Woolloongabba Bora Grounds (Main Ring)

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.45

Group: Southern

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

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Holy Trinity Church, 68 Hawthorne Street Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48814167,153.03110278

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: TBA

Image Time Point: TBA

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Site of the main, hilltop ring of a bora (ceremonial) ground associated with Woolloongabba Aboriginal camp. This was still being used in the 1850s, and was replaced by an earlier version of the current church in 1870. Unusually, in this case it appears that the higher hilltop ring was for joint (communal, male and female) use, whereas the lower ring (Stanley Street) was for initiations.


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