Cumboomeqa Waterhole and Camp

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.29

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Wolloongabba

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Area of St Laurence and Somerville sports ovals, behind Somerville House, end of Graham Street, Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48408056,153.02429167

Time Link: 1871

Map Link: 1879

Image Time Point: 1879

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Aboriginal crayfishing/yabbying site, waterhole and camp – one of the sub-camps of Woolloongabba. A post on Vulture Street close to Somerville House above here once marked the policing boundary across which Aboriginals were expected to exit after dusk during the 1860s-1910s.


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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 4 chains to the inch. Section 1, 3, 8, 15-18, 20-3, 29-31, 35-40, 42, 44-8, 52, being the Victoria Bridge Lands, South Brisbane, County of Stanley. 4 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane.. 620301