Dinah's Island Burial Ground

Stage Number: MBNH.12.04.02

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Brighton-Sandgate-Shorncliffe-Deagon

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Dinah\'s Island, facing mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek.

Latitude & Longitude: -27.33380556,153.08347222

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1866

Image Time Point: 1866

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Burial site of King Johnny Boat – an Aboriginal elder – in 1892. This was the culmination of a huge inter-tribal funeral held at Alderley and then the Shorncliffe Camp. It seems to have been the last major traditional Aboriginal event in the Sandgate region. Presumably the island was also used for other Aboriginal Burials, as it was common for areas of dense vegetation across the water from Camps to be used for such purposes.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 45.

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 4 chains to the inch. Plan of the Marine township of Brighton on the shores of Moreton Bay adjoining Sandgate, Parish of Nundah, County of Stanley with local plan at ca mile to one inch. ca 4 chains to the inch. Millington & Co., Licensed Surveyors, Brisbane. 620404