Nineteenth century aboriginal elder Dalaipi lived in what is now Petrie, north of Brisbane.
He was the custodian of several sacred sites in the district including a bora-ring called “Nindur-Ngineddo” (meaning “leech sitting down”).
Sadly, the bora ring today is under the round-about at Petrie, and no trace of it remains.
It does seem ironic that a modern circular traffic construction should be sitting on top of an ancient circular spiritual construction.
Perhaps the spirit of Dalaipi had something to do with that.
You’re supposed to treat a bora ring with respect and not just go blundering through it. The busy traffic makes it virtually impossible for anyone to casually blunder through the site at all. In fact I risked life and limb to just cross the road to get to it.
Although thousands of cars per day drive around it, I think it would be rare for someone to actually walk through it.