South Brisbane Waterhole

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.33

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Wolloongabba

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Corner George Croft Lane and Cordelia Street South Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47692222,153.01714722

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1842

Image Time Point: 1842

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The waterhole formerly here, part of a swamp and creek that stretched along Melbourne Street, was the main water supply for the Aboriginal camps in the vicinity and the town of South Brisbane in its infancy. Aboriginal children from the surrounding camps were the main water carriers.


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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