Aboriginal Campsite Discovered at Ormeau

Between May to July 2021, Jabree conducted an archaeological investigation at 248 Eggersdorf Road in Ormeau. This project was completed following engagement by Avid Properties Australia Pty Ltd. After 23 artefacts were collected during the preliminary assessment of the lot, two areas within the lot were identified as having high potential for containing further Aboriginal…

Wongawallan Aboriginal Campsite Over 200 Years Old

During Jabree archaeological excavations prior to the proposed Howard Creek Causeway Upgrade project in Wongawallan, 11,995 Aboriginal artefacts were recovered. The site was subsequently classified as a long-term, multi-activity Aboriginal campsite that has been subject to a high level of use by past Aboriginal groups in the area. This campsite has been assigned high Aboriginal…

Multi-activity, Holocene Period Campsite Identified at Wongawallan

Following a preliminary investigation in October 2020, Jabree conducted subsurface cultural heritage assessments for the Howard Creek Causeway Upgrade project on Tamborine-Oxenford Road in Wongawallan. Jabree was engaged to complete this project by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). The two-stage subsurface assessment was conducted in February and March 2021 and resulted in…

Multi-Use Tools located at Palm Beach site

As part of the cultural heritage assessments conducted for the proposed Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Pacific Motorway Upgrade Varsity Lakes to Tugun (M1 Upgrade VL2T), Jabree conducted archaeological investigations at Site H, located at Palm Beach between February 2019 and December 2020. Site H is located near several other sites within the…

Proposed Coombabah Lake and Creek Conservation Project (DES)

In line with strengthening climate science action under the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (Q-CAS), a wetlands conservation project is being led by the Department of Environment and Science (DES) for the Coombabah Lake and Creek wetland system on the Gold Coast. DES is set to collaborate with the council of the City of the Gold…

Cultural heritage discovered despite absence of conventional landscape predictors

In February 2019, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) engaged Jabree Limited to undertake a Preliminary Cultural Heritage Assessment for the proposed M1 Upgrade between Varsity Lakes and Tugun (M1 Upgrade VL2T project). The purpose of this assessment was to identify any sites that had Aboriginal cultural heritage potential and make the appropriate…

High density artefacts indicative of Aboriginal campsite at Cedar Creek

In May 2019, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) engaged Jabree Limited to conduct cultural heritage investigations of the area proposed for an upgrade at Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road (BBR) near the intersection of Schmidt Road within the Gold Coast suburb of Cedar Creek.  The region where the BBR – Schmidt Road project area is…

Greywacke artefacts generate intrigue at Oyster Creek Site

Between February & April 2019 Jabree conducted a preliminary survey of the proposed Transport & Main Roads Upgrade of the Pacific Motorway between Varsity Lakes & Tugun. One area that was identified as having sub-surface potential was Site D – Oyster Creek .  Site D is a ridge above Oyster Creek in the suburb of…

Significant Cultural Heritage material at Albert River

In 2018 Jabree was engaged by Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance to perform an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment for a pipeline being constructed in Bahrs Scrub. This is the second stage of the subsurface assessment, with the first being focused along Windaroo Creek while this one investigated along Albert River and was undertaken in 2019. Over…