John Oxley Camp

John Oxley Camp

Stage Number: MBSH.05.04.04

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Jindalee- Sinnamon Park- Mount Ommaney-Westlake

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Mount Ommaney Bushland Reserve, Mount Ommaney

Latitude & Longitude: -27.54225,152.92658333

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: TBA

Image Time Point: TBA

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The surveyor John Oxley and his party camped overnight near this spot on 3 December 1823, after landing their boat close to the base. He had named the rise here ‘Green Hills’, and it is now called Mt Ommaney. Oxley climbed Mt Ommaney in the morning after the camp, to examine the surrounding countryside and take compass bearings. He later noted in his report, ‘the view from it more extensive than I anticipated’. Note: The marked location is approximate only.


Centenary Suburbs Historical Society, ‘John Oxley: Significance to the Centenary Suburbs’ (, sighted 8 August 2017.

Image Citations

Portrait of surveyor John Oxley. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Record number. 41931.

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