Aboriginal and European Encounter in the Canberra Region:
a question of change and the archaeological record


Appendix 1

Table of Contents -  Introduction 
Chapter 1 -  Chapter 2 -  Chapter 3 -  Chapter 4 -  Chapter 5 
Bibliography -  Appendix 1 -  Appendix 2 -  Appendix 3 
List of Figures -  List of Tables -  Abbreviations -  Acknowledgments 


Table 1. Previously identified contact sites in the Canberra Region.

Site Name

Type

Location

Basis of recognition & description

Hongyong's Grave. Burial/Grave. On a rocky hill, approximately 100m north of the Tharwa bridge, Tharwa (ACT). Recognised on basis of documentary evidence (Wright 1923). Site is recorded as a 'site of significance' by the NCDC 1988). However, there is is disagreement concerning the actual location of the site.
Rendezvous Creek Rockshelter. Rock art. Rendezvous Creek, Gudgenby Valley, Namadji National Park, (ACT). Motif identified as representing a "man on horse-back" (Flood 1980, Winston-Gregson 1979)
King Billy's Grave. Burial/Grave. Section A, Row 1 Grave 1, Anglican portion of Tharwa Road Cemetery, Queanbeyan (NSW). No gravestone, but location recorded in church records (Cross 1988). King Billy died in 1921 and believed to have come from Brungle near Tumut
King Billy's House. Dwelling. Located near Riverside Homestead, Oaks Estate (ACT). Recognised on basis of oral tradition. The site comprises of the foundations of a house, believed to have been inhabited by King Billy in the early 1900s.
King Billy's or Marvellous's Grave. Burial/Grave. Entrance to Church of England portion, Riverside Cemetery, Queanbeyan (NSW). Either King Billy or Marvellous was buried on this location in August 1927. There is no physical evidence of this grave, though is recorded in church records
(Queanbeyan Historical Society et al. 1982),
Jacky's Grave. Burial/Grave. Anglican portion, Riverside Cemetery, Queanbeyan (NSW). Jacky was an Aboriginal groom who died in 1890. There is no physical evidence of this grave, though is recorded in church records
(Queanbeyan Historical Society et al. 1982).
"Last Campsite of the Red Hill Aborigines". Occupation site. Hayes Crescent, Red Hill (ACT). Oral tradition maintains that a traffic island in the suburb Red Hill was the last campsite of the Red Hill Aborigines. At one time there was a plaque placed on a boulder on the site. The area is presently overgrown and the plaque has probably been removed.
Listed by the ACT Heritage Unit.
Site C3/12 Occupation / manufacturing site. Ginninderra Creek, Gungahlin (ACT) Found during an archaeological survey by Kuskie (1992).
See Chapter 4.
Site HP 5. Occupation / manufacturing site. Ginninderra Creek, Gungahlin (ACT) Found during an archaeological survey by site. Huys (1993).
See Chapter 4.
Ginninderra Blacksmiths Shop artefact scatter. Occupation / manufacturing site. Adjacent to Ginninderra Blacksmith's Shop, Barton Highway, Ginninderra (ACT). Found by ACT Heritage Unit.
See Chapter 4.
WB-C-C1/2. Occupation / manufacturing site. Gooromon Pond Creek, West Belconnen, (ACT) Found in an archaeological survey by Boot and Kuskie (1994). See Chapter 4.