Retaining wall on the road at North Quay Brisbane 1889

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Where: 80 Ann St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

When: 01 January 1900

Title: Retaining wall on the road at North Quay Brisbane 1889

Collection: APO-10 A.Lomer & Co. Photograph Album

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Description: This retaining wall, topped by a brick and wrought iron fence, was built ca. 1887 to repair a large land slip on River Road, now known as Coronation Drive. The view is at Milton Reach, looking upstream from North Quay. (Description supplied with photograph)

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    • 19/Sep/2014 07:26:03

    Presumably taken during the 1889 flood. I'm not 100% sure, but I think the retaining wall which we see in the foreground to the rhs is still there...a good portion of the brick and cast-iron railing fence which sits atop the retaining wall is definitely still there...though the caps on the brick pillars have been removed at some point. Another fascinating pic of 19th century Brisbane. Thanks for posting it on Flickr SLQ!!! PS - the ANMM also have a fascinating Poulsen Studios pic of this stretch of the river...taken a few years later, during the 1893 flood evidently... [] Recent pics of the fence [[email protected]/15007654036/] [[email protected]/15030290322/]