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List of Queensland's Q150 Icons

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Big Pineapple, Nambour

Queensland's Q150 Icons is an official list of cultural icons compiled as part of Q150 (the 150th birthday of Queensland) in 2009 by the Government of Queensland, Australia, that represent the people, places and events that are significant to Queensland.

Contents

HistoryEdit

A list of 300 nominations for Queenlsand cultural icons was compiled by the Queensland Government, organised into 10 categories, and then the Queensland public were invited to vote to produce a final list of 150 icons. The final list was announced on 10 June 2009 by the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, as part of Queensland's 150th birthday celebrations, a year-long event known as Q150.[1]

State shapersEdit

Influential artistsEdit

Sports legendsEdit

LocationsEdit

 
Australia Zoo
 
Stockman's Hall of Fame
1 Australia Zoo (Sunshine Coast Hinterland)
2 Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame (Longreach)
3 Surfers Paradise
4 Bundaberg Rum Distillery
5 Big Pineapple (Nambour)
6 South Bank Parklands (Brisbane)
7 Noosa
8 Breakfast Creek Hotel (Brisbane)
9 Yatala Pie Shop
10 Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge
11 Paronella Park (North Queensland)
12 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (Brisbane)
13 Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (Gold Coast)
14 Great Dividing Range
15 Darling Downs

Natural attractionsEdit

Structures and engineering featsEdit

 
Story Bridge
 
Kuranda Scenic Railway
1 Story Bridge (Brisbane)
2 Kuranda Scenic Railway (Cairns)
3 XXXX Brewery (Brisbane)
4 Brisbane City Hall
5 Skyrail Rainforest Cable (Cairns)
6 Gateway Bridge (Brisbane)
7 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park)
8 Q1 (Gold Coast)
9 The Gabba (Brisbane)
10 The University of Queensland Great Court
11 St John's Cathedral (Brisbane)
12 Old Museum (Brisbane)
13 QANTAS Hangars (Longreach and Cloncurry)
14 Hornibrook Highway Bridge (Redcliffe)
15 Burdekin Falls Dam

Defining momentsEdit

 
Expo '88
 
1974 Brisbane River flood
1 World Expo '88 (1988)
2 1974 Queensland floods
3 QANTAS takes to the air (1920)
4 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games
5 Mabo High Court of Australia decision (1992)
6 Fitzgerald Inquiry (1987-89)
7 Queensland proclaimed as a new colony (1859)
8 Gold discovered in Queensland (1858)
9 World Heritage listing of the Wet Tropics (1988)
10 Queensland wins its first Sheffield Shield (1995)
11 Cloudland and the Bellevue Hotel demolished (1992 & 1989)
12 Queensland the first with free education
13 Australia's first Aboriginal Parliamentarians: Neville Bonner (1971)
14 All chained up for women's rights (1965 at Regatta Hotel)
15 Railway comes to Queensland (1865)

Innovations and inventionsEdit

Events and festivalsEdit

 
Ekka
 
State of Origin
1 Ekka (Brisbane)
2 State of Origin series
3 Birdsville Races
4 Riverfire (Riverfestival)
5 Woodford Folk Festival
6 Carnival of Flowers (Toowoomba)
7 Country Music Muster (Gympie)
8 Indy (Gold Coast)
9 Apple and Grape Harvest Festival (Stanthorpe)
10 B&S Balls
11 Beef Australia (Rockhampton)
12 Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race
13 Mount Isa Rodeo
14 Panyiri Greek Festival (Brisbane)
15 Noosa Triathalon

Typically QueenslandEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bligh, Anna (10 June 2009). "PREMIER UNVEILS QUEENSLAND'S 150 ICONS". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Bell, Peter (2016). "Thiess, Sir Leslie Charles (Les) (1909–1992)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "ISOLATED CHILDREN'S PARENTS' ASSOCIATION". Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Kids Alive - Do The Five". Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lucas' Papaw Remedies". Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "IZ Windmill". Pentair Southern Cross. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 

External linksEdit

  Media related to Q150 Icons at Wikimedia Commons