Deception Bay is a coastal suburb in the City of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Deception Bay had a population of 19,850 people. == Geography == It is approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi) north of Brisbane CBD in the south-eastern corner of the bay of the same name which separates the Redcliffe Peninsula and Bribie Island.The suburb of Deception Bay takes its name from a small bay in the west of Moreton Bay, south of Pumicestone Passage and north of the Redcliffe Peninsula. In the north of the bay at Beachmere is where the Caboolture River and Burpengary Creek meet the ocean. It was named in 1823 by Lieutenant John Oxley, who thought the bay was a river and because of his mistake and the shallowness, named it Pumice Stone River; he later changed the name to Deception Bay. == History == The area's rich history dates back to the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Gubbi Gubbi people, and later to early penal settlement. Deception Bay was so named by Lieutenant John Oxley in 1823 who thought the bay was a river and because of his mistake and the shallowness, named it Deception Bay.The area was once large parcels of land supporting dairying and farming and, while some large blocks remain today, most have been subdivided to provide housing for a growing community. Deception Bay Provisional School opened on 7 November 1892. It closed circa 1905. It reopened on 14 October 1929 and became Deception Bay State School in 1932.On Saturday 23 October 1948, Deception Bay Methodist Church was officially opened by Reverend Reginald Sholto Cecil Dingle, the President of the Methodist Conference.
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