Pleasure: how people enjoy the landscape

Stell, Marion (2010) Pleasure: how people enjoy the landscape. Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes, 2009-2010 .

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Author Stell, Marion
Title Pleasure: how people enjoy the landscape
Journal name Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes
ISSN 1838-708X
Publication date 2010-12-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 2009-2010
Total pages 5
Editor Peter Spearritt
Marion Stell
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Original Creative Work - Other
Formatted abstract
When news spread that Governor George Bowen’s long anticipated arrival in Brisbane in December 1859 had been delayed, the Queensland Free Press claimed ‘Pleasure arrangements were upset, and a general expression of dullness was manifested’. Queenslanders were displeased that their planned public holiday program was disrupted. The program promised ‘various rural and amusing sports’ in the Botanic Gardens and adjacent land and a regatta on the Brisbane River. Displeasure quickly turned to pleasure when news of the governor’s arrival was announced one week later, Brisbane was at once in a state of excitement; in a few minutes everyone had heard the news; fireworks and guns were let off and men were hurrahing with great strength of lungs in all parts of the town. Pleasure had great currency in Brisbane, once the convict period ceased. Pleasure trips and pleasure excursions were frequently made to Moreton Bay and all parts of the Brisbane River. These trips left from McCabe’s wharf to the Bay. ‘Pleasure seekers’ embarked on a picnic on New Years Day 1862 down the river to Lytton. One commentator wrote to the editor of the Courier in September 1862 that, ‘There are numerous parties in different parts of the Bay either gaining a living or going from place to place for pleasure’.
Copyright © Marion Stell, 2010
Keyword Big things
Cultural attractions
Gold Coast
Tropical islands
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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