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.
Moreton covers an area of approximately 106 sq km from Fairfield in the north, Graceville, Rocklea and Archerfield in the west, Eight Mile Plains and Kuraby in the east to Drewvale and Berrinba in the South. The main suburbs include Archerfield, Chelmer, Fairfield, Graceville, Karawatha, Kuraby, Macgregor, Moorooka, Nathan, Robertson, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Stretton, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tennyson, Yeronga and Yeerongpilly and parts of Algester, Berrinba, Calamvale, Coopers Plains, Drewvale, Eight Mile Plains, Parkinson, Sherwood and Tarragindi.
The area is mainly residential with some light industrial and commercial activities.
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
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