Amity Point : Best Destination for Stradbroke Island Holidays by:Amanda Millard
Amity Point is a small close knit township located on the north western point of North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia in Redland Shire. The 2001 census recorded a population of only 436 people, a small number for a non-farming community.
Directly north is the Coral Sea and the southern tip of Moreton Island. To the east lies the small town of Point Lookout and to the south lies the main town of North Stradbroke Island, Dunwich. Wallum Creek snakes along the southern border of the town.
Amity point has little infrastructure built by either the private or public sectors. Due to this the town's populace has to end up driving to Dunwich for health and schooling facilities.
Library: The Amity Point Library is the smallest permanent library in Australia being only 17.3m on the veranda of the local community hall, open only 9.5 hours each week. It holds another record, being the only non-automated library in Australia, having no computers or computing facilities. In a recent upgrade to meet health and safety regulations, the library has acquired a wall heater as well as a ceiling fan in order to deal with the extreme weather, and the non-insulated building. The library has a sharing of capital policy with other public places in Amity, especially with the community hall and the Post Office. Until recently, one-third of the books on the shelves were not purchased by the government but donated by the locals. The library is very popular with the locals, with 327 different people being recorded walking through its doors in one month, a great achievement considering the towns population is only 436.
Environment: Amity Point is surrounded by virgin forests to the south east and pristine beaches elsewhere.
About the author
Amanda Millard is an ardent traveller who has roamed all over the world. She considers herself a global citizen but being an Australian by birth, her heart lies here. Her writings on the various tourist destinations visited by her are both informative and fun to read.http://www.straddie.info