York's Hollow Camp

Stage Number: MBNH.07.03.03

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Bardon-Red Hill-Milton-Kelvin Grove

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: York\'s Hollow, Victoria Park

Latitude & Longitude: -27.45705556,153.02325

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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From pre-Contact till the 1870s, this was one of the most important of the York’s Hollow Camps, featuring a Corroboree Ground. It was probably this Camp that was attacked by soldiers of the 11th Regiment in 1849, resulting in an unknown number of deaths. After 1876, this area formed the Exhibition Grounds. During 1909-1917, it often featured the Aboriginal Court where crafts and displays from Aboriginal Reserves. During the 1950s, the reserves competed for prizes for their crafts here. The area also had Aboriginal boxing matches since 1912. Both of these were very popular with attendess


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 99-104.

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 1 chain to the inch. Plan of subdivision of section 30 City of Brisbane. 1 chain to an inch. Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane.(quarter-size). 634488