All tagged Brisbane

Walter Taylor’s beautiful church

Down in suburban Graceville is a white-iced confection of a church. It was bequeathed to the area by the remarkable Walter Taylor. This is its story and a small chapter of his, too. Walter Taylor leaves an indelible mark on Brisbane, passing on a legacy of buildings, small and large, as well as the bridge that connects the suburbs of Graceville and Chelmer – his home turf – to much of Brisbane. 

The lazaret at Peel Island, Moreton Bay

Peel Island, now known as Teerk Roo Ra is in Moreton Bay, east of Brisbane, and is a place of great cultural heritage. It was once home to a lazaret, or leper colony. Today it is a national park and a conservation park, jointly managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the island’s traditional owners, the Quandamooka People.

The Fort Bushland Reserve

The Fort Bushland Reserve is one of the few remaining lowland dry vine forests left in Brisbane, which gives it a special botanical significance. It is home to swamp wallabies, bandicoots, echidnas and squirrel gliders, and there has been a proliferation of native bees and butterflies, and other insects.