Nudgee Bora Ground

Stage Number: MBNH.11.04.03

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Boondall-Nudgee-Banyo-Northgate-Virginia

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Nudgee Waterhole Reserve, Childs Road - towards Nudgee Catholic Cemetery, Nudgee

Latitude & Longitude: -27.37336111,153.09430556

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1891

Image Time Point: 1891

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Important Aboriginal Ceremonial Ground, unusual in being close to a Waterhole. This probably reflects the particular Dreaming lore associated with the site. It was used up until the 1870s or possibly 1880s. Nudgee Bora Ground is one of the very few surviving Bora Grounds in south-east Queensland and has a walkway and signage explaining the resources and archaeological finds in the vicinity.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 190.

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QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 1 mile to the inch. Queensland Census Districts. 1 mile to the inch. Government Engraving Office, Brisbane. 620650