Polka Point Midden
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The Polka Point midden is one of the largest on the Island. It contains shells of oysters, whelks, cockles and periwinkles, typical of middens found on the bay side of the island. Listed on the Register of the National Trust of Queensland.Polka Point was the site of the Benevolent Asylum’s consumptives (tuberculosis) camp. The consumptives camp inmates lived in tents that were burnt when the occupant died. A draughts board which is still visible was built near the men’s camp for their entertainment.
Image of Polka Point courtesy of Marty Smith. To view this image and others in his collection, please visit martysmithphoto.org
IncludedPolka Point Midden
Dunwich, QLD 4183