A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Lamb Island’s original jetty, abridged.

This is what’s left of Lamb Island’s original jetty, which once extended four of five times further into the bay. The trolley on display originally had four wheels, and ran the length of the jetty on rails for loading farm produce for transport to mainland markets. The shed’s main purpose was for storing bananas awaiting shipment, but it was also used by the then relatively few locals as a meeting hall and for postal deliveries to mailboxes inside. This now-heritage-listed jetty was still in use in the late 1990s, when it was truncated and superseded by the current one (shown below) which, while more practical, could be said to lack a certain jetty sais quoi in comparison.