Boundary to Boundary Street Walk
June 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Don’t keep History a Mystery
The Boundary to Boundary Street Walk is a free event which recognises the boundaries of exclusion from the settlement of Brisbane that were enforced on Indigenous peoples at twilight during the 19th century.
Join us for this easy, police-escorted walk across the city to discover Brisbane’s Indigenous history.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, catch public transport if necessary and carry an umbrella if the weather forecast is for either rain or showers.
WHEN: Saturday, 16 June 2018. Meet at 1pm to register for a 2pm start.
WHERE: St James College on Boundary Street, Spring Hill, walking to Boundary Street, South Brisbane.
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This event will be a footpath walk through the Brisbane CBD, to Reddacliff Place and across Victoria Bridge towards Melbourne Street, then down to Thomas Street, crossing at Boundary Street, South Brisbane.
The walk concludes at at Bunyapa Park, West End where there will be a guest speaker, entertainment and sausage sizzle.
All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the walk.
Reconciliation Queensland gratefully acknowledges support for this event from:
– The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
– Reconciliation Australia
– Brisbane City Council
Did you see our Boundary Street Walk media coverage?
“We encourage Brisbane residents to take the opportunity to discover more about their city’s past,” Aunty Heather said.
“Local Elders will join us on the walk and will recount stories handed down from generation to generation,” she said.
The Boundary Streets used to define the outer city limits and, although Aboriginal people were allowed to enter the city during the day, they had to exit it by 4pm Monday to Saturday, and were barred entry entirely on Sundays.
According to historian Dr Ros Kidd, in her report Aboriginal History at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Site, a traveller of the time recounted how ‘the mounted troopers used to ride about cracking stock whips to notify the Aboriginals to get out’.
The Boundary to Boundary Street Walk supports this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme: Don’t Keep History a Mystery.