Capalaba Burial Tree

Stage Number: MBSH.04.04.02

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Belmont-Mackenzie-Chandler

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Camrose Road bend (Massig\'s Gate), Capalaba - above creek.

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51477778,153.19366667

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1891

Image Time Point: 1891

Suggest An Edit
View Your Faviourties


Site of former Burial tree. Aboriginal people had assigned areas where bodies were placed inside trees or on platforms to allow the flesh to fall off prior to the bones being placed in crevices, trees etc.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 182.

Image Citations

Map References

QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 1 mile to the inch. Queensland Census Districts. 1 mile to the inch. Government Engraving Office, Brisbane. 620650