Old Government House Corroboree and Camp Site

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.03

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Old Government House, QUT

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47713889,153.02936111

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1854

Image Time Point: 1854

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Former small seasonal Camp just inside today’s Botanic Gardens. In later years (1860s-1890s) Aboriginal people often entertained visiting dignitaries with Corroborees just outside of Old Government House.


Bill Bonner, personal communication, 2017

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QSA. QSA Series ID 4314, Survey Plans, Charts and Maps of Moreton Bay Settlement and Queensland. 4 chains to the inch. Plan shewing the alignment of . streets in North and South Brisbane, ca 1854. 4 chains to an inch. 714424