In the 1930s it was worthwhile for criminals to produce counterfeit coins as their buying power was still significant and times were tough.
In 1926, a horse drawn dray can’t get moving up steep Gladstone Road. A passing tram gives it a hand.
Highgate 1947 and a accident resulted in all but one bottle of milk in a truckload being broken.
In 1902 boys enjoyed swimming in the Brisbane River but they had to share it with sharks.
The use of lamps posed a great risk in wooden houses, sometimes with tragic results.
In 1905, a wealthy young girl’s party in Highgate Hill is described, with an interesting present for the winner of a game.
This verbatim account from the driver of a horse drawn cab is probably as risqué as newspaper articles got in 1906.
This poem submitted by a reader of Queensland Figaro pokes fun at a friend’s unsuccessful love life.