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HELPING OTHERS LEARN OUR ‘LINGO’

With the countdown underway for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games we here at Brisbane Now have taken it upon ourselves to compile what...

TIME IN A BOTTLE

Long-time Brisbane residents will recognise this bottle that was dug up during renovation work on a building in Leichardt Street, Spring Hill in 2007. It's...

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRISBANE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

As Brisbane prepares to host the 2032 Olympic Games – we reflect on how the Queensland capital hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games, 40 years...

BRISBANE THEN: WHEN THE OLYMPICS BID BEGAN

Brisbane 2032 is officially official. It's happening. Secured by the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on a trip to Tokyo. But the river city's journey toward...

BRISBANE THEN: BANYO

BANYO is a Murri word meaning small hill or ridge. The northside Brisbane suburb took the name from its railway station in about 1897, according...

BRISBANE THEN: BALD HILLS

Bald Hills is Brisbane’s northern outpost. It is Turrbal country, traditionally known as 'Wyampa' according to a 1933 Courier-Mail report, until Scottish settlers with surnames...

BRISBANE THEN: JINDALEE

Deep in Brisbane’s southwest is Jindalee, a name that would have meant nothing to the area’s Yuggera first inhabitants. Jindalee – ‘bare hills’ – is...

BRISBANE THEN: LYTTON

He coined the now common phrases ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’, ‘the great unwashed’ and ‘the almighty dollar’ among novels, plays and...
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Get ready for some great entertainment, fabulous food and of course the occasional dancing dragon as Brisbane gets set to celebrate the Lunar New...

HELPING OTHERS LEARN OUR ‘LINGO’

With the countdown underway for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games we here at Brisbane Now have taken it upon ourselves to compile what...