Norman Creek Sub-Camp

Stage Number: MBSH.03.05.05

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Norman Park-Seven-Hills-Camp Hill

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Gillan Street/ Wynnum Road junction between Norman Creek and Brisbane River, Norman Park

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47738889,153.05016667

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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Important Aboriginal canoe and swimming crossing point, and sub-Camp of Norman Creek, marking the creek junction with Brisbane River. Aboriginals frequently crossed here for turtle-hunting and dances at New Farm. The area once had extensive middens. In 1845, a timber-getter who was mining the middens for lime-burning (for mortar) was killed by Aboriginals here.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 150-2.

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 5 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. 5 chains to the inch. Government Engraving, and Lithographic Office, Brisbane. 634496