Queensland

History of Ipswich

The Haunts, Hooligans & History of Ipswich, QLD

Searching for a piece of fascinating history, perhaps mixed with a hint of malice, a haunting and some fine architecture, I was drawn to the city of Ipswich in south-east Queensland. Now I wasn’t familiar with Ipswich, however upon closer inspection, I found out it’s an old, gothic city (for Australian standards) that offers everything …

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Jack The Ripper

Chasing the Shadow of Jack The Ripper

Yesterday I found myself wandering through Toowong Cemetery in Brisbane, a beautiful place located only a few kilometres from the city. The cemetery contains lots of trees and grassy hills that roll handsomely into shaded pathways. The place is also home to the quintessential graveyard inhabitant, the black crow, which, at least on this day, …

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St Bernards Hotel Tamborine Mountain

St Bernards Hotel – Tamborine Mountain

There were several reasons why I felt compelled to visit St Bernards Hotel, Tamborine Mountain’s “largest and most famous hotel on the mountain.” Firstly, I enjoy a good pub and this one, situated on the edge of a volcanic rim in south-east Queensland, reputedly offered magnificent views over the Guanaba Valley. Furthermore, the pub is …

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