I have uncovered some information in relation to the boundaries of the
Moreton Bay district (as opposed to the geographical area of Moreton Bay):
The source is: "Redefining the Queensland–New South Wales Border:
Guidelines for Surveyors", on the Web as
"The Moreton Bay District was established under the 1839 Squatting Act.
The definition of the district, reported in the New South Wales
Government Gazette of 10 May 1842 was as follows, and determined, for
the first time, the bounds of the district in terms of natural features:
Bounded on the south by the ranges which separate the sources of the
rivers Brisbane and Logan from those of the Richmond and Clarence; on
This eventually became the southern boundary of the new colony of
It is an interesting question as to why Mr Lynchey went there. I guess
you have followed up on his assignment before his ToL. Perhaps his move
had something to do with his master's business, but the real reason is
probably lost in the mists of time. On what you have written, all we
really know is that he had a good-enough story to convince a magistrate
that he should be permitted/required to go to Moreton Bay.
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