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A Bridge Across the River

This is the Story about a bridge

Across the Brisbane River.

The bridge my friends is a Story in itself

Designed and built by men so clever!

A 1939 engineering feat so famed

Connected North and South of our town.

The Story Bridge is what it’s named

And is now an icon of some renown!!!

Some scale the structure on the Story Bridge Climb.

Whilst a City Cat cruises below.

They’re seeking a view that is so sublime.

Thundering traffic rumbles over her road.

Before the Bridge life was somewhat rough

On this part of the river, Kangaroo Point.

In 1826 Captain Logan quarried stone Brisbane Tuff

To build his Naval stores on the North Bank point.

Back in 1890 a tunnel down to the stream

Drained a chain of waterholes.

In 1890 another planned engineering dream

A railway yard for supplies would unfold.

So many other things to see

The Shelter Bar amongst them.

Cricket and Aussie Rules at the ‘Gabba

Come with a local to hear all about ‘em

Poem by Gaill Macciocca

Story Bridge over Brisbane River

Frog’s Hollow

We are very lucky to have a talented poet in our team of tour guides.  Gaill can whip up a poem about almost any topic without batting an eyelid.  Here is her latest about “Frog’s Hollow”.  

In days gone by in Frog’s Hollow
You might stumble across scenes hard to swallow.
A maiden so fair
Waits on a corner there
For some eager rum-laden fellow.

One could buy all kinds of goods
From opium, grog and various foods.
The Nine Holes shops were well renowned
And may have been Brissy’s first Chinatown!

Whatever you think of those old days
Long gone now, our town still has its ways
Of welcoming people from far and near.
So drop on by we are waiting right here!

Brisbane Street ARt

Do you know where Frog’s Hollow is, and its colourful part of Brisbane history? 

No?  Let us show you on our City Essentials Tour


Brisbane Open House Program – 2018

Brisbane Open House,  part of  the Open House Worldwide Family is on again for 2018. 

In its ninth year,  Brisbane Open House will be held between 13 – 14 October 2018 and showcases many of Brisbane’s buildings to the public.  These include historical landmarks, heritage listed buildings, museums, churches, office buildings and even bridges. Many of these may not normally be accessible by members of the public.

The annual event grows in popularity each year with over 70 buildings  taking part this year. 

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