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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Australia History


Sorry, I have had some trouble uploading pictures.

There are several buskers (those who perform in return for small change from the public) in Queen Street Mall. This Aboriginal plays his didgeridoo (hollowed out tree trunk) to bring old Australia to the tourists.

The Brisbane river runs through Brisbane and female named streets run away from South Bank on the other side of the river. Male named streets run parallel to South Bank. Queen Street mall is just by the river near where the Victoria bridge crosses it.

South Bank used to be where Expo 88 was held.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Under construction


This is the new building for Brisbane City Council. It is currently under construction.

Brisbane City History - 1954, 22 SEPTEMBER -

Population reached 500,000.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Old Building


I don't know how old this building is, but it is the National Australia Bank. Probably their headquarters in Queensland.

Brisbane City History - 1948, 1 MARCH -

23,000 railwaymen, waterside workers, miners and seamen on strike in Queensland.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Twisted


This sculpture represents the knot tying used for securing ships or securing things on ships. There are a few others similar to this nearby. The detail is very good.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Art wall


Peace

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

View across the river


A view of Brisbane City across the Brisbane River from Southbank.

Brisbane City History - 1936, 6 MARCH -

Laying of foundation stone for new buildings for University of Queensland at St Lucia.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Colour and flowers


Brisbane City History - 1930, 8 APRIL -

Completion of City Hall - the 'Million Pound Town Hall'.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Don't jump!!!


I spotted this stone cat (I think it is a cat) up on one of the older buildings in Brisbane.

Brisbane City History - 1928, 10 JUNE -

Brisbane-born Charles Kingsford Smith and crew arrived in Brisbane in Fokker monoplane Southern Cross, after an 11,000 kilometre flight over the Pacific in three stages.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

They look angry


Emma Miller was foundation president of the Woman’s Equal Franchise Association between 1894 and 1905. The vote for women in Queensland State elections was finally won in 1905; women had had the right to vote in Federal elections since Federation, and voted for the first time in the 1903 Federal election. On 2 February 1912, known as Black Friday, at the height of a general strike, Miller led a contingent of women to Parliament House, avoiding police with fixed bayonets.

William Lane, born in Bristol England, had chosen to identify himself with his adopted land and became a radical activist. In 1887, Lane founded his own newspaper, "The Boomerang", a weekly labour paper.

This paper was a milestone in the organisation of labour in Queensland; Lane synthesised together the movement of national independence and identity with the cause of the freedom of labour and social justice for the whole people.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

More city art


Art at the lower end of Queen Street Mall.

Brisbane City History - 1924, 30 OCTOBER -

City of Brisbane Act placed whole of local government under one administration.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Mini series - Churches


The Church of Christ in Ann Street. This building is 123 years old. You can even e-mail for a prayer request at their web site.

Brisbane City History - 1922, 16 OCTOBER -

First Queensland radio broadcast of a concert from Savoy Theatre, Clayfield.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Goodwill Bridge


Brisbane City History - 1912, 18 JANUARY -

General strike after members of Tramways Union ignored directions about wearing union badges.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I never knew that was there.


Sorry, for personal reasons, I couldn't post yesterday.

I was passing this light post and was very surprised to see a flame instead of a light bulb. It might be the only one like it in Brisbane city (that is council owned).

Brisbane City History - 1910, 14 APRIL -

University of Queensland established.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Build it up Build it up Build it higher


There is a childrens song that has the words "build it up build it up build it higher" usually sung when making a tower of blocks. They get knocked down by someone, they pout and then they start singing and building again.

If you click on the picture, you can see the floor numbers. There are 63 floors in this building. I like the sun flare at the top.

Brisbane City History - 1902 - Brisbane proclaimed a city

Sunday, July 09, 2006

'a tree a rock a cloud'


Brisbane City History - 1896, 13 FEBRUARY -

Wooden steamboat, Pearl, capsized in flooded Brisbane River.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Popular street artist


This man has been producing magnificant art for a long time now. He mainly uses spraycans and then with some scrap material and a few flicks of his wrist, magic appears before him.

Click on the picture to see how beautiful his art is.

Brisbane City History - 1893, 4th February - Record-breaking floods of Brisbane River. Victoria Bridge and Indooroopilly Rail Bridge destroyed. Second flood two weeks later.

Friday, July 07, 2006

The Weather Needle


This is a very predominant object on the Brisbane City skyline. Way on top of the Hitachi building is this needle that projects above it.

There are 2 sets of six circles of lights. Each set can be either white, red or flashing those colours. These forcast the temperature and weather as shown here.

Brisbane City History - 1891, 19th August - Opening of new building at the Exhibition Grounds, Bowen Park. Attendance 32,000.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Control Box Art


The Magpie.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Handy sculptures


These giant hand sculptures are outside of a hotel in Brisbane. I had to wait for a while as tourists got their photos taken with them.

They seem to say, meet me here, so we can go up there. wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!!!

Brisbane City History - 1885, 12th August - Horse-drawn trams introduced (Electric service introduced in June 1897).

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Forest Lake - End of a series


One last view over the lake.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Show off


Just had to show you this fellow again as he looks quite funny from the front. Click on the picture to get the full effect.

In answer to a previous question, The dedication on the 11-11-2000 is just when the monument was revealed to the public after it was finished. We remember those who fell in battle on the 11th Hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. I don't think the year 2000 has any relevance to the monument.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Memorial


"In Memory of those who gave their lives in defence of our country"

"At the going down of the sun and is the morning, We will remember them"

"Their Name Liveth For Evermore"

Dedicated 11-11-2000