Brookfield Aboriginal Camp

Stage Number: MBNH.06.04.01

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Upper Brookfield-Brookfield

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Patrick Pacey\'s Paddock (Upper Brookfield Primary School) near Moggill Creek. Also Wright\'s Paddock (next door). Not known.

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47891667,152.86888889

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Important Aboriginal Camp, base Camp of the Brookfield area. It marked the headwaters of Moggill Creek and may have had spiritual significance for that reason. 100 Aboriginals Camped here in the 1850s-1860s. Dundalli, the Aboriginal resistance leader, is said to have stayed at this Camp during the early 1850s, chasing Mr Pacey one night. Mr Pacey was saved from a confrontation by his bulldog.


Kerkhove, Ray. 2015. Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane. Boolarong Press.

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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