Saturday, August 5, 2017

Kangaroo Point

Fabulous morning with the Brisbane City Sketchers at The Cliffs Cafe.

Before British settlement, Kangaroo Point was occupied by the Turrbal people. It is one of the earliest suburbs settled in Brisbane and subsequently, is one of Brisbane's oldest suburbs, rich in history and character. ...
An explorer in 1823 named John Oxley described the suburb as a “jungle, fringed with mangroves with the higher land open forest, covered with grass.” In the 1825 to 1841, Kangaroo Point was cleared and cultivation of crops became its use. On the later years, it soon opened for free settlement. Surveyor James Warner built the first house at Kangaroo Point in 1844. 

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