Eldernell Hill Aboriginal Camps

Stage Number: MBNH.10.01.06

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Clayfield-Albion-Hamilton

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Eldenell Hill, Prospect Tce Hamilton and (2nd Camp) Eldernell Tce/ Markwell St junction

Latitude & Longitude: -27.43725,153.05825

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Two Aboriginal Camps – one on the northern side and one on the hilltop, flourished here until the 1860s or 1870s. These were repeatedly destroyed in punitive raids by police 1850s-1860s, in retribution for repeated attacks on settlers


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 81.

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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