The One & Only Boggo Road: The History of a Unique Suburban Street

(Inside History edition)

Annerley Road grew from an 1850s bullock track to become a unique road with a unique name. Learn about when Indigenous people camped in a rich environment; the development of the 'One-Mile Swamp' and 'Boggo'; and the near-disappearance of the name 'Boggo'. By that time the road was home to a cemetery, a prison, and a 19th century legacy that survives to this day.

Christopher Dawson (2008)
76 pages, with illustrations and endnotes
RRP $8.50


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Aerial view of Boggo Road Gaol and Annerley Rd, 1929 (John Oxley Library)