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Day 37: Standing room only

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HEADING towards the CBD from the Valley, I ventured into the start (or end, depending which way you’re going) of  Queen Street which ultimately...

Day 137: Medicos, murder and misdeeds

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At the lower end of Wickham Terrace, Ballow Chambers is a relatively unassuming, though elegant, three-storey brick building. Its story is anything but ordinary,...
Port of Brisbane

Day 146: Dock of the Bay

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Looking across thousands of cargo containers, ships and giant cranes to the islands of Moreton Bay, it is hard to imagine that this spot...
xxxx brewery

Day 141: Local brew

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The old joke goes that Queenslanders call their beer XXXX because they don’t know how to spell, but a tour of the brewery in...
Queensport Rocks Park jetty

Day 140: On the rocks

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DIRECTLY under the Gateway Motorway bridges, Queensport Rocks Park is a pretty little spot beside the river with walks leading up to bridge views,...
Lucas Papaw Ointment factory

 Day 138: Home-grown remedy

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Good for boils, carbuncles, wounds, burns, sores and even piles, Dr Lucas’ Papaw Ointment has been a staple on Australian shelves for more than...
Miller Park

Day 135: Walk of Shame

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It started as a visit to Miller Park beside the old Commissariat Store in William St but ended in disillusion at the disrespect shown...
St Stephen's Cathedral bell

Day 124: For Whom the Bell Tolls

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The Catholic Church can usually lay claim to the finest cathedral in any city, but in Brisbane a big old bell is part of...
Atkin memorial Sandgate

Day 121: Hidden history

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Go looking and you never know what you might find - perhaps a 140-year-old monument in a small Sandgate churchyard. The monument is to Irishman...
Telecommunications museum

Day 113: Rings a bell

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A RATHER austere brick building facing hectic Sandgate Road at Clayfield is actually full of surprises. Hiding behind three old weeping figs (I think that’s what...

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