New Farm Midden and Oystering Area

Stage Number: MBNH.09.03.01

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Fortitude Valley-New Farm-Newstead

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Moray Street New Farm towards Wilson Outlook Reserve, but close to Brisbane River

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46441667,153.03902778

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Once the site of an Aboriginal midden and oyster-processing, oyster-feasting area, involving Aboriginals working with European ‘lime-burners’ (who harvested and burnt oyster to create mortar).


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

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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