Bayuba Crossing and Fishing Site

Stage Number: MBNH.07.04.02

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Ashgrove

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Bancroft Park and bridge (Kelvin Grove Road), Ashgrove

Latitude & Longitude: -27.44311111,153.00683333

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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An important Aboriginal crossing point for the major Aboriginal pathway north to the Sunshine Coast. It traversed the Three Mile Scrub – a tall rainforest that extended to Lutwyche. The area was favoured for fishing and plant foods, and was shown to Governor Bowen on his tour of the new colony (1859). By the 1850s, Bayuba was used as a boundary for policing purposes – i.e. Aborigines were expected to not be south of here after sunset.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 70-72.

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 1 chain to the inch. Plan of subdivision of section 30 City of Brisbane. 1 chain to an inch. Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane.(quarter-size). 634488