Biambi Yamba Healing Lagoon

Stage Number: MBNH.06.05.01

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Kenmore Hills-Kenmore-Fig Tree Pocket

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Biambi Yumba Park, Fig Tree Pocket

Latitude & Longitude: -27.53919444,152.9685

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Lagoon traditionally used for healing by Aboriginal people, in the middle of what was originally a pocket of rainforest. Presumably the waters and clays were used. Senator Neville Bonner gave the lagoon its current name, meaning ‘abode of good spirits.’


Gerard Benjamin & Gloria Grant, 2008, Reflections on New Farm, New Farm: New Farm & Districts Historical Society

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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