Toohey Mountain Burial and Dreaming site

Stage Number: MBSH.02.05.26

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Moorooka-Tarragindi (formerly pilot)

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Toohey Mtn summit, Toohey Forest

Latitude & Longitude: -27.53983333,153.03641667

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1891

Image Time Point: 1891

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Toohey Mountain was considered the ‘nose’ of Butcha, the Sky Father, and had some association with frogs and possibly the ibis. There were crevices used for Burial at the summit.


Ray Kerkhove, ‘Enduring Prescence,’ in Stephen Sheaffe, Stories of Stephens: A History of Annerley and the Surrounding Suburbs Annerley: Annerley-Stephens Historical Society, 2017, pp.14-15.

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Map References

QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 1 mile to the inch. Queensland Census Districts. 1 mile to the inch. Government Engraving Office, Brisbane. 620650