Category Archives: History

Brisbane’s history

Brisbane River Walk

I love Brisbane’s riverside pathways. They’re especially pleasant for a stroll during Brisbane’s balmy summer evenings. If you’re new to Brisbane, try the riverside path between South Bank and Kangaroo Point. The track is flat and lit at night and there’s … Continue reading

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Brisbane Walks in the Courier Mail

A journalist from the Courier Mail, Michael Lund, contacted me to talk about the best places to walk in Brisbane. Michael was particularly interested in the many interesting things we often walk past without really seeing (because we’re too busy or too familiar with … Continue reading

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Queen’s Visit to Brisbane

The banks of the Brisbane River were lined with people hoping to catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II as she cruised down the river on a luxury yacht on Monday 24 October 2011. We watched from the banks of … Continue reading

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Brisbane Open House 2011

If you’re interested in architecture, you won’t want to miss Brisbane Open House Day on Saturday 1 October 2011. This special event, which coincides with World Architecture Day, is when the doors of many Brisbane buildings, usually closed to the … Continue reading

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Brisbane History and Hollywood Film Star Jimmy Stewart

Building Brisbane’s History Historian, Helen Gregory and I had a great time at Riverbend Books a while back, talking about our book, Building Brisbane’s History.  The crowd who filled up Riverbend’s wonderful deck enjoyed wine and sushi – no wonder … Continue reading

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Brisbane History Walk

The Mansions in Brisbane I love that you can walk through the streets of Brisbane’s CBD and see lots of historic buildings, often built from sandstone with intricate carvings and decorations.  Have you seen the cats sitting atop The Mansions in … Continue reading

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Sunshine Coast Video

Tourism Queensland has added a new video to their YouTube channel showing some of the beautiful outdoor areas of the Sunshine Coast.  The video covers places where you can go walking and paddling. It features one of my favourite, still undiscovered … Continue reading

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