Keperra Bora Ground

Stage Number: MBNH.08.03.01

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Grovely-Mitchelton-Keperra-Enoggera

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: 1. Large ring: 19th hole by Club House, Keperra Country Golf Club, off Doorey Street Keperra. 2. Small (sacred) ring: Satinay & Keperra Street Junction, Keppera

Latitude & Longitude: -27.41005556,152.9525

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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A former Aboriginal Bora ( Ceremonial Ground of earth circles), probably important for what is now the north-west suburbs of Brisbane. Keperra Bora was considered one of the best and most scenic examples in the Brisbane region. It was slated for permanent preservation but was destroyed following the 1931 development of a housing estate and golf course in this area. It seems to have been associated with initiations pertaining to the surrounding area, Mt Keperra and tomahawks (stone axes). It probably ceased being used in the 1870s or 1880s but remained popular with white tourists.


John Steele, 1983, Aboriginal Pathways St Lucia: University of Queensland

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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