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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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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 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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Tugboat Forceful

It was good to see Forceful, a Brisbane River tugboat on the river today. She was returning to her home at the Maritime Museum after a ‘check-up’, being pulled by one smaller tug and pushed by another. Forceful was launched … Continue reading

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Brisbane History

Last year I spent many happy hours collaborating with historian, Helen Gregory on a new book called Building Brisbane’s History – Structures, sculptures, stories and secrets. The book should be arriving in book shops across the city as I write. … Continue reading

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Bribie Island

Our book – Best Village & Coastal Walks of the Sunshine Coast – has been featured in the 2011 Bribie Magazine. For a tourist freebie, it has lots of great reading, especially if you’re interested in local history or the environment. You can … Continue reading

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Old Government House

Congratulations to Old Government House for receiving a special award for the building’s restoration. You’ll find Old Government House in the grounds of the Queensland University of Technology next to the City Botanic Gardens. It was built in 1862 when … Continue reading

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