Entries by Tony Hardy

Brookfield

Brookfield is one of the suburbs of Brisbane which was well forested back in the days making timber-felling a key player in this area.  Dating to as far back as the 1850s, logs from this suburb were being rafted down Moggill Creek up to the Brisbane river which today presents reminders because of the Rafting […]

Durack

Considered as one of Brisbane’s outer suburbs, Durack can be found 15 kilometres south-west of the Central Business District.  The boundaries of this suburb include Serviceton Avenue, Rosemary Street and Sycamore street in the west; Blunder Creek in the east; Oakmont Avenue and Freeman Road up in the north; and down in the south are […]

Bowen Hills

Bowen Hills is one of the inner suburbs of Brisbane located three kilometres northeast of the Central Business District.  It was originally called ‘Barrambin’ by the indigenous Turrbal people who were the first occupants of the area.  After a time, Europeans came to settle in this part who then called it ‘York’s Hollow’ based on […]

Darra

If you look into the suburbs down the southwestern part of Brisbane, Darra might interest you.  Its is about 14 kilometres from the Central Business District and one of the older suburbs.  Several houses here, are in fact those Queenslanders you only see back in the 1940s and the 1950s which can give you that […]

Coopers Plains

A former convict settlement established in 1828 – this is perhaps what most people would recall upon the mention of Coopers Plains.  This suburb is rural and has remained that way until the 1940s.  Today though, what would welcome you upon your entry to Coopers Plains is a modern residential community, all complete with amenities […]

What You Need to Know About Silverfish

Perhaps when asked which is the oldest pest to ever roam the earth, many of you would say, “cockroach”. Old? Yes, that’s true. After all, they’ve been in existence since around 320 million years ago, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. But the oldest? Nah… It’s the silverfish. This is not a well-known fact because, […]

Boondall

  About 15 kilometres up north of Brisbane is the suburb of Boondall.  It belongs to the federal electorate of Lilley.  Suburbs surrounding it include Nudgee on the east, Taigum and Zillmere on the west.  Up its northern part are the suburbs of Deagon, Sandgate and Shorncliffe while the southern boundaries include Banyo, Geebung and […]

Calamvale

In the list of Brisbane suburbs, Calamvale is perhaps popular for it is one of the highly populated areas where there is an estimated 20,000 residents living there today.  This suburb is about 18 kilometres away from Brisbane’s Central Business District.  It is also close to the Karawatha Forest.  Rankin is the federal electorate it […]

Bellbowrie

  In the long list of Brisbane suburbs, Bellbowrie used to be just part of another suburb, Moggill.  It is residential in nature, with several amenities able to address the needs of the residents from the most basic (including education) up to the need for fun and recreation.  Many visitors are in awe at the […]