Norman Creek (Barker's Pocket) Camp

Stage Number: MBSH.03.02.11

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Hilton Street side of Heath Park, East Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47915,153.05166944

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1842

Image Time Point: 1842

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Main East Brisbane Aboriginal camp, utilizing the rainforests of Barker’s Pocket (now Heath Park) and working the fishing weirs on Norman Creek. The camp was said to be an extremely productive fishing grounds, some of the fish being sold or traded to Brisbane residents.


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SLQ. First Survey of Crown Lands in the Moreton Bay District, 1842, by Surveyor Henry Wade.Brisbane, 1842. RBM 841.16 1842 00013 E