Bribie Island featured in a
Block diagram of Brisbane region 1959
This year is 160 years since Queensland became the Colony of Queensland when it separated from the Colony of New South Wales in 1859.
|Cover of Walkabout magazine|
Sixty years ago, in June 1959, the magazine Walkabout produced a souvenir issue to celebrate the centenary and courtesy of the National Library of Australia's wonderful online resource Trove, the souvenir magazine can be read online.
Happy Birthday Queensland!
|A Block Diagram of the Brisbane Valley.|
Walkabout, June 1959, page 17
As you can see Bribie Island is one of the islands depicted.
This block diagram had been previously published by Prof. Thomas Griffith Taylor in his book on Australia (7th ed., 1959, Fig. 61).
Grif Taylor (1880-1963) was an English geographer, anthropologist and world explorer. He was a survivor of Captain Robert Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica.
Taylor, T.G. (1959) Australia: a study of warm environments and their effect on British settlement. 7th ed. Fig. 61: A block diagram of the Brisbane Valley.
Walkabout Magazine (1934-1978) produced by the Australian National Travel Association available online via National Library of Australia's Trove https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-566923190