Brisbane History

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Central Station, c.1958 by State Records NSW, via Flickr

Central Station, c.1958

Interior of archway concourse at Central Railway Station, Sydney Dated: by 31/12/1958 Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000290 Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions We'd love to hear from you if you use our photos. Many other photos in our collection are available to view and browse on our website using Photo Investigator.

Australia  1959  corner Queen St. - Albert St.  Brisbane by pizzodisevo, via Flickr

Old Brisbane pictures

I love how story bridge towered over it's imediate neighbours. Thanks for the time trip.

Regent Theatre, Brisbane  So many nights here :)

Regent Cinema, Brisbane

Brisbane's Regent Cinema joins the list of anti-photographer places.... Staff: Flash photography isn't allowed. Me: I'm not using flash. Staff: You can't photograph staff. Me: I'm not taking photos with people in them. Staff: You can't take any photos. Me: Well why didn't you say that in the first place. It's pretty sad that photography is banned in one of Brisbane's most photogenic buildings. Handheld, ISO800, 1/13sec, VR on.

The burnt wreckage of the Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub in Brisbane in March 1973, in which 15 people died.

Family secrets

Almost 40 years after his uncle was found guilty of one of Australia's worst mass murders, Danny Stuart tells Frank Robson he believes the wrong man was convicted for the firebombing of Brisbane's Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub.

Section of the main showroom inside F. W. Nissen jewellery store in Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1950

Section of the main showroom inside F. W. Nissen jewellery store in Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1950

Creator: Unidentified Description: Section of the main showroom inside F. W. Nissen jewellery store in Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1950. There are Christmas decorations hanging from the ceiling. View this photo at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/237940 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland

Your Brisbane: Past and Present: Torbreck

Torbreck

Now that I'm a committed apartment dweller, I got to thinking about how popular apartments are these days, particularly in those areas close to the city. If people don't mind medium density living, they can be close to the city and near public transport. Back in the recesses of my memory, I recalled that the first high-rise apartment complex was Torbreck at Highgate Hill, built in the late fifties. A quick Google search soon dug up some facts: completed in 1960; built by Noel Kratzman…

OP: "OMG - I remember this so well......City Plaza, Brisbane!" - I think I remember it too!

OP: "OMG - I remember this so well......City Plaza, Brisbane!" - I think I remember it too!

Houses of Paddington, Brisbane, ca. 1902. View of the houses of Paddington from Red Hill, looking towards the intersection of Given and Latrobe Terraces. The hilly terrain of the area is featured in this image.

Houses of Paddington, Brisbane, ca. 1902. View of the houses of Paddington from Red Hill, looking towards the intersection of Given and Latrobe Terraces. The hilly terrain of the area is featured in this image.

Torbreck Apartments Highgate Hill

Torbreck

Now that I'm a committed apartment dweller, I got to thinking about how popular apartments are these days, particularly in those areas close to the city. If people don't mind medium density living, they can be close to the city and near public transport. Back in the recesses of my memory, I recalled that the first high-rise apartment complex was Torbreck at Highgate Hill, built in the late fifties. A quick Google search soon dug up some facts: completed in 1960; built by Noel Kratzman…