Historical Firsts and Milestones of Queensland Women

Women have contributed to the history of Queensland by doing several things for the first time and paving the way for today’s young generation. Noting the contribution of these women is essential to celebrate their lives today and remember how they helped make society more equal. Thus, here are historical firsts and milestones of Queensland Women in… Continue reading Historical Firsts and Milestones of Queensland Women

Queensland’s Remarkable Events & Firsts In Its 162 Years

Around 162 years ago, Queen Victoria signed the Letters Patent and made Queensland separate from New South Wales. The state has been a hub of political and social activities that make Queensland what it is today. It has witnessed numerous milestones since its establishment, which is why its history, culture and heritage are so rich.… Continue reading Queensland’s Remarkable Events & Firsts In Its 162 Years

Important Firsts Of Queensland Electoral & Parliamentary History

Today the electorates and parliament in Queensland are important aspects of its governance. Since the first elections in 1860, the state has witnessed the occurrence of several events that changed history and led to the governance and elections in modern times. Let’s explore the important firsts of Queensland’s electoral and parliamentary history.   The first sitting in… Continue reading Important Firsts Of Queensland Electoral & Parliamentary History

Queensland Achieves Its First Big Covid-19 Vaccine Milestone

In a happy turn of events, Queensland hit its first COVID-19 vaccine milestone on November 14th 2021, which the federal government had expected to achieve on November 19th. Since the start of the deadly pandemic in December 2019, Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales have had hundreds of cases and taken measures to break the… Continue reading Queensland Achieves Its First Big Covid-19 Vaccine Milestone

Gold Coast: Fun Facts about the Glitter Strip Every Queenslander Should Know!

Gold Coast is one of the most popular areas of Queensland known for its beautiful beaches, laid-back lifestyle, and abundance of tourist places. Over the years, the golden strip has become home to numerous diverse communities and emerged as one of the leading tourism, business and events cities of Queensland. Although the Gold Coast is… Continue reading Gold Coast: Fun Facts about the Glitter Strip Every Queenslander Should Know!

Historical Timeline of Sunshine Coast, the Peri-Urban Area of Queensland!

The third most populated area of Queensland, Sunshine Coast is a peri-urban, thriving, and popular zone. It touches the centre of Brisbane, the Coral Sea Coastline, Pelican Water, and Tewantin. Sunshine Coast is a popular place to live for Queenslanders and people migrating from other states making its population about 351,424. The Council of the… Continue reading Historical Timeline of Sunshine Coast, the Peri-Urban Area of Queensland!

The First Koala Sanctuary in Queensland and the World: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a popular attraction that draws people from different states of Australia and countries in the world. The sanctuary was opened in 1927 by Claude Reid also called as Cam. He and his family dedicated their life to raising awareness about Koalas and their habitats. Since its establishment, the sanctuary… Continue reading The First Koala Sanctuary in Queensland and the World: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Queensland’s First and Only Woman Hanged to Death Legally

Until 1922, death by hanging was legal in Queensland for people had committed serious and gruesome crimes. The sentences were not passed with serious deliberation like today and sentencing criminals to a death by hanging was not uncommon. However, the authorities were instructed to carry the sentences as humanely as possible. Sentences were mostly given… Continue reading Queensland’s First and Only Woman Hanged to Death Legally

Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert: The First Premier of Queensland

In the year 1860, the first parliament of Queensland sat and the first elections were conducted. After the elections, the first premier of the state was appointed on 22nd may 1860, and it was Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert. His life was prolific as a politician and public servant. Here are some interesting facts about… Continue reading Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert: The First Premier of Queensland

Sir George Ferguson Bowen: The First Governor of Queensland

From 10 December 1859 to 04 January1868, the governor of Queensland was Sir George Ferguson Bowen. The state needed a governor after Queen Victoria signed the Letters of Patent in 1859 approving the creation of Queensland as a colony and separating it from the colony of New South Wales. To help the new colony handle… Continue reading Sir George Ferguson Bowen: The First Governor of Queensland