Mount Mee, Queensland

Mount Mee, Queensland
Mount Mee
Mt mee lookout panorama.jpg
Population: 399[1]
Established: 1873
Postcode: 4521
Coordinates: 27°4′27″S 152°46′11″E / 27.07417°S 152.76972°E / -27.07417; 152.76972 (Mount Mee, Queensland)Coordinates: 27°4′27″S 152°46′11″E / 27.07417°S 152.76972°E / -27.07417; 152.76972 (Mount Mee, Queensland)
Elevation: 501 m (1,644 ft)
LGA: Moreton Bay Region
State District: Glasshouse
Federal Division: Fisher
Suburbs around Mount Mee:
Mount Delaney Delaneys Creek Wamuran Basin
Mount Mee Campbells Pocket
Mount Byron Mount Pleasant Ocean View

Mount Mee is a suburb and mountain in Queensland, Australia, located north of the town of Dayboro on the D'Aguilar Range.



The area around Mount Mee was known to the indigenous inhabitants of the area as Dahmongah, a word meaning "flying squirrel" or glider.[2] The European name "Mount Mee" is possibly derived from another local word mia-mia, meaning "lookout", but this name was not formalised until the establishment of the school in 1899.[3]

Settlers began arriving in the area around Mount Mee in 1873, many being timber-getters attracted by the red cedar timber that was readily available in the area.[2] Initially, timber cut down in the area was exported to the nearby towns of Caboolture, D'Aguilar and Woodford, but a sawmill was eventually built in the fledgling town. A number of larger mills were operated on various parts of the mountain until the last closed in 1982.[2] A special tractor called the Linn tractor was used to haul logs instead of bullock teams in the early 1930s.[2] Over time, agriculture became important to the economy of the area, with dairy farms and banana plantations being particularly important.[3][2]

Mount Mee was initially governed as a part of the Caboolture Divisional Board, but was rolled into the new Moreton Bay Region when that entity was amalgamated with Pine Rivers Shire and Redcliffe City in 2008.[4]


At the 2006 census, the locality recorded a population of 399 persons, living in 142 inhabited dwellings, all of which were detached houses. The median age of the population was 40 years, 1% of the population spoke Slovene at home, and the median weekly household income was $793. 80.5% of the population was born in Australia, with the remainder coming from England (6.8%), Germany (1.3%), Venezuela (1.3%), Scotland (1%) and Slovenia (1%). Anglicans (21.6%) make up the largest single religious group in Mount Mee, followed by Catholics (15.8%) and Uniting Church (11.8%). 19.8% of people stated that they had no religion, according to the census.[1].

State Forest and Forest Reserve

Mount Mee State Forest and Forest Reserve is a nature preserve located in Mount Mee. It features eucalyptus forests, small sections of rainforest, and plantations of Hoop Pine.[5] They adjoin the Brisbane Forest Park. The park features six different walking tracks, two picnic grounds, a camping ground, and numerous tracks for offroad driving[6].


Mount Mee State School, a government primary school that was founded in 1899, is located within the suburb.[3][7]


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