Wickham Park Aboriginal Camp

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.06

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Wickham Park, between Wickham Terrace and Albert Street, City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46572222,153.02208333

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1854

Image Time Point: 1854

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The ridge and park here was a large Aboriginal Camp that played a major role in early Brisbane history (1830s-1850s). Yilbung, a resistance warrior, stayed here often, and it was here and up to the Windmill that many groups gathered to protest Dundalli’s hanging in 1855. The area was subdivided in 1856 and Camping probably ceased in the next few years.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 99-108.

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QSA. QSA Series ID 4314, Survey Plans, Charts and Maps of Moreton Bay Settlement and Queensland. 4 chains to the inch. Plan shewing the alignment of . streets in North and South Brisbane, ca 1854. 4 chains to an inch. 714424