In 1947, the Miss Australia contest was in full swing and there were several Highgate Hill hopefuls, with interesting hobbies.
The discovery of gold in a Highgate Hill backyard in 1925 created a lot of excitement with talk of a gold rush.
The use of lamps posed a great risk in wooden houses, sometimes with tragic results.
After robbing a number of ships, a group of escaped convicts from Norfolk Island created havoc in Brisbane before being tracked through Highgate Hill and captured at Bundamba.
The Prince of Wales meets an enthusiastic crowd at Highgate Hill and admires the view.