Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Roma Street Parkland - Brisbane

The Brisbane City Sketchers went to the Parkland today to sketch.  It is the middle of winter here, and it was 26 deg C  a little above average, and it was gorgeous.
Roma Street parkland has quite a History;
The area  has a long and varied history; from a meeting place for local Aboriginal people prior to European settlement, a gazetted park in the 1870s to a railway goods yard. The area that is now called Roma Street Parkland has been a focal point for the people and commerce of Brisbane. 
The Turrbal people used the area around Roma Street Parkland for a variety of purposes prior to the arrival of the first Europeans, uses which included recreation, hunting and camping. On at least occasion in the 1840s it is recorded that the Roma Street area was used for a major gathering of Aboriginal groups from south-east Queensland and was probably the last of such gatherings in the Brisbane area. 

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