Milton Aboriginal Cemetery

Stage Number: MBNH.07.03.04

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Bardon-Red Hill-Milton-Kelvin Grove

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Anglican Christ Church corner Hale Street and Chippendall St Milton (Burial ground now under Hale Street)

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46625,153.00991667

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Former (1840s-1850s) Burial site of many Aboriginals including Dundalli, the most famous Aboriginal resistance leader of the peoples north of Brisbane. During the early Colonial period, this area was the designated Cemetery for Aboriginals in Brisbane, as organised by Anglican Christ Church (traditional Aboriginal funerary practices were not permitted near the settlement, so any Aboriginals who died or were killed whilst amongst whites were interred here). The area was south-west of the current church location (now under Hale Street). Dundalli’s head was removed sometime after Burial for sale, and all skeletal remains were removed from this site in the 1990s for the widening of Hale Street and the creation of Suncorp Statium.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 103-108.

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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