SERIES 2: HERITAGE TOURS
No 27, 2013, A Robin Dods Brisbane Heritage Tour (28 pages) compiled by Paul Sayer.
Robert Smith (Robin) Dods (1868 – 1920) was one of Queensland’s most innovative architects in the early years of the twentieth century. His work was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement inspired by the writings of John Ruskin and Augustus Pugin. This booklet, which examines Dods’ work in the commercial, religious and domestic spheres, contains two tours. The first looks at Dods’ work in the CBD and nearby suburbs, with an excursus to Wynnum; the second focuses on his domestic architecture in Brisbane’s northern and western suburbs. Illustrated
No 26, 2009, Sites of Separation Brisbane Heritage Trail (78 pages) edited by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
This volume consists of a walking trail and a drive trail. The walking trail through the Brisbane CBD runs clockwise around the town, viewing past sites and present structures in the north, east, south, centre and west, and back via Wickham Terrace. The drive trail by bus takes in South to East Brisbane, Kangaroo Point and Fortitude Valley, around New Farm to Hamilton and Windsor, then back via Spring Hill, Petrie Terrace, Red Hill and Milton. Each tour takes approximately 1¾ hours. This booklet edited by Rod Fisher consists of articles written by 35 contributors and covers more than 100 significant sites. Illustrated
No 25, 2006, Ashgrove Heritage Tour (28 pages) edited by Dick Paten. [Out of Print – Try Ashgrove Historical Society they have published an updated version]
A self-drive tour of one of Brisbane’s early western suburbs, tracing the pathway to the Ashgrove of today from a past of country estates, dairy farms, market gardens and the rural homes of city professionals, businessmen and workers. Residential suburban subdivision in Ashgrove east dates from the 1880s, but in the west this did not begin for the most part until the mid-1920s. The resulting diversity of house styles gives Ashgrove a particular quality that is well worth exploring. Illustrated
No 24, 2005, Bardon Heritage Tour (28 pages) compiled by Barry Shaw.
An illustrated self-drive tour of one of Brisbane’s older western suburbs, with its wealth of architectural styles from lowly timber houses to the surviving architect-designed residences of the elite in a sylvan setting
No 23, 2002, Brisbane’s Commercial Heritage 1900 to 1940, Three Walking Tours of the CBD (72 pages) edited by Helen Bennet.
Researched by historians expert in writing about Queensland’s cultural heritage, this handy tour booklet contains three self-guided walking tours full of interesting notes and illustrations. Each tour explores a different part of the central business district. It is fully referenced with an overview essay, and is also a handy reference tool for classroom use
No 22, 2001, Our Federation, Brisbane Heritage Trail (108 pages) edited by Rod Fisher, Janet Haywood, Chris Gabbett, Denise Austin and Vanessa Norimi.
Prepared by historical experts with federation funding, this heritage trail includes a timeline, two route maps and 70 illustrations, covering 94 significant buildings and sites in town and suburbs. It shows that Brisbaneites were deeply and personally involved in the process of federation, especially during the climactic years of 1899 and 1901
No 21, 1999, Stombuco Heritage Tour (44 pages) compiled by Caroline Smith, edited by Rod Fisher.
Many of the sculpturesque buildings designed by Andrea Stombuco, the extravagant, flamboyant and volatile Italian who changed the face of booming Brisbane. Illustrated
No 20, 1998, St Lucia Campus Heritage Tour (32 pages) compiled by Sylvia Bannah.
Visit central circuit, colleges and lakes circuit, sports and social sciences circuit and greenhouse circuit. Four self-guided walking tours that provide a first-hand experience of past and present highlights of the university and its environment. Illustrated
No 19, 1997, Spring Hill Heritage Tour, Wickham Terrace (28 pages) compiled by Judy Rechner. [Available in PDF]
Doctors, their homes and hospitals, boarding-houses, schools, engineering marvels, clubs and discovered much more on this walking tour. Illustrated
No 18, 1996, Yeronga Heritage Tour (44 pages) compiled by Bronwyn Price. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Historical overviews, architectural commentary, historical photographs and user-friendly directions with a map. Illustrated
No 17, 1995, A Brisbane Historical Pub Tour (24 pages) compiled by Barry Shaw. [Out of Print – Available in PDF including 2001 supplement]
The history and heritage of some eighteen of our finest 19th century watering holes and early breweries. Illustrated
No 16, 1995, Stafford and Grange Heritage Tour (48 pages) compiled by Barry Shaw. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
An exploration of two suburbs from rural beginnings, including tanneries, slaughter yards, piggeries, churches, shopping centres and houses. Illustrated
No 15, 1994, Brisbane City Churches Heritage Tour (28 pages) compiled by Paul Sayer, Margaret Jenner and Pam Cory. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Fourteen city churches, including All Saints, the Brisbane Synagogue, St Andrews, St Johns, St Pauls and St Stephens. Illustrated
No 14, 1993, Northern Suburbs Heritage Tour (27 pages) compiled by Mervyn Royle. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
People, heritage places, important landmarks, street name derivations and events in Windsor, Wooloowin, Lutwyche and Kedron. Illustrated
No 13, 1993, Bald Hills Heritage Tour (28 pages) compiled by Barry Shaw. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
The history of a suburb as revealed by its churches, schools, settlers, radio station, farmhouses, shops, businesses and events. Illustrated
No 12, 1993, Spring Hill Heritage Tour, St Paul’s to Gregory Terrace (24 pages) compiled by Rod Fisher. [Available in PDF]
The cultural heritage of houses, hotels, schools, playground, pool and more are described for this small locality, many illustrated.
No 11, 1991, Colonial George and William Street Heritage Tour (24 pages) compiled by Rod Fisher.
Twenty heritage places, including government buildings, hotels, terraces and parks, fully illustrated
No 10, 1991, Brisbane River Valley Heritage Tour (24 pages) compiled by John Mackenzie Smith. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Places, people, preoccupations, from Wivenhoe to Woodford, especially the squatter homesteads of Bellevue, Caboonbah, Cressbrook, Kilcoy and Durundur
No 9, 1991, The Old Coorparoo Shire, a Heritage Tour (30 pages) compiled by Judy Rechner. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
People, places, events, street names, dwellings, the history of Coorparoo shire including parts of Camp Hill, Norman Park and Greenslopes
No 8, 1990, The Sandgate/Shorncliffe Heritage Tour (40 pages) compiled by Barry Shaw. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Schools, houses, churches, hotels, public buildings, transport, beaches, the pier and eating places, the history of Sandgate, the Brighton of Brisbane
No 7, 1990, Eastern Suburbs Placenames Drive (20 pages) compiled by Jennifer Harrison and Rod Fisher.
Estates and subdivisions, pioneers, churches, houses, history and heritage sites of East Brisbane, Bulimba and Norman Park, concentrating on their placenames, including locality, street and building nomenclature, plus a quiz
No 6, 1988, Brisbane 1888 Heritage Tour (108 pages) compiled by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Drive includes North Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Toowong, Red Hill, Spring Hill, Breakfast Creek, Hendra, Ascot, Hamilton, Kangaroo Point, East Brisbane and South Brisbane
No 5, 1986, From Town to Toowong, Riverpath Heritage Tour (42 pages) compiled by Rod Fisher and John Mackenzie-Smith. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Roads, buildings, gardens, creeks, drains, bridges, industries, families and sights on both sides of the river from the Bicentennial bikeway/path
No 4, 1986, Caboolture to Kilcoy Heritage Drive (16 pages) compiled by John Mackenzie-Smith. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
The original routes, pastoral runs, settlements and pioneers from Caboolture to the Upper Brisbane River Valley
No 3, 1986, A Tour of Historic South Brisbane, Southbank Heritage Drive (27 pages) compiled by Bill Evans. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Historic Homes and buildings in the suburbs adjacent to South Brisbane, especially West End, Hill End and Highgate Hill since the 1860s
No 2, 1985/86, A Tour of Historic South Brisbane, Civic Precinct Heritage Walk (16 pages) compiled by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Historic buildings and features, especially the old South Brisbane Town Hall, South Brisbane School of Arts complex, first railway, dry dock (Maritime Museum), Ship Inn, Memorial Park, Collins Place, Eden Villa, The Grange and Cumbooquepa since the 1880s
No 1, 1989, The Ups and Downs of Petrie Terrace, Walk/Drive Heritage Tour (25 pages) compiled by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Historic houses, public buildings and precincts of Petrie Terrace, Caxton Street, Hale Street and side streets since 1861