Brisbane central business district
The Brisbane central business district, officially gazetted as the suburb of Brisbane City and colloquially referred to as the city, is the heart of the state capital of Queensland, Australia. It is located on a point on the bank of the Brisbane River. The triangular shaped area is bounded by the Brisbane River to the east, the point, known at its tip as Gardens Point, slopes upward to the north-west where the city is bounded by parkland and the inner city suburb of Spring Hill to the north. The CBD is bounded to the north-east by the suburb of Fortitude Valley, to the west the CBD is bounded by Petrie Terrace, which in 2010 was reinstated as a suburb. It occupies an area of 1.367 km², the City is laid out according to a grid pattern surveyed during the citys early colonial days, a feature typical of most Australian street patterns. As a general rule, the streets aligned northwest-south east are named after members of the House of Hanover. Queen Street was the roadway, that was turned into a pedestrian mall.
It forms the axis for the grid of roads within the district. The Brisbane central business district was built on a spur of the Taylor Range with the highest spot in the suburb being Wickham Terrace, North Quay is an area in the CBD that was a landing point during the first European exploration of the Brisbane River. The location was known as Petrie Gardens and was an early settlement farm. The site was named after Andrew Petrie and has been the base for water police, the location of Customs House and the preference for wharves was due to site being directly downstream from the central business district. Up until 1964, a Brisbane City Council regulation limited building heights to 132 ft, some of the first skyscrapers built in the CBD include the SGIO building in 1970 and AMP Place in 1977. In the last few decades the number of apartment buildings that have constructed has increased substantially. Brisbane is home to several of Australias tallest buildings, the Brisbane CBD is one of the major business hubs in Australia.
The City contains many tall office buildings occupied by organisations, the areas around the Queen Street Mall and Adelaide Street is primarily a retail precinct. A legal precinct exists around the court buildings located around the intersections of George Street and Adelaide. The government precinct is an area centred on the Executive Building that includes many Queensland Government offices,111 George Street, Mineral House, Education House and the Neville Bonner building in William Street are located here. The Brisbane CBD has only one third the number of hotel rooms that either Sydney or Melbournes central business districts have
The Tattersalls Cup Handicap is a Tattersalls Racing Club Group 3 open handicap race for Thoroughbred horses run over a distance of 2200 metres at Eagle Farm Racecourse, Queensland in June. The inaugural running of the race was in 1924 when Serelot won, during World War II the Tattersalls Race club held the race at Albion Park Racecourse, the only functioning racecourse in Brisbane at the time. The 1987 winner, the New Zealand bred mare Kensai went on in the year to win the Melbourne Cup, between 1985 and 1987 the race was known as the Castlemaine Gold Cup
Leslie Gordon Corrie was an architect and the mayor of Brisbane, Queensland from 1902 to 1903. A number of his works are now heritage-listed. Leslie Gordon Corrie was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1859 and he worked as an architect, first in Hobart and in Launceston. In 1886, he moved to Brisbane, from 1888 to 1892, he was in partnership with his former employer, Henry Hunter trading as Hunter and Corrie. From 1898 to 1905, he was in partnership with G. H. M, at other times he had a solo practice. He was a member of the Queensland Institute of Architects in 1887. On 25 March 1899, Corrie married Christina Jane Macpherson at St Thomas Church, Corrie served as an alderman on the Brisbane Municipal Council from 1901 to 1905 and was mayor in 1902 and 1903. He was a fellow of the Linneas Society and he was a president of the Queensland Acclimatisation Society. He was involved in introducing and trialling many fruits and plants into Queensland and he is credited with the introduction of the custard apple.
Corrie died in Brisbane on 2 August 1918 and he was buried in Toowong Cemetery on 3 August 1918
Doomben Racecourse is a horse racing venue in Brisbane, Australia. It is located in the suburb of Ascot,7 kilometres north of the Brisbane central business district, the turf track is 26 metres wide, with a circumference of 1715 metres and a home straight of 350 metres. Races are run in a clockwise direction, the racecourse was inaugurated in 1933 and subsequently was shut down during the Second World War, when it was used by allied troops during the Pacific War. In 1946, when the course reopened, the TM Ahern Cup, the Doomben Cup is now considered to be one of the best middle-distance racing events in the country. In 1982, an upgrade to Doomben gave it new world class facilities. The racecourse is serviced by Doomben railway station, eagle Farm Racecourse is located nearby in the same suburb. The following is a list of Group races which are run at Doomben Racecourse, media related to Doomben Racecourse at Wikimedia Commons
Ascot railway station, Brisbane
Ascot railway station is located on the Pinkenba line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Ascot adjacent to Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot station opened on 3 September 1882 as Hendra Siding coinciding with that of the Pinkenba railway line. It was renamed Racecourse and eventually renamed as Ascot, the line was electrified on 6 February 1988. Trains continued to serve Ascot when major events were held. Passenger services resumed on 27 January 1998, but only as far as Doomben with bus connections to the abandoned stations. A combined entry for Eagle Farm Racecourse and Ascot Railway Station was listed in the Queensland Heritage Register in 2004, Ascot station is served by all stops Doomben line services from Doomben to Roma Street, Park Road and Cleveland. Media related to Ascot railway station at Wikimedia Commons Ascot station Queensland Rail Ascot station Queenslands Railways on the Internet Ascot station TransLink travel information
Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys or driven over a set distance for competition. Horse races vary widely in format, countries have developed their own particular horse racing traditions. Variations include restricting races to particular breeds, running over obstacles, running over different distances, running on different track surfaces, Horse racing has a long and distinguished history and has been practised in civilisations across the world since ancient times. Archaeological records indicate that horse racing occurred in Ancient Greece, Syria and it plays an important part of myth and legend, such as the contest between the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. Chariot racing was one of the most popular ancient Greek, both chariot and mounted horse racing were events in the ancient Greek Olympics by 648 BC and were important in the other Panhellenic Games. This was despite the fact that racing was often dangerous to both driver and horse as they frequently suffered serious injury and even death.
In the Roman Empire and mounted horse racing were major industries, fifteen to 20 riderless horses, originally imported from the Barbary Coast of North Africa, ran the length of the Via del Corso, a long, straight city street, in about 2½ minutes. In times, Thoroughbred racing became, and remains, popular with the aristocrats and royalty of British society, equestrians honed their skills through games and races. Equestrian sports provided entertainment for crowds and honed the excellent horsemanship that was needed in battle, Horse racing of all types evolved from impromptu competitions between riders or drivers. The various forms of competition, requiring demanding and specialized skills from both horse and rider, resulted in the development of specialized breeds and equipment for each sport. The popularity of sports through the centuries has resulted in the preservation of skills that would otherwise have disappeared after horses stopped being used in combat. There are many different types of racing, Flat racing.
Jump racing, or Jumps racing, known as Steeplechasing or, in the UK and Ireland, National Hunt racing, Harness racing, where horses trot or pace while pulling a driver in a sulky. Breeds that are used for flat racing include the Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Paint, Jump racing breeds include the Thoroughbred and AQPS. In harness racing, Standardbreds are used in Australia, New Zealand and North America, light cold blood horses, such as Finnhorses and Scandinavian coldblood trotter are used in harness racing within their respective geographical areas. There are races for ponies, both flat and jump and harness racing, Flat racing is the most common form of racing seen worldwide. Track surfaces vary, with turf most common in Europe, dirt more common in North America and Asia, individual flat races are run over distances ranging from 440 yards up to two and a half miles, with distances between five and twelve furlongs being most common. Short races are referred to as sprints, while longer races are known as routes in the United States or staying races in Europe
Henry Hunter (architect)
Henry Hunter was a prominent architect and civil servant in Tasmania and Queensland, Australia. He is best known for his work on churches, Hunter was born in Nottingham, son of Walter and Tomasina Hunter. His father was an architect, and he studied the craft under his father attending the Nottingham School of Design. He immigrated to Australia in 1848 with his two sisters and parents, originally settling in South Australia before moving to Tasmania, upon the death of his parents 2-3 years after arrival in Australia, he moved to Tasmania where his older brother George Hunter had already settled. Hunter spent a period in the Victorian goldfields on his way to Tasmania. He became engaged in the Huon Valley timber trade for several years and he began work as an architect the same year. He worked in Tasmania for thirty seven years, during which he engaged in a number of civic roles and was a noted local singer. He co-starred with Amy Sherwin in a performance of Il trovatore. He moved to Brisbane in 1888 where he opened a firm with his former apprentice Leslie Corrie.
Upon his departure a farewell dinner was organised by builders and architects of Hobart, attended by the Lord Mayor of Hobart, Premier of Tasmania and the state Attorney General. During his time in Brisbane he remained a prominent architect, being President of the Queensland Institute of Architects in 1890 and his most notable works in Brisbane were additions made to the All Hallows School convent and the design of the Queensland Deposit Bank. The Henry Hunter Galleries, the permanent art exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum. A collection of 1800 of his drawings and notes are held by the Tasmanian Museum. In 2006 the architectural firm founded by him celebrated its 150th anniversary of continuous business
It is one of the highlight races on the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival with total prize money of A$1,500,000. The race is named after Lord Stradbroke, relative to Henry John Rous, five two-year-olds have won the race, the last was Wiggle, carrying 7 stone 5 pounds in 1958. The 1,400 metre race and track record is 1,20.2 established by Toledo in 1998, between 1982 and 1988 the race was known as the Elders Handicap. In 1890 the Stradbroke Handicap was a Principal race run over six furlongs, the distance was changed in 1953 to 7 furlongs and in 1972 to the current distance of 1,400 metres. Due to track reconstruction of Eagle Farm Racecourse for the 2014–15 racing season the event is transferred to Doomben Racecourse over a shorter distance of 1350 metres. List of Australian Group races Group races
Racecourse Road, Brisbane
Racecourse Road in Hamilton, Queensland, is a dining and entertainment precinct in Brisbane, joining Kingsford Smith Drive and the Eagle Farm Racecourse. Racecourse Road extends for 900 metres from Kingsford Smith Drive in Hamilton in the south to Eagle Farm Racecourse in Ascot in the north, at its southern end, it connects to Portside Wharf and the Hamilton Harbour precinct, at its northern end to the Doomben Racecourse. The road is known for the poinciana trees lining the footpaths along its full length. Racecourse Road was serviced by a Brisbane tram line from 1899 until 1969 when all Brisbane tram services were abandoned and it is now serviced by four stops of Brisbana bus lines 300 and 305, as well as lines 301,302 and 303. TransLinks CityCat terminal is located the southern end at Bretts Wharf. Access to the City network train services is provided since 1882 by the Eagle Farm railway station, the first taxi company in Brisbane, the Ascot Taxi Service, was founded by Edmund Beckham and Edward Videan in 1919 and it operated from the Ascot Garage on Racecourse Road.
Racecourse Road is home to more than 130 businesses, st Augustines Anglican Church, whose car park is accessed from Racecourse Road, was built in 1919. It is a brick building with a chapel and a columbarium beneath. Different sections of the building commemorate different sections of the Australian armed forces, the Front Row Theatre conducts its season in the old Hamilton Town Hall. The current councillor for the Hamilton ward, David McLachlan, now occupies the office Nicholls used when he was councillor, st Augustines Anglican Church starts its Christmas celebrations with a community carols concert
Bretts Wharf is located on the northern side of the Brisbane River serving the Brisbane suburb of Hamilton. Bretts Wharf was the terminus for downstream CityCat services until Apollo Road reopened in February 2008 and it is served by Transdev Brisbane Ferries CityCat services. Ferry services to Bretts Wharf were withdrawn in December 1998 when services east of Norman Park were withdrawn, services were restored in January 2007. The wharf sustained damage during the January 2011 Brisbane floods. It reopened after repairs on 14 February 2011 and it closed on 12 June 2015 and was demolished. On 13 June 2015, a new wharf opened 200 metres east of the original wharf and it was built in association with improvement works to the adjoining Kingsford Smith Drive
John H. Buckeridge
John H. John Hingeston Buckeridge was born 1857 in Oxford, the son of the architect, Charles Buckeridge, and his wife, Anne. He attended at Magdalen College and studied architecture under J. L. Pearson, Buckeridge married Ada and had thirteen children, of whom his eldest son, was killed at Lone Pine in World War I. Buckeridge himself served in the Artists Rifles from 1874-1878, Buckeridge died on 25 June 1934 at his residence,8 Garfield Street, Sydney. He was privately cremated at Woronora crematorium on 26 June 1934, Buckeridge migrated to Australia in 1886. In 1887 he went to Queensland by invitation of William Webber, third Bishop of Brisbane, was appointed the Diocesan Architect for the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane, during that period he designed about sixty wooden churches for parishes in southern Queensland. Remaining examples include Christ Church, which was built as a replacement for the earlier stone church. The small Arts and Crafts style building is still in use and has a heritage listing, buckeridges more substantial churches include the stone church of St Lukes Anglican Church, Toowoomba.
Christ Church Anglican Church, was designed in the 1890s and it is of dark brick, in the English Gothic style and has a tower and spire. Buckeridge built the Quetta Memorial Church, now All Souls and St Bartholomews Memorial Cathedral, on Thursday Island, in memory of the lives lost in the wreck of the RMS Quetta. In 1892 Buckeridge commenced work in Sydney, remodeling the interior of St James’ Church, King Street, removing the galleries, creating an apse, at this time he was employed on work at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. This building, one of the largest cathedrals in Australia, was designed by John Horbury Hunt, in 1902 Buckeridge introduced a number of structural details to support the roof. In 1907 Buckeridge became an architect with the New South Wales Department of Public Works, remaining in that position until his retirement