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Old March 19th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #41
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Mid 70's



Expo 88, Southbank, 1988



1986



Same year, Riverside Centre under construction



Queen Elizabeth II at Brisbane Airport, 1977



Nudgee Beach & Sandgate, 1986



League Match at Lang Park, 1989



Army Parade, 1971

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Old March 20th, 2009, 07:04 AM   #42
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East vs Souths, go the Tigers

I went to Langlands to see Easts play last year for the first time in ages, there was about 500 people there and it was really good. It's a shame though that the local comp has died out so much, it barely gets a mention on the news or in the papers. I'll be going back to see some more games this season.

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Old March 20th, 2009, 07:36 AM   #43
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IMO the height and density of buildings in Brisbane in the 1980s looks like Adelaide now
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IMO the height and density of buildings in Brisbane in the 1980s looks like Adelaide now
I was going to say the same, but certain moderators will stab me and delete my post
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Old March 20th, 2009, 10:56 AM   #45
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Can a mod remove the (all new Feb 2009) from the title please, whenever I post old shots I'll use this thread rather than start a new one each time.

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Old March 23rd, 2009, 02:03 PM   #46
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Not really a picture but a map I found. It shows the original boundaries of the original 19 councils that were merged to form Brisbane City.



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On 1 October 1925 nineteen municipalities within a ten mile radius of the Brisbane GPO ceased to exist, replaced by a single authority: the Greater Brisbane Council (GBC). This had a profound impact on the city's development. Growth between the wars would probably have occurred regardless of governmental arrangements, but orderly growth, accompanied by a systematic expansion of vital infrastructure, would simply not have been possible under the old system.
http://www.library.uq.edu.au/fryer/b...btw/page4.html
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 02:21 PM   #47
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Can a mod remove the (all new Feb 2009) from the title please, whenever I post old shots I'll use this thread rather than start a new one each time.

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And in 2006

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Old March 23rd, 2009, 04:27 PM   #48
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On 1 October 1925 nineteen municipalities within a ten mile radius of the Brisbane GPO ceased to exist, replaced by a single authority: the Greater Brisbane Council (GBC). This had a profound impact on the city's development. Growth between the wars would probably have occurred regardless of governmental arrangements, but orderly growth, accompanied by a systematic expansion of vital infrastructure, would simply not have been possible under the old system.
I wonder to what extend Sydney suffers from this problem...
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Old March 27th, 2009, 07:55 AM   #49
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I am not even from Brisbane but still find this now and then thread fantastic, keep it up. It's easy to see why my fellow Brits rate Oz cities so highly, going to have to visit someday.
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For Mods, again, can you rename this thread to "Brisbane history in colour".

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Old April 14th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #51
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Few more, found on Flickr and qrig.org



Mid 60's, taken by Leonard John Matthews

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto...7605097454125/

Taringa?


Roma St


These are by express000

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1969


And from Ken Smith on qrig

http://gallery.qrig.org/v/users/Hotf...ns1/?g2_page=2

1968 Adelaide St


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And a couple of modern comparisons taken in the last couple of years by me




















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Another one



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This one is from the top of the Bank of NSW Building in 1972

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Old April 15th, 2009, 02:39 PM   #55
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From Mike Quirk on qrig (and there are some awesome pics), with some modern comparisons from myself.

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1967 Central


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Old April 16th, 2009, 03:28 AM   #56
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Old Brisbane was so nice and classic. Modern Brisbane to me is just... ugh. Why did it all have to go
Can't agree, maybe you are looking back with rose tinted glasses. There were some gems and a couple of nice street scapes, but there was also a hell of a lot of dross that you see in older Brisbane pics. We have kept a fair few of the good ones, some tragic losses no doubt, but to me the city is much, much improved.

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1974 during the floods
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^cant believe how brisbane is so low above sea level? could this happen again?
classic tram shots. real weird shapes
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^cant believe how brisbane is so low above sea level? could this happen again?
classic tram shots. real weird shapes
wivenhoe and somerset dam's are designed to stop the river rising to that level again
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Some great classic shots Aussie Bhoy. Really wish there was a way to get trams back again. They just seem to add a buzz to the cities that retained them.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #60
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awesome pics hey! where do u find all these?

as for flooding, somerset was there in 1974 and didnt stop anything. it goes over in a good storm. wivenhoe holds more than twice its capacity in flood storage (approx 2-2.5 million ML) so it would take an astronomical event to overflow the wivenhoe. HOWEVER, the Bremer & Lockyer feeds in the Brisbane below Wivenhoe and any massive rains in those catchments could see the Brisbane flood the CBD. 1974 was a catchment wide flood, so it would take a LOT of rain to fall in the Bremer (500mm+) to flood Brisbane again. 300mm fell in it in November last year and didnt worry Brisbane at all.
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