Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Boundary Streets


There are a few Boundary Streets and Roads in Brisbane. In darker times, they marked an area of central Brisbane where a curfew was enforced to keep aboriginal people out.

I'm off for a few days. Posting will (hopefully) continue while I'm away.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Ugh - really? I suspect that probably wasn't all that long ago either. Much to our detriment.

What are those blobby light things? Look a bit like a melting marshmallow!

Tanya said...

Very interesting!

geoffmc said...

And here's me thinking the profusion of Boundary Roads and Streets throughout the land had something to do with the Post Master General and boundaries.

cara said...

Julie - the blobby white thing is a sculpture. I don't know much more than that, I'm sorry!

Geoff - I think the Boundary Streets were named before the curfew came into force (I read somewhere it was in the 1840s to keep stray dogs, pigs and goats from destroying and eating gardens and crops). The authorities used the existing boundaries to mark the curfew area.

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