Secret Brisbane

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  • The Fort Bushland Reserve

    The Fort Bushland Reserve is one of the few remaining lowland dry vine forests left in Brisbane, which gives it a special botanical significance. It is home to swamp wallabies, bandicoots, echidnas and squirrel gliders, and...

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  • Tracing the history of The Fort

    The Fort Bushland Reserve is on the corner of Cliveden Avenue and Fort Road, Oxley. It is the only part of that suburb to abut the Brisbane River, and quite impressive a spot it is, too....

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  • Arboretum – a place grown with trees

    The Queensland heritage-listed Sherwood Arboretum is 15 hectares of inner-city green space, with freshwater wetlands and a frontage onto a decent stretch of the Brisbane River. Read more here....

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  • Lest we forget

    I am sure I am not alone when I say that I dash about my daily life very often with little thought about the lives of those who have gone before. So when I decided to...

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  • Walter Taylor’s beautiful church

    Down in suburban Graceville is a white-iced confection of a church. It was bequeathed to the area by the remarkable Walter Taylor. This is its story and a small chapter of his, too. Walter Taylor leaves...

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  • For the love of yarn

    It seems odd to be writing about a wool shop on a site about ‘secret’ Brisbane, but in truth yarn shops are becoming so scarce that any ones that are left are definitely worthy of a...

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  • Not just a pretty label

    This is the story of how the Queensland honey industry began in the suburb of Oxley. The tradition continues to this day. Read more here....

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  • Tennyson: the power of the ebb and flood

    How much do you know about the tiny suburb of Tennyson? Read more here.    ...

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  • Over the fence, in Harrisville

    Historic Harrisville, less than one hour’s drive south-west of Brisbane, delivers a great day out. And during the month of May there is the added attraction of the annual Open Studios of the Scenic Rim weekends. In...

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  • Scantily clad lady balloonists turn heads in Brisbane

    What do Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, two Victorian-era trapeze artists and Fort Lytton have in common? This is the story of the first flight of any type to take place in Brisbane’s skies and the plot in a...

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