Museum of Brisbane

One Square Mile:

  • 25 Sep 2003 — 04 Jan 2004
  • Exhibition now closed

One Square Mile concerned a little-known aspect of Brisbane’s 19th century history.  Aboriginal people and other ‘fringe dwellers’, during the latter half of the century, were required to leave the town boundaries at night and on weekends.

One Square Mile: Brisbane Boundaries

.  In 1852, the settlement’s boundaries were marked by iron-bark posts, effectively marking a square mile of exclusion.  These posts marked the town from the suburbs.  Boundary Street, West End became one of the city’s limits, Boundary Street, Spring Hill, the other.

people and migrants, but also those who are different because of religion, class, age or health.