Shaftson (Kangaroo Point) Aboriginal Camp

Stage Number: MBSH.03.02.10

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Mowbray Park and Thorn Street/ Park Avenue area, Kangaroo Point

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47828056,153.04299167

Time Link: 1881

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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Aboriginal camp and some-time women’s fighting area into the 1890s. In the 1880s it was a blanket distribution point for Aboriginals during the Queen’s Birthday celebrations. Conrad Martens painted this camp in the 1850s.


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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