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Old October 5th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #101
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They are good shots!

The city looks remarkably tired.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #102
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Brisbane 1978 - 1979
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Here are two comparison shots to now

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Old October 6th, 2009, 10:11 AM   #103
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Too bad for those towers along the river, I find them ugly and too large, have taken the view over the city and the river view from the city. I would never permit their construction
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Old October 6th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #104
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There's low-laying land behind them and a school, they're not stealing the view from anybody, if anything they're taking advantage of it.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 03:25 AM   #105
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Good finds brizboy

A comparison, shame about the classic old pub, but I do like our "Flatiron"

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Old October 14th, 2009, 11:27 AM   #106
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It was. As a teenager in the 1980s, I remember going to Myers when it used to be across the other side of Queen Street and Burnett Lane split Myers. I vaguely remember walking through Myers from Queen Street, crossing Burnett Lane and continuing thru Myers until Adelaide Street.

The new Myers across the street opened 1988 I think
Ah thanks for clearing that up! I remember as a kid in the late 80s on the very rare occasion I went to the city with my grandmother we would go to the old Myer centre and the new one, where the roller coaster was. Until now, I thought the old one was further down Queen St, like around Broadway....
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Old October 26th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #107
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Old October 28th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #108
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Great finds Jack Daniel

Some comparisons

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2009 (from street level, but close location)


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1979 (by lindsaybridge, flickr)
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Obviously not the same location, but I wonder if these are the same Rail Motors now located at the Rosewood Train Museum

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Old October 28th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #109
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Awesome!

Some of those shots go way back. 1908? Wow... My grandmother is about the only person I could call on to actually remember that (she's 102, lived in Brisbane all her life).
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:18 PM   #110
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Wow, really amazing photos. I love the old rail cars.

This open area, however, is a nightmare of a civic space (by the looks of it at least)

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Old October 29th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #111
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This thread is fantastic, great photos guys.

I have seen an old photo of brisbane though (not sure from when) which has a bridge between new farm and kangaroo point. Near where the story bridge is now but a little further down river.

But I never knew a bridge existed there, has anyone else ever seen this?

I saw the photo on a calender that a guy I used to work with had.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 04:10 AM   #112
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This thread is fantastic, great photos guys.

I have seen an old photo of brisbane though (not sure from when) which has a bridge between new farm and kangaroo point. Near where the story bridge is now but a little further down river.

But I never knew a bridge existed there, has anyone else ever seen this?

I saw the photo on a calender that a guy I used to work with had.
I think you must be mistaken, there's never been a bridge between New Farm and KP and I can't think of any bridge in history that matches your description.

In fact the only Brisbane river bridge to not be in existance today is the earlier versions of the Victoria Bridge. The present bridge is the 4th in that location. Number 1 (1865-1867) collapsed, 2 (1874-1893) was damaged by floods, and 3 (1897-1969) was demolished. No other bridge has been built that isn't still standing.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 03:21 AM   #113
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Correct Aussie Bhoy- The Story bridge was the last bridge before the bay (prior to the gateway) and is the height it is to allow ships to pass under. You can see in the old gold AMP tower photos the old docks which were in use up until the early eighties.

The position that Yuma talks about is roughly where Evans Deakins shipyards were. These were still in operation until about the mid eighties however there has never been a bridge here. The closest is basic planning for a pedestrian bridge. However if you think the Kurilpa bridge was expensive a bridge here would be substantially more due the the span required and the lack of height on the Kangaroo point side (frankly I can't see it happening due to the engineering alone for a pedestrian only bridge).
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Old November 11th, 2009, 04:05 AM   #114
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Modern shot doesn't include Ipswich Rd, but shows the old depot now well.

Also shows another feature about then and now shots. The suburban houses used to stand out a lot more, but the trees have grown over the years and the burbs look much greener now.

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Old November 11th, 2009, 05:23 AM   #115
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Totally love this thread! Some really amazing finds!
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Old November 11th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #116
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Yes, they're great - much appreciated!
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Old November 13th, 2009, 01:43 AM   #117
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It will be my first trip back home to Brisbane in close to 2 years in a couple of weeks time which I am really looking forward to (currently based in the UK for a few years). I am quite interested in seeing some of the things which have been built since I was there last like the new tunnel, the Kurilpa pedestrian bridge and the new King George Square along with all the usual new stuff on the Gold Coast. The photos here on this page are my first glimpse at King George Square. Looks kinda bland. What does everyone else think of it?

If anyone has any old historical photos of the view of Brisbane please post them here or let me know. I would dearly love to get a hold of anything like that.

I am keen to try out my 6x17 panoramic camera when I am back in Brisbane and SE Qld. Hopefully I'll get some good ones I can post up here on the forum.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 03:25 AM   #118
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Some more, found on Picture Australia, mostly from the National Archives and the BCC online library.

Not the greatest image quality on some photos.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 02:02 PM   #119
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Some funky 70's

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Old November 24th, 2009, 03:51 AM   #120
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Swinging 60's

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