Queen Elizabeth the Second alighting the Royal Barge in Sydney Harbour 1954 [National Library of Australia]

Queen Elizabeth II visiting Australia

Last Monday was Queen's Birthday Holiday in Australia (excluding WA and QLD) so in this post wanted to recall the Queen's visits to the country. Many members of the British Royal family visited Australia, you can read more in my previous post. The early royal tours stretched over months, full of official events such as... Read more »
Royal Visits to Brisbane

Royal visits to Brisbane – Part 1

When I was researching about Annerley for blog posts I came across the history of Princess Alexandra Hospital located in this suburb. The institution was named to honour Princess Alexandra who visited to celebrate Queensland’s centenary year in 1959. 100 years earlier Queen Victoria signed the Letters Patent to create the colony of Queensland on 6... Read more »
  • Cobb and Co. Coach outside Corfield and Fitzmaurice General Store, Winton, ca. 1890 [John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Negative number: 203604]

    Reminiscences of Queensland 1862-1899 by William Henry Corfield

    Recently I was looking for a book about early days of Queensland and found this great work of William Henry Corfield. I got a free ebook from Amazon. The "Reminiscences of Queensland 1862-1899" presents an adventurous life of a future state politician. Originally in 1920 he prepared an essay for the Journal of the Royal Historical Society of... Read more »
  • Ipswich Road Annerley around 1910 looking north from Clive Street.

    History of Annerley – Part 2

    Last week in a post "History of Annerley - Part 1" I wrote about beginnings of the area and the genesis of Annerley's name. This week I will write about development of the suburb. Overlooking Ipswich Road and Juliette Streets, Annerley [John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Negative number: 188320] John Soden's Omnibuses As... Read more »
  • Samford Village Heritage Trail

    Samford Village Heritage Trail

    Last week on Instagram I took you to Samford Village in Moreton Bay region, north-west of Brisbane. Probably the first European settler in the Samford district was Archibald Young whose application to lease land in the area to run cattle was accepted in 1855 and he called it Samford Run. Below are photos from a walk I... Read more »
  • T.B. Stephens' fellmongery at Ekibin, Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1871 [John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Negative number: 20162]

    History of Annerley – Part 1

    Today I want to share with you the history of Annerley - the suburb of south side Brisbane where I moved in some three years ago. Annerley is located about 6 kilometres south of Brisbane CBD. Annerley covers the central part of the former Shire of Stephens I wrote about here and here. In this post, I'm... Read more »
  • Sandgate Heritage Walk

    Heritage walk along the bay at Sandgate

    Last week on Instagram I shared photos of some of the heritage buildings on Flinders Parade at Brighton and Sandgate Foreshore. There are more buildings with character yet I focused on those listed on Brisbane and Queensland Heritage Registers. Also, at the bottom of the post, you can find an interactive map with all of the... Read more »
  • Large crowd in attendance for the Anzac Day service at Anzac Square, Brisbane, ca. 1940 [John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Image number: 7708-0001-0106]

    ANZAC Day in Brisbane

    This year is the 100th anniversary of the first ANZAC Day which falls on 25th April - commemorations of the fallen heroes of Australia and New Zealand during the First World War. These days ANZAC Day actually commemorates all Australians killed in all military operations. Last year I attended the ceremonies of the 100th anniversary of the... Read more »
  • Woolloongabba heritage

    Heritage of Woolloongabba + save Abbotsleigh – week on photos 18 April

    In a past week, my main focus was on Woolloongabba. One afternoon when I dropped off my car for a service I went for a walk and looked at some of the heritage listed buildings in the area. Actually, I saw more beautiful buildings that were on the heritage register. On Saturday, I attended a "Save Abbotsleigh"... Read more »
  • Tweed Valley Heritage Drive

    The Tweed Valley heritage drive

    In my last post, I shared a history of the Tweed Valley region, you can read it here. Today, I'm going to write about Tweed Valley heritage places we visited during the weekend. Tweed Valley Map [www.everywherehistory.com] Bilambil and Terranora We stayed in a village Bilambil, which name according to the Geographical Names Board of NSW derived... Read more »
  • Brisbane Heritage

    Brisbane Heritage – Photos 11 April

    In a past week, I posted mostly photos of Queensland Heritage Listed buildings and places in Brisbane. On Saturday when I had more time to explore Brisbane I found my "outdoor office" in one of the parks on Enoggera Creek. Later on, I found out that Downey Park is actually listed in Brisbane Heritage Register. A... Read more »
  • Tweed Valley

    The Tweed Valley

    Over the Easter break, we went away for few days. Usually, we go somewhere close to the beach, but, this time, we decided to stay a little bit inland and we found a nice place at Bilambil just across the Queensland and New South Wales border, about 100 kilometres south of Brisbane. The great Tweed Volcano Mount... Read more »