Ebenezer Thorne was a newspaper man, politician and property developer who constantly generated controversy in the colony of Queensland. However he left the best until last.
Since the early 1960s, the Torbreck apartment building on Highgate Hill has been a Brisbane landmark. It stands on the site of a colonial era house of the same name.
Dornoch Terrace is lined with productive tamarind trees. Their history dates back to the 1850s.
Ferdinand Papi was an early Italian migrant with tertiary qualifications who made a great contribution to Queensland education. His wife Josephine was active in community activities.
In 1875, the Brisbane River not only divided Brisbane physically but also culturally. We southsiders still can’t understand why anyone would want to live north of the river.
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.