Secret Brisbane is about all the things that don’t make it in to Brisbane’s mainstream media. It is about the things that are important to our community, that anchor us and give us our sense of place. It is about our history, our people, and our places. It’s hyperlocal and it’s about the small stuff.
The colony’s desire to have its military officers kitted out in bright red jackets, a symbol of power, dyed using cochineal, was one reason for one of the worst environmental disasters in Queensland’s history. Let me explain.