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Sketching on MacArthur Day in Queen Street Mall.

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Sketching a facade in Queen Street Brisbane
Sitting in Queen Street with the Brisbane City Sketchers on a glorious Saturday. It was MacArther Day in the city and we were serenaded by big bands.  There are some beautiful facades in Queen Street, and they are getting harder to see with all the infrastr...

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Queen Street Shop Facade
Sketching with the Brisbane City Sketchers in Queen Street Mall  A4 sketchbook Lamy pen and Watercolour.

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Gorgeous Sketching weather in Brisbane City

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Brisbane City Sketchers in Roma Street Parkland
Local Indigenous people used the area for thousands of years conducting meetings and ceremonies. They even had camps in the area. In 1825 the Roma Street Parkland area was part of the original Brisbane settlement. In 1875 a terminal station in Roma Street w...

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Roma Street Parkland - Brisbane
The Brisbane City Sketchers went to the Parkland today to sketch.  It is the middle of winter here, and it was 26 deg C  a little above average, and it was gorgeous. Roma Street parkland has quite a History; The area  has a long and varied
history; from a ...

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Dutton Park Cemetery also known as South Brisbane Cemetery
South Brisbane Cemetery is a heritage-listed cemetery, built from 1870 to 1990s - The was reserved as a supplement to the
overflowing Paddington Cemetery in 1864 although the first official
burial, of a woman by the name of Jane Hocking, didn’t occur unti...

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One of Brisbanes Oldest Cemeteries.
Dutton Park Cemetery One of Queensland’s oldest burial grounds, Dutton Park Cemetery was reserved as a supplement to the overflowing Paddington Cemetery in 1864. The first official burial of a woman by the name of Jane Hocking, occurred until 1870. The stat...

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Urban Sketching in the City

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Urban Sketching with the Brisbane City Sketchers
Queensland scientist Dr William Hobbs 
(1822-1890) house, known as Adelaide House because it was built on
Adelaide street, was built in 1855.  It sits in the grounds of St Johns
Cathedral, and is heritage listed. Dr Hobbs  arrived at Moreton Bay on 1
Ma...
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