Aboriginal Camp (later Dry Docks Area)

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.82

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Queensland Maritime Museum site Little Dock Street South Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48183333,153.02661111

Time Link: 1850

Map Link: 1854

Image Time Point: 1854

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Aboriginal winter-time camp, sheltered from the westerlie winds. This camp was associated with the nearby vine scrub and burial area along River Terrace Kangaroo Point. It was observed in use during the 1850s-1860s.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 117.

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Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 4314, Survey Plans, Charts and Maps of Moreton Bay Settlement and Queensland. 4 chains to the inch. Plan shewing the alignment of . streets in North and South Brisbane, ca 1854. 4 chains to an inch. 714424