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 »
  • Brisbane Open House 2015 – Day 1

    At the beginning of October there was a feast for heritage and architecture lovers. The Brisbane Open House weekend was held for the 6th time this year and it gets bigger every year with over 90 buildings participating this time. The concept of opening buildings to public started in London in 1992 “as a small, not-for-profit organisation to... Read more »
  • Warwick history: events and people

    In Warwick – the beginnings post I wrote about discovery and exploration of Darling Downs by Allan Cunningham in 1827 and settlement by Patrick Leslie in 1840. Today I will write about Warwick’s history after it was declared a municipal in 1861. For 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the municipality in 2011 Queensland State Archive prepared the online exhibition with photos… Read more »

  • “Distant Lines” – exhibition at State Library of Queensland

    On 11th April I went to a “community day of reflection packed with free music events, workshops and activities, talks, curator’s tours, and exclusive performances by Queensland Symphony Orchestra” in conjunction with exhibition “Distant Lines – Queensland Voices of First World War”. It is a free exhibition and runs from 4th April till 15th November so you still… Read more »

  • Warwick – the beginnings

    Last weekend I went with Marta to Warwick to help her at Jumpers & Jazz in July art & craft market. Before going there I did some research about the town. I wanted to go for a walk to see some of the heritage buildings marked in heritage walk brochure I found on Darling Downs council’s… Read more »

  • “The View From Here” – Exhibition at Museum of Brisbane

    Two weeks ago I was at the Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network‘s members’ seminar at the City Hall and participated in Curatorial Tour of Museum of Brisbane. We were split into groups and my group went for a tour with Phil Manning – curator of “The View from Here” exhibition. I have visited this exhibition before but… Read more »

  • Logan City

    As you may remember from my first post my first home in Australia was at Cooinda Street, which in Aboriginal languages means happy place. Cooinda Street is located in Slacks Creek which is one of the oldest settled areas in Logan District which I would like to write a bit more about here. Captain Patrick Logan Logan City was… Read more »

  • Franklin Villa Brisbane History

    Franklin Villa

    Some time ago at a monthly meeting of Annerley-Stephens History Group I got a guide of heritage West End. Few weeks ago I decided to go for a walk around this suburb and enjoy the view of some of old buildings in the area. One of them was Franklin Villa on Brighton Rd (which actually belongs… Read more »

  • Cooinda – the happy place and NAIDOC Week

    When I came to Australia 8 years ago my first home was at Cooinda Street. I didn’t know what “cooinda” means and as there was a lot of new things around I must admit I didn’t check it back then. Recently when I started thinking about this blog I have checked it and found out… Read more »

  • Welcome Brisbane


    Hi, my name is Maciek and I am passionate about history. I love discovering new places and learning their story. I have been living in Brisbane, Australia for over 7 years now and I originally come from Poland. Wherever I go I find myself curious about stories behind buildings and places I see. Some of the facts I’m… Read more »