Chelmer Waterhole

Stage Number: MBSH.05.01.21

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Chelmer-Graceville-Sherwood

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Chelmer Park (Western Magpies) and Milpera State School, Oxley Road Chelmer

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51355556,152.97622222

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Former lagoon with a purported “floating Bora Ground” probably associated with Bennara, the rainforest pocket that ran from this area east to Oxley Creek.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 130f.

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Map References

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