Walter Taylor Bridge, Brisbane; opening ceremony. From the private collection of Walter Tayler. Image curtesy of Rev. Dr. Noel Davis.

From the private collection of Walter Tayler, Image curtesy of Rev. Noel Davis, photographed in 1936 (ID

Royal Brisbane Hospital in 1960.

This is the Royal Brisbane Hospital circa I was born there

Story Bridge

When Brisbane’s premier iconic bridge opened in 1940 (attended by 37000 people) after five years of construction it was the seventh largest of its type in the world and second in Australia after the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Newstead House 199 Breakfast Creek Rd Newstead

Brisbane’s earliest surviving house dates from 1846 when it was built as a simple single storey dwelling for pastoralist Patrick Leslie who had pioneered settlement in the Darling Downs region.

Government House Fernberg Rd Paddington

Fernberg, which is German for ‘distant mountain’ was aptly named by its first owner and resident in merchant and later MP Johann Heussler.

Brisbane City Hall 64 Adelaide St Brisbane

Brisbane’s first Town Hall was built in Queen St in 1864 and by 1882 was already considered inadequate to house the council chambers.

Boggo Road Jail

Boggo Road Gaol opened in 1883 as a replacement for the dreaded Brisbane Gaol on Petrie Terrace and closed its heavy reinforced doors for the last time in

Windmill Tower  Wickham Tce Brisbane

Brisbane’s oldest building has many facets to its sometimes dark and brutal history - built by convicts in the late it is not just the longest surviving convict building but also the oldest windmill in existence in Australia.

The Mansions  40 George St Brisbane

The Mansions 40 George St Brisbane

Brisbane Arcade 160 Queen St Brisbane

Built in 1923 on the site of notorious confessed murderer Patrick Mayne’s butcher shop, the Brisbane Arcade is a splendid Edwardian baroque alley of gallery shops.

Brisbane History | Landmark Buildings & Sites | Must do Brisbane

An in depth look at the historical sites and architecturally significant buildings that leave their indelible mark on the Brisbane landscape.

Government Printing Office 84 William St Brisbane

The striking gothic arched William St section of this office was designed by colonial architect FDG Stanley and built in 1874 after an earlier wooden printing office had been demolished.

General Post Office and Telegraph Office Queen St Brisbane

Friday Nights On The Green Brisbane

Walter Taylor Bridge Brisbane

The gothic white towers of Indooroopilly’s Walter Taylor Bridge have long been a source of public fascination and now the northern tower is open for tours.