Queen Street, during an air raid test alarm, Brisbane, 1942 ...Brisbane could never claim to be a metropolis. One of the biggest problems for out-of-towners, including Australians from other States, was actually finding the city centre... John Oxley Library, State Library of QLD Neg: 99716

Queen Street, during an air raid test alarm, Brisbane, 1942 .Brisbane could…

Albert St, Brisbane showing King George V monument and fountain in front of the City Hall.

Albert St, Brisbane showing King George V monument and fountain in front of the City Hall.

GRAND entrance ... The impressive and imposing exterior of the original Cloudland (circa 1960).

The impressive and imposing exterior of the original Cloudland (circa

Petrie's Bight in Brisbane by the Brisbane River, circa 1890 - Glimpses of the Brisbane River to the centre left of the photograph. To the right in the centre is the Petrie's Bight Undertaking Establishment.

Petrie's Bight in Brisbane by the Brisbane River, circa 1890 - Glimpses of the Brisbane River to the centre left of the photograph. To the right in the centre is the Petrie's Bight Undertaking Establishment.

Petrie Bight showing National Hotel and Customs House, Brisbane 1898 - You can see the Brisbane River, along with horse-drawn vehicles, trams, telegraph poles, rider on horseback and a few men walking across the dirt road.

National Hotel and the Customs House in Brisbane in

The laneway between buildings at the General Post Office in Brisbane in 1934

The laneway between buildings at the General Post Office in Brisbane in 1934

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