Burnett's Swamp

Stage Number: MBSH.03.06.16

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Greenslopes-Coorparoo

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Hanlons Park, Greenslopes

Latitude & Longitude: -27.50055556,153.04252778

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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An extensive area of open wetlands and reeds surrounding the Greenslopes area of Norman Creek. This was important resource area for Aboriginal people, providing large quantities of flock birds (e.g. pigeons), useful fibres for basketry, wildfowl and many other foods.


Ray Kerkhove, ‘Enduring Prescence,’ in Stephen Sheaffe, Stories of Stephens: A History of Annerley and the Surrounding Suburbs Annerley: Annerley-Stephens Historical Society, 2017, pp.14-15.

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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