At the beginning of the twentieth century Brisbane trailed behind Sydney and Melbourne in the provision of parks and monuments, a defect which troubled progressive citizens.

Premier Peter Beattie and the Queensland Government logo, c2000. Peter Beattie photographed at a public ‘unveiling’ beside his government’s new logo.

Queenslanders, it could be argued, have a predilection for catchy slogans. This distinctive character has long been promoted and exploited by the State’s tourism authorities.

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