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.
In a classic case of how disputes between neighbours can escalate, in 1930 a problem with crowing roosters ended up in the High Court of Australia.
Over the years descriptions of a number of unusual Highgate Hill thefts have appeared in newspapers including a yodelling milk money thief and an audacious gas meter thief.
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.
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.