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Immerse yourself in a rich history going back many thousands of years. Find significant historical sites, memorials, historical buildings and monuments and locations where Australian history was made.

  • Museum of Brisbane
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    Museum of Brisbane

    Museum of Brisbane brings our city’s vibrant art, culture and history to life through their award-winning exhibitions, workshops, tours, talks and children’s activities Located in City Hall, the Museum is part of the…

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    Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City
  • Brisbane City Hall
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    Brisbane City Hall

    Located in King George Square, Brisbane City Hall is 'the People's Place' of The City. For the past 80 years the Hall has been the backdrop to many of Brisbane's cultural, social and…

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    Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City
  • St Andrews Uniting Church
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    St Andrews Uniting Church

    Designed by architect, George David Payne, St Andrew's is an excellent example of Romanesque-Byzantine architecture. Features include magnificent stained glass windows by Brisbane artist William Bustard and Melbourne firm, Brooks Robinson. The Peace…

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  • ANZAC Square War Memorial
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    ANZAC Square War Memorial

    ANZAC Square War Memorial and Parkland, dedicated to Australia's military heritage, features the Shrine of Remembrance with Eternal Flame. Also included are war memorials, honour rolls, unit plaques, mosaic and soils from WWII…

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  • Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre

    With its foundation stone laid on Anzac Day, 25 April, 1928, and built from local materials, the Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre is the headquarters of the craft in Queensland and a masonic…

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  • Queen Adelaide Building
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    Queen Adelaide Building

    Located opposite The Myer Centre at the George Street end of the Queen Street Mall, the Queen Adelaide Building has a distinctly sporty flavour. The historic building, one of Brisbane's oldest, is…

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  • St Stephens Catholic Cathedral
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    St Stephens Catholic Cathedral

    St Stephens Catholic Cathedral in Brisbane city is a 19th Century, neo-Gothic building with a modern extension built in 1989. The cathedral houses striking sculptures and a memorable collection of nineteenth century stained…

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  • St Johns Cathedral
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    St Johns Cathedral

    St John's Cathedral is a heritage site with cultural splendour unrivalled in Brisbane. With gothic-revival architecture that begun 100 years ago (and is still being built), the Cathedral features wood-carvings, stained-glass, 350 million…

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    St Johns Cathedral, Brisbane City
  • Brisbane Customs House
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    Brisbane Customs House

    Customs House, one of Brisbane's heritage icons, is located on the river in the Central Business District. The beautifully restored building is operated by The University of Queensland as a cultural, educational and…

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    Brisbane Customs House, Brisbane City
  • Commissariat Stores
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    Commissariat Stores

    Built by convicts in 1829, the Commissariat Store is one of the oldest buildings in Brisbane and today houses a museum where you can explore many interesting artefacts and Brisbane memorabilia. The…

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    Commissariat Stores, Brisbane City
  • Former Victoria Bridge Abutment (Memorial)
    South Brisbane, Queensland

    Former Victoria Bridge Abutment (Memorial)

    A sandstone bridge abutment adjacent to Victoria Bridge in the South Bank Precinct became a WWI memorial because of a 1918 home-coming tragedy. Greek Australian 11-year-old Hector Vasyli was in the crowd…

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  • City Botanic Gardens
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    City Botanic Gardens

    The City Botanic Gardens is the city's oldest park, originally planted by convicts in 1825 with food crops to feed the prison colony. These gardens include ancient trees, rainforest glades and exotic species…

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    City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City
  • Parliament House
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    Parliament House

    A visit to Queensland Parliament House allows you to experience the grandeur of Queensland's first and foremost public building. Built in 1868, the beautifully restored interior showcases Queensland's history, as shaped by the…

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    Parliament House, Brisbane City
  • Old Government House
    Brisbane City, Queensland

    Old Government House

    Old Government House is recognised as one of Queensland's most important heritage sites. The building recently underwent a AUD15 million restoration and is now open to the public as a House museum. Visit…

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    Old Government House, Brisbane City
  • South Bank Parklands
    South Brisbane, Queensland

    South Bank Parklands

    South Bank Parklands is Queensland’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination, open 365 days a year. Its world-class entertainment and leisure facilities include South Bank Parklands Covering 17 hectares of riverfront land, the Parklands…

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    South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane
  • St Marys Anglican Church, Memorial Chapel
    Kangaroo Point, Queensland

    St Marys Anglican Church, Memorial Chapel

    The first woman to practise medicine in Queensland, Lilian Cooper, and her lifetime partner Josephine Bedford, were regular worshippers at St Mary's Anglican Church, colloquially known as the naval chapel and once linked…

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