Karragarra Island

Karragarra Island

Karragarra Island is a small island in the southern part of Moreton Bay, near Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia.

In the 2011 Census the population of Karragarra Island is 160 and is comprised of 51.2% females and 48.8% males.
The median/average age of the Karragarra Island population is 61 years of age, 24 years above the Australian average.
65.2% of people living in Karragarra Island were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.5%, New Zealand 4.3%, Scotland 3.1%, Zimbabwe 3.1%, Croatia 2.5%.
87.7% of people speak English as their first language 1.8% Croatian, 1.8% Finnish, 1.8% Arabic.

Rowney’s Point – North West Karragarra Island

This was the main oyster camp for the Moreton Bay Oyster Co from about 1860 to 1910. This site was also used as a crossover point between Karragarra and Macleay Islands by the Aboriginal people.

Noyes’ farmhouse The Esplanade

This property has a connection with the Willes family of Russell Island. John and Catherine Willes’ youngest daughter Edith, married Dick (Robert) Scott in 1903; Dick is believed to have built the house on his family land before he married.

About 1908 the Noyes family acquired most of the island’s allotments. Fred Noyes bought Scott’s house and land and farmed there for many years. The house has been known as Noyes’ farmhouse ever since. It is one of few remaining original farmhouses.