Queens Wharf Camp and Work Site

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.04

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: South end of William Street, City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47461111,153.02511111

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1854

Image Time Point: 1854

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Small seasonal Camp in pre-contact times (stone tool finds). Later, an area of Aboriginal trade and work, especially 1860s-1910s. Aboriginal men from the Bremer and Nerang manned many of the boats rafting timber to Pettigrew’s Mill one end of the Wharf. Others sold fish, clothes props, ferns and oysters in this area.


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