Shorncliffe Bora (ceremonial) Ground

Stage Number: MBNH.12.04.09

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Brighton-Sandgate-Shorncliffe-Deagon

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: East end of Sandgate Golf Course, towards Friday Street, Shorncliffe

Latitude & Longitude: -27.32830556,153.08183333

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1866

Image Time Point: 1866

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Bora ground used by the Aboriginal Camps of Sandgate, but evidently no longer in use by 1880s. By 1890s-1900s, the area was being modified and used for golf practice. By 1921 a golf links was established, completing the destruction of the site.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 40.

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 4 chains to the inch. Plan of the Marine township of Brighton on the shores of Moreton Bay adjoining Sandgate, Parish of Nundah, County of Stanley with local plan at ca mile to one inch. ca 4 chains to the inch. Millington & Co., Licensed Surveyors, Brisbane. 620404