light aircraft airport is in Archerfield.
Perrett, G (ALP) 2007–
Hardgrave, G (LP) 1996–2007
Gibson, G D (ALP) 1990–1996
Cameron, D M (LP) 1983–1990
Killen, D J (LP) 1955–1983
Francis, J (NAT/UAP/LP) 1922–1955
Wienholt, A (NAT/CP) 1919–1922
Sinclair, H (ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT) 1906–1919
Wilkinson, J (IND LAB/ALP) 1901–1906