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Day 37: Standing room only

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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