The Coral Dredgers
Queensland Cement and Lime Company and the Mining of Moreton Bay, 1931–1997 – John G. Butcher
In the early 1900s the Queensland Cement and Lime Company pioneered the production of Portland cement in Queensland. Initially, it obtained the calcium carbonate it needed to make the cement from a limestone quarry in southern Queensland, but in the 1930s it turned instead to Moreton Bay’s coral reefs. For more than six decades, right up to 1997, QCL dredged coral from various reefs and carried the coral up the Brisbane River to a wharf near the company’s factory at Darra. By the 1990s it had removed nearly all the reefs around Mud Island and along the eastern side of St Helena Island and had consumed much of the reef at Empire Point. What prompted QCL to make the switch from rock limestone to coral? How did the company come to devour so much of the bay’s coral? And what finally brought coral dredging to an end? These are the questions The Coral Dredgers sets out to answer.
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Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment: Past, present, and future
This book was generously gifted to The Moreton Bay Foundation by the independent group of scientists, consultants and industry experts who organised and presented the Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment Forum. It is an expansion of the research presented at the Forum and includes the latest updates available at the time of publication.
This book is dedicated to the future stewards of Moreton Bay Quandamooka and the lands and waterways of its catchment.
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Table of Contents
- Quandamooka Country: The role of science and knowledge in Traditional Owner-led land and sea management Mibu Fischer1,2, Darren Burns1, Joel Bolzenius1,3Cameron Costello1,Darryl Low Choy1,4
- A custodial ethic: Indigenous values towards water in Moreton Bay and Catchments Breanna Pinner1, Helen Ross2, Natalie Jones2, Sally Babidge3, Sylvie Shaw1,Katherine Witt 2,and David Rissik 4, 5,
- Values towards Moreton Bay and catchments Helen Ross1, Natalie Jones1, Katherine Witt2, Breanna Pinner3, Sylvie Shaw3, David Rissik4, 5, James Udy6
- Community knowledge about water and engagement in waterway protection in south east Queensland Angela J Dean1,2, Kelly S Fielding1,2, Fiona Newton3 and Helen Ross4
- Stewardship as a driver for environmental improvement in Moreton Bay Rachael Nasplezes1, Joel Bolzenius1, Apanie Wood1, Ryan Davis1, Paul Maxwell1, David Rissik2,3and Helen Ross4
- Managing the public health paradox: Benefits and risks associated with waterway use Anne Roiko1,2, Sonya Kozak1, Anne Cleary1 and Zoe Murray1
- Education in Quandamooka – A long and evolving tradition Emily Casey1, Timothy Roe1, Ian R. Tibbetts2 and Dianne Aylward1
- An environmental history of Moreton Bay hinterlands Justine Kemp, Jon Olley, Samantha Capon
- Historical changes of the lower Brisbane River Jonathan Richards
- Holocene history of Moreton Bay reef habitats Matthew J. Lybolt1, John M Pandolfi2
- Trace metal contamination and distribution in sediments of Moreton Bay: An historical review Guia Morelli1,2, Massimo Gasparon1,3
- Moreton Bay and catchment urban expansion and vegetation change Mitch Lyons, Stuart Phinn, Chris Roelfsema
- Water quality in Moreton Bay and its major estuaries: Change over two decades (2000-2018) Emily Saeck1,2, James Udy3,4, Paul Maxwell1,5, Alistair Grinham5, David Moffatt6, Sivakumar Senthikumar1, Danielle Udy7, Tony Weber7
- Wetland and benthic cover changes in Moreton Bay Eva M. Kovacs1 Hannah L. Tibbetts2, Simon Baltais3, Mitch Lyons1, Jennifer Loder4, 5 and Chris Roelfsema1.
- The impact of marine pollutants and marine debris in Moreton Bay Kathy A. Townsend1,2, Christine Baduel3, Vicki Hall4, Jennifer Loder5, Veronica Matthews6, Jochen Mueller3, Rachael Nasplezes7, Qamar Schuyler8, Heidi Taylor9, Jason van de Merwe10, C. Aleander Villa3 and Liesbeth Weijs3, 10
- Projected changes to population, climate, sea-level and ecosystems Megan I. Saunders1,2, Rebecca Runting3, Elin Charles-Edwards2, Jozef Syktus4 and Javier Leon5
- Primary producers in Moreton Bay: Phytoplankton, benthic microalgae and filamentous cyanobacteria Saeck, Emily1,2, Grinham, Alistair3, Coates Marnane, Jack1, McAlister, Tony4, Burford, Michele*1
- Seagrasses of Moreton Bay Quandamooka: Diversity, ecology and resilience Paul Maxwell1,7, Rod Connolly2, Chris Roelfsema3 Dana Burfeind4,5James Udy6 Kate O’Brien7 Megan Saunders7 Richard Barnes8, Andrew Olds9, Chris Hendersen9, Ben Gilby9
- Mangroves and saltmarshes of Moreton Bay Catherine E. Lovelock1, Arnon Accad2, Ralph M. Dowling2, Norm Duke3, Shing Yip Lee4,5, Mike Ronan6
- Freshwater wetlands of Moreton Bay Quandamooka and catchments: Biodiversity, ecology, threats and management Angela H. Arthington1, Steve J. Mackay1, Mike Ronan2, Cassandra S. James3, Mark J. Kennard1
- Zooplankton of Moreton Bay Sarah Pausina1,2 Jack Greenwood3, Kylie Pitt4, David Rissik5,6, Wayne Rochester2, Jennifer Skerratt7, Julian Uribe-Palomino2 and Anthony J. Richardson2,8
- Coral and micro-benthic assemblages from reef habitats in Moreton Bay John M. Pandolfi1, Matt Lybolt2, Brigitte Sommer3, Roshni Narayan4, Paola Rachello-Dolmen5
- Fishes of Moreton Bay: Ecology, human impacts, and conservation Andrew D. Olds1, Ben L. Gilby1, Rod M. Connolly2, Ian R. Tibbetts3, Christopher J. Henderson1, Tim Stevens2, Sarah K. Thackwray1, and Thomas A. Schlacher1
- Marine turtles in Moreton Bay Colin J. Limpus1, Owen I. Coffee2
- Ecology of the marine mammals of Moreton Bay Janet M Lanyon1, Michael J Noad2, Justin Meager3
- Migratory shorebirds of Moreton Bay Richard Fuller1, David A. Milton2,3†, Peter Rothlisberg2,3, Robert S. Clemens1, Jon Coleman2, Kristy Murray4, Kiran L. Dhanjal-Adams5, David Edwards2, Paul G. Finn2, Greg Skilleter1, Madeleine Stigner1 and Bradley K. Woodworth1
- How does citizen science contribute to sustaining Moreton Bay? A discussion of approaches and applications. Jennifer Loder1,2, Chris Roelfsema1,3, Carley Kilpatrick4, Victoria Martin2,5
- Building an understanding of Moreton Bay Marine Park reefs through citizen science Chris Roelfsema1, Jennifer Loder2, 3, Kyra Hay4, Diana Kleine5, Monique Grol5, Eva Kovacs1
- Citizen science photographic identification of marine megafauna populations in the Moreton Bay Marine Park Christine L. Dudgeon1, Carley Kilpatrick1, Asia Armstrong1, Amelia Armstrong1, Mike B. Bennett1, Deborah Bowden1, Anthony J. Richardson2, Kathy A. Townsend3, Elizabeth Hawkins4
- Tourism in the Moreton Bay Region Lisa Ruhanen1, Mark Orams2, Michelle Whitford3
- Aquaculture in Moreton Bay Elizabeth West1, Carol Conacher2, John Dexter3, Peter Lee3, Michael Heidenreich3 and Brian Paterson3
- Fishers and fisheries of Moreton Bay Ruth Thurstan1, Kerrie Fraser2, David Brewer3, Sarah Buckley2, Zena Dinesen2, Tim Skewes4, Tony Courtney5, Barry Pollock6
- Marine transport infrastructure development in Moreton Bay: Dredging, monitoring and future directions Adam Cohen, *1, Daniel Spooner1, Sam Williams2
- Charting a course by the stars: A review of progress towards a comprehensive management plan for Moreton Bay 20 years on Andrew Davidson1, Darryl Low Choy2,3
- Managing for the multiple uses and values of Moreton Bay and its catchments Helen Ross1, David Rissik 2,3, Natalie Jones1, Katherine Witt4, Breanna Pinner5, Sylvie Shaw5
- Performance of marine reserves for fish and associated ecological functions in the Moreton Bay Marine Park Ben L. Gilby1, Andrew D. Olds1, David Rissik2,3, Christopher J. Henderson1,4, Rod M. Connolly4, Tim Stevens4 and Thomas A. Schlacher1
- Changes in fish and crab abundance in response to the Moreton Bay Marine Park rezoning Michael Haywood1, Richard Pillans1, Russ Babcock1, Emma Lawrence2, Ross Darnell2, Charis Burridge2, Darren Dennis1, Anthea Donovan1, Sue Cheers1, Robert Pendrey1, and Quinton Dell1
- Non-extractive human use and vessel characteristics on Moreton Bay following marine park zoning Rob Kenyon1, Russ Babcock1, Quinton Dell1, Emma Lawrence2, Christian Moeseneder1 and Mark Tonks1
A Nature Guide to North Stradbroke Island Minjerribah
This guidebook provides a comprehensive introduction to the island’s unique wildlife and ecology. Beautifully illustrated with over 700 photographs, the nature guide has been compiled as a community project by members of the Friends of Stradbroke Island, a non-profit community group, dedicated to protecting the island’s unique fragile environment. Many people—FOSI members, bushwalkers, bird watchers, photographers, expert ecologists, island lovers and Traditional Owners—have given freely of their time and expertise to the book.
You can purchase the printed book:
- Online for $35 plus $5 postage (to Australia).
- Mainland bookshops including: SLQ Library Shop (South Brisbane), Avid Reader (West End), Mary Ryan (New Farm), Riverbend Books (Bulimba), One Girl Studio (Graceville) and Indigiscapes (Capalaba).
- On the island including: Point Lookout News Agency, Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre and Moreton Bay Research Station, NSI Historical Museum and Straddie News (Dunwich).
- By post by sending a cheque for $35 plus $5 postage (to Australia) made out to “Friends of Stradbroke Island” to PO Box 167, Point Lookout Qld 4183.