A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nguderoo.

Before what is euphemistically termed ‘white settlement’, Lamb Island was known by the local aboriginal people as ‘Nguderoo’, which was also their word for the paperbark tree. And indeed, we still have naturally-occurring stands of paperbarks in low-lying parts of the island where they enjoy the wet conditions that their roots prefer. The example above, however, is an ornamental planting beside the bay (that's Karragarra Island at left, and what we call ‘Australia’ at right). 

Below, this pond on Lamb Island more accurately reflects the paperbark‘s preferred habitat: