Dr Mays Island [Bundaberg]
DR MAY'S Island, out from Elliott Heads, is also known as Rock Island, located at the mouth of the Elliott River.
Once part of the mainland, it was the site of the May's house and farm. One part of the property was an old bus which was used for casual accommodation for their visitors.
In the fifties, the land joining the “island” to the mainland started to get washed away. This was accelerated by some fishermen carving a channel for them to get access to some fishing spot or other. Then cyclonic seas and stormy weather eventually saw the island become permanently separated and the bus and other farm infrastructure became victims to the sandy seas.
During feeding, nesting and roosting season, signs are erected and Dr May's Island is closed to the public to protect the rare shorebirds that visit from Siberia and Alaska