The Queens Gardens is named for the statue of Queen Victoria that was unveiled there in 1906, the gardens have only taken their present state since 1963. The site of the penal settlement engineer’s cottage and the first lumberyard, it became a garden for the chaplain into the 1840s.
The Church of England acquired the property in 1848 and over the next 50 years a pro-cathedral, manse, school and other buildings were erected here. Most of them were demolished in 1904, creating the first part of the gardens next to the former Executive building. The criminal Investigation Branch occupied the remaining buildings until they were demolished in the early 1960s, clearing the way for a redesign of the whole site as a park.
There is also a statue of former Premier Thomas Ryan, a Royal Australian Air Force Memorial, Monument of Memories and field gun.
A German World War I field gun was unveiled on 18 August 1917. The trophy of British valour was presented to Queensland by Lord Kitchener, on behalf of the His Majesty King George V.
Monument of Memories is set in a hedge surrounding a garden of white roses, diagonally opposite the RAAF memorial. It is dedicated to the 70,000 women who served Australia in all services.
The RAAF Memorial was unveiled on 2 May 1996 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of its formation. The memorial honours all men and women who served in the RAAF, especially those who in so doing, gave their lives or suffered lasting hurt. Arising from the base, radiating compass points cast in bronze and three metres above the ground is a life-size bronze wedge-tailed eagle.
This is a beautiful garden sitting between the Conrad International Hotel and Conrad Treasury Casino and overlooking the Brisbane River. [more ]
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