Resistance Is Futile

Redcliffe, Queensland’s first settlement city.

The Redcliffe Peninsula was occupied by the indigenous Ningy Ningy people. The native name is Kau-in-Kau-in, which means Blood-Blood (red-like blood).

Traditional Owners


The area’s first European visitors arrived on 17 July 1799, aboard the Norfolk, a British colonial sloop commanded by Matthew Flinders.  Flinders explored the Moreton Bay area and landed at 10:30 a.m. at a location he called “Red Cliff Point”, after the red-coloured cliffs visible from the bay, today called Woody Point.

First Landing

The brig Amity set sail for Redcliffe from Sydney on September 1, 1824 carrying settlement commandant Lieutenant Miller, explorer John Oxley, a crew and convicts. The party landed at Redcliffe on September 13, 1824.  (Ref MBRC, Wikipedia)


How did that happen?




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3 Responses to Resistance Is Futile

  1. The indigenous place names always reflect a far deeper connection with nature than the white names for the same place.


    • I absolutely agree Phil. 🙂


      • I have noticed this many times – whenever I hear or read the indigenous place name. Now this is from memory re- years ago but I recall camping in Morton National Park and when we were up high overlooking the distance there was a peak which I was told is called ‘Pigeonhouse’ and that the indigenous name for it is ‘Breast’. A fantastic name, miles ahead of the repressed, out-of-touch Anglo version.


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