Doctor Lilian Violet Cooper

Cooper, Dr Lilian

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.

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George Harris MLC Queensland ca. 1870

Harris, George

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.

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1888 Queen's Wharf showing timber stacked on Lot 4

Binstead Family

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.

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