Newstead Aboriginal Funerary Site

Stage Number: MBNH.09.03.04

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Fortitude Valley-New Farm-Newstead

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Breakfast Creek side of Newstead House, off Breakfast Creek Rd, Newstead

Latitude & Longitude: -27.44213889,153.04625

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Burial site for important elders, probably consisting of specific bones deposited in fig groves here. Rev Lang saw carved trees in the vicinity, indicating the proximity of the funerary site. A 300 year old fig in front of Newstead House may have been part of this grove.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 82-3.

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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