Zillman Waterholes

Stage Number: MBNH.11.05.03

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Taigum-Zillmere-Aspley-Geebung

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Zillmann Waterholes, near Railway line

Latitude & Longitude: -27.36597222,153.04358333

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1863

Image Time Point: 1863

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Tournament or dispute settlement site and Dreaming site, associated with a Dreaming fight between Kangaroo and Bandicoot, creating the Waterholes. Aboriginal groups Camped near here to resolve disputes, both as individual duels and as staged battles between groups.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 195.

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 10 chains to the inch. Quarter Map – Plan of Portions for sale at the German Station, Parish of Toombul, County of Stanley showing burial ground. 10 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 620226