Aboriginal Camp Sites Of Greater Brisbane: A Historical Guide

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Boolarong Press, May 31, 2016 - History - 196 pages
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This is the first book of its kind in Australia: a history of Aboriginalcampsites. This is also the first guidebook to the location and features of the numerous Aboriginal camps that flourished in and around Brisbane from convict times to - in some cases - as late as the 1950s. Many of Brisbane’s suburbs trace their names, parks and key events to these former campsites. This book focuses on 15 key areas, and includes a full suburban listing at the back.
 

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Ray Kerkhove (PhD, University of Qld) is a professional historianwhose main area of interest is the history and culture of Indigenous southern Queensland. For over 30 years he has worked with Aboriginal families, individuals and organisations, supporting their historical and cultural projects. In that capacity, he co-founded ICP Aust Inc, which in 2011 won the National Trust’s Governor’s Gold Award for promoting Indigenous heritage. Ray’s interest in Brisbane campsites began in 1985, assisting Uncle Bob Weatherall of FAIRA with researching the Aboriginal history of Musgrave Park.
In recent years, he has written and presented over a dozen reports and peer-reviewed papers on aspects of Indigenous history and culture. His current book is based on over 4 years’ research into local archives and libraries, and extensive visits to most sites.

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