Keppel Bay () is a broad bay in Central Queensland, Australia at the mouth of the Fitzroy River. Central Queensland is an ambiguous geographical division of Queensland (a state in Australia) that centres on the eastern coast around the Tropic For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Fitzroy River lies in Central Queensland, Australia. Its catchment covers an area of 150000 square kilometres making it the second largest river catchment Cape Keppel is at the Eastern end of the bay.
The bay and the nearby Keppel Islands were named by Captain Cook when he was there on 27 May 1770, after Augustus Keppel. Captain James Cook FRS RN ( – 14 February 1779) was an English Explorer, Navigator and Events 927 - Simeon the Great, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies 1120 - Richard III of Capua is anointed Year 1770 ( MDCCLXX) was a Common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting on Friday Admiral Augustus Keppel 1st Viscount Keppel PC ( 25 April 1725 &ndash 2 October 1786) was an officer of the British Royal Navy