Quaker’s Hat Bay, Beauty Point, Site of a Koori town camp until the 1920's

Koori people were recorded as living at or near to Quaker’s Hat Bay at various times during the nineteenth century. The only twentieth century observation so far discovered was made by a visiting Irish priest, Father Browne, who was also a well-known photographer. Perhaps he was travelling near the Spit on the way to Manly, when he was told of an Aboriginal camp close by. He visited the community of perhaps two families, and photographed them.

The photographs were published in a book ‘Father Browne’s Australia’, but today the identities of these people are lost, and the exact site where they lived, are lost.


Quaker’s Hat Bay, Beauty Point
36° 22' 59.0016" S, 150° 3' 55.0008" E