Capalaba Camp

Stage Number: MBSH.04.04.03

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Belmont-Mackenzie-Chandler

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: End of Sunnydene Road Capalaba West including John Fredericks Park (old bridge site) - flats north side of creek

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51741667,153.19211111

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1891

Image Time Point: 1891

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Main Aboriginal Camp of Capalaba area. This was a halfway point between the coast and woodlands, thus was an area of fishing and wallaby-hunting. Aborigines traded oysters and fish to settlers for tobacco. They also assisted in tracking criminals and with timberwork. Visitors included King Minnippi Rawlings, Charlie and others. Use of the Camp seems to have continued into the mid-1890s.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 180.

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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