Robert Herbert was appointed Premier and Colonial Secretary following the first elections held in the new colony of Queensland in May 1860. Read more
‘Dr. Cooper is bringing out a motor car but nothing will ever be to me what a horse is.’ Mary Bedford in a letter quoted in the Queenslander, 7 January 1905, p. 6. Read more
In 1891, Englishwoman Dr Lilian Cooper was invited to Brisbane to join the practice of Dr James Booth of South Brisbane. Within months of her arrival, she was the first woman doctor in Brisbane to have her own surgery. Read more
Senator Neville Bonner was the first Indigenous Australian to be elected to Federal Parliament.
George Harris, after whom Harris Terrace on George Street is named, was a well-known merchant and politician in the first decades of Brisbane as a free settlement and then an independent colony.
Members of the Binstead family were part of the group of first owners of land at Queen’s Wharf, obtaining title to Lot 3 and Lot 4 after they were first offered for sale in 1850.