Boundary walkers to remember race law

BRISBANE’S colonial history will be remembered on June 16 when Aboriginal Elders and reconciliation supporters come together for the Boundary to Boundary Street Walk.

The walk recognises the boundaries of exclusion from Brisbane, stretching from Boundary St, Spring Hill to Boundary St, West End, gazetted in 1846.

Walkers will assemble at St James College, Spring Hill at 1pm for a 2pm start.

The police-escorted walk will proceed through the city centre, cross Victoria Bridge and proceed to Boundary St, South Brisbane. There will be a sausage sizzle on arrival at Bunyapa Park, West End.

The two streets defined the outer city limits and, although Aborigines could enter during the day, they had to leave by 4pm Monday to Saturday and were barred entirely on Sundays.

Horsemen used whips to drive out “offenders’’.

“We encourage Brisbane residents to discover more about their city’s past,’’ Reconcilitation Queensland member Aunty Heather Castledine said.