Brisbane looking from the Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Coot-tha, June 1930

Queensland State Archives posted a photo:

Taken from Cairns Post, Friday 22 June 1923:



Out a few miles from Brisbane and within easy walking distance of trams and trains is the terminating point of Taylor’s Range, Mount Coot-tha.

The name is aboriginal, signifying honey. In the days when the blacks had their camps on the slopes of the hills and hunted in the scrubs, the locality was famous for the “sugar bags” the honey of the little stingless native bee (writes the Queensland correpsondent to the “Age”).

The outlook from Mt. Coot-tha is very beautfiul. Sir Henry Braddon, who with other Chamber of Commercers lately visited the spot, said that several inter-State visitors had an animated discussion as to whether any city in Australia had a finer panoramic outlook.

“We were inclined to agree as a whole, after a little pressing of royal claims, that there was

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