What’s 345km long and curly? To those with Bulimba real estate, it’s not much of a riddle. Any Brisbanite can tell you that we’re asking about the Brisbane river, the symbol and life-giver of the Queensland capital.
The importance of the Brisbane river to the city is well known and self-evident. Yet there is much more to be explored around the relationship of the city and the river, something which the Museum of Brisbane has decided to undertake until 1 December this year.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, for no cost at all, Brisbanites can check out The River: A History of Brisbane at the museum, a journey through all the twists, turns, heartbreaks and joyous occasions faced by the city through its existence.
The exhibition is arranged by six themes, all looking at a different aspect of the river: its beauty, the river crossings, its importance to local industry, the city’s attempts to protect it, its shaping forces and the many historical moments it witnessed. To explore the history of the river is truly to explore the history of Brisbane as a whole.
The exhibit is a great day out for both kids and parents to learn a little about their city, as well as feed your cultural appetite.