Keperra Aboriginal Camp and Ax-Grinding Site

Stage Number: MBNH.08.03.02

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Grovely-Mitchelton-Keperra-Enoggera

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Behind 59 Corrigan Street (medical centre) -between Coorigan and Regan Sts Keperra

Latitude & Longitude: -27.41347222,152.95916667

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Former Camp site for the Keperra region, with significant views, an ax-grinding area and tree scars. The latter are no longer evident. The Camp was probably associated with Keperra Bora Ground, and was still used as a sleep-over spot into the 20th Century by Aboriginal families.


Nurdon Serico (Aboriginal elder), personal communication, 2017

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Map References

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