Boundary to Boundary Street Walk
We regret to advise that the 2021 RQI Boundary Street Walk event has been CANCELLED.
Unfortunately, Reconciliation Queensland’s rescheduled Boundary to Boundary Street Walk on Sunday, 17 October 2021 has been cancelled.
More than a word. Walking together. Reconciliation takes action.
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.
This event will be a COVID-safe *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 Boundary Street Walk concludes at at Bunyapa Park, West End where there will be artwork stalls, live entertainment, coffee, soft drinks and a sausage sizzle .
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, catch public transport if necessary and carry an umbrella if the weather forecast is for either rain or showers.
A gold coin donation would be appreciated.
This is a COVID-safe event
Please bring a face mask and personal hand gel. We will be using the Check in Qld app.
RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/RSVPb2b21-2
WHEN: Sunday, 17 October 2021. 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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Reconciliation Queensland gratefully acknowledges the support of:
– Brisbane City Council
– The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
History of Brisbane’s Boundary Streets
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’.
This event supports this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme: More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.