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Old November 27th, 2009, 05:57 AM   #121
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First one of Cloudland, probably 70's or early 80's.



And then some 50's

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Old November 27th, 2009, 06:07 AM   #122
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Brisbane in those days was really beautiful, and still is. i like better the comparisons from now and then pėcs

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Old November 27th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #123
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I am sure that the Queen Mother visited Australia in 1957, unless that is decorations for Queen Elizabeth II's first tour in 1954, and came up as an error in your search results.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 11:31 AM   #124
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Were these taken in Fortitude Valley??? Looks like the corner where Westpack is now.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #125
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I am sure that the Queen Mother visited Australia in 1957, unless that is decorations for Queen Elizabeth II's first tour in 1954, and came up as an error in your search results.
Not sure of the year but these decorations are for Queen Elizabeth II.
You can tell from the sign of E II R which stands for Elizabeth the second Regina. Regina being Latin for "reigning Queen". A reigning King would still have the "R" but in his case it would stand for Rex, which is reigning King in Latin.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 04:00 AM   #126
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The years listed are what's on the original websites such as the BCC, UQ and the National Archives. They've been wrong before so could be again. Or maybe they re-used the 1954 decorations for the Queen Mum. Funny how into it everyone got back then about a Royal visit.


JayT that's not the Valley, it is the corner of Adelaide and Albert Sts, the original Commonwealth Bank building, which was replaced with the late 60's version we have today.

A 1955 pic from further back showing the corner.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 04:59 AM   #127
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A few comparisons, or close too anyway

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1957


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1957


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1984


2009


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Old November 28th, 2009, 08:41 AM   #128
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Not the same location, but the same vessel

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Old November 28th, 2009, 09:11 AM   #129
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JayT that's not the Valley, it is the corner of Adelaide and Albert Sts, the original Commonwealth Bank building, which was replaced with the late 60's version we have today.
Oh I see. That big building next to the Commonwealth Bank Building looks just like that Walton's building opposite McWhirters with the Korean Emporium in it.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 09:15 AM   #130
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Old November 29th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #131
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Not the same location, but the same vessel

1973


2009
I am sure thats the same vessel that the Brisbane folks at my uni hire out for their annual river cruise.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #132
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Not the same location, but the same vessel

1973

Is this around the area of the Gateway Bridge?
or another place?
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Old November 29th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #133
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Is this around the area of the Gateway Bridge?
or another place?
It is the South side of the Gateway Bridge. There is also a marina and industrial park around there now. The brick building (Borthwicks) was one of the old meatworks and abbatoirs that were in that area when it was mostly stockyards. I remember being told in the 80's that they used to put the waste, blood, etc straight into the river and that it was notorious for attracting large sharks.

I'm not that old, but I can remember being in a car on that ferry in the 70's and early 80's pre-Gateway Bridge.

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Old November 29th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #134
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thx for the info
isnt there an abondon train station around that area too?
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Old November 29th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #135
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great contrasts Aussie Bhoy

i'm liking Brisbane more by the day.

i've noticed though that the city is a little way to white, maybe a little colour wouldn't harm
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Old November 30th, 2009, 03:10 AM   #136
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thx for the info
isnt there an abondon train station around that area too?
There was a train line linking the old power station to the main line, probably would have serviced the meatworks and other wharves in the area as well.

I'm not sure if the line left is still joined to the mainline and capable of taking traffic. Haven't been down there for a while, but I remember it looking pretty run down.

The station you mention is probably Doboy station which was on the Cleveland Line and is now disused. It was only ever a stop at certain times in the morning and afternoon for the workers in the area.

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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.
Sorry guys I have been a little slow to get back to this thread. I can guarentee you that what I saw was of Brisbane. Im now leaning towards the fact that it was a proposed bridge only and that the picture was in fact a painting.
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That's probably right, there was a proposed bridge in the 60/70's that went from New Farm to Norman Park. If you could find the image again that would be great.
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It was definately earlier than the 60/70's and was not to New Farm park. It was to Kangaroo Point and was fairly close to the current location of the story bridge.

Im pretty sure the photo was thrown out, as it was on a calender which would now be a few years old. Ive tried looking for it on the net but I cant find anything.
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Would it have been part of the then proposed Central Freeway.
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