Shaftson (Kangaroo Point) Aboriginal Camp

Stage Number: MBSH.03.02.30

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane

Epoch: Early 19th Century

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

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47808333,153.04277778

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1842

Image Time Point: 1842

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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.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 118.

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Map References

SLQ. First Survey of Crown Lands in the Moreton Bay District, 1842, by Surveyor Henry Wade.Brisbane, 1842. RBM 841.16 1842 00013 E