Taringa Tournament Grounds

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.09

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Indooroopilly State High School site ovals.

Latitude & Longitude: -27.50172222,152.98361111

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1859

Image Time Point: 1859

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Important regular battleground for Aboriginal groups in disputes over trespass and other matters. Several hundred warriors from diverse tribes would gather at this site for lengthy battles. Old Moppy, the resistance leader of the Lockyer Valley, was severely wounded at Taringa Tournament Grounds c.1837-1839. Dundalli, the northside warrior-leader, was similarly involved in a battle here, in the early 1850s.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 134.

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 10 chains to the inch. Portions LXIV and LXV in the Parish of Indooroopilly, County of Stanley. 10 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 620522