Unique Cultural Heritage at Yarrabilba

The Yarrabilba area forms part of the broader cultural landscape of the Albert River catchment and Mt Tamborine area, an area which also contains archaeological and cultural sites including Bora Grounds that continue to be of high significance to Aboriginal people living in the region

Ormeau Quarry reveals history from 1670

Ormeau Quarry Expansion, Boral Resources Qld The Ormeau Quarry expansion project required a survey which was in November 2013. Test pits and shovel probes found 115 stone artefacts including a charcoal sample located at the same depth as the stone artefacts.  Radiocarbon dating of the charcoal sample gave a date for site occupation of approximately…

Our heritage on display at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre at Southport has been redeveloped as a world class swimming and diving competition facility for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In May 2013, Jabree conducted a cultural heritage survey of the redevelopment site which involved 13 test pits and the use of a hand auger to drill into the subsurface layer and identify the…

Stone artefacts found, Mount Tamborine

In May 2012 fieldwork was undertaken at the Tamborine Village Roundabout which is approximately 2.5km southwest of the bora ground at Waldron Road, Tamborine. While much of the site had been disturbed by road works, 11 stone artefacts were found including silcrete flakes and cores. In one pit a charcoal sample was found at the…

Rare knapping, camping and ceremonial sites identified, Stockland Coomera

Between 2004 and 2005, Jabree provided a staged cultural heritage assessment of the Stockland project area in Coomera, which identified 20 significant sites that uncovered a total of 503 stone artefacts, 3 species of shell, charcoal, small animal bones and ochre. One site was assessed as a knapping site (stone tools were created at this location), containing some…