Convict Track

Convict Track

Stage Number: MBSH.02.02.49

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Fairfield-Annerley

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Cornwall Street, Fairfield

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49986111,153.02697222

Time Link: 1835

Map Link: TBA

Image Time Point: TBA

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The Fairfield area was largely untouched by Europeans during the convict settlement years, but a path following the riverbank as far as Canoe (Oxley) Creek was used as a route for timber-getters. This survived as a track running off Annerley Road just beyond the cemetery, and became known as the Yeerongpilly Road, and later Cornwall Street.


Keith J Jarrett, Highgate Hill, Sunnybank, JK Jarrett, 1997, p.4

Image Citations

A chain gang, convicts going to work near Sydney, New South Wales, by Edward Backhouse, Edward, 1843. National Library of Australia. nla.obj-138467409.

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