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Brisbane – Australia New World City: A History of the old Town Hall, City Hall, and the Brisbane City Council 1985 – 2013 by Denver Beanland

Apart from the history of the old Town Hall and City Hall, this book provides an analysis of Council’s policies and the delivery of services and infrastructure that shaped Brisbane between 1985 and 2013. It provides a permanent record of Council accomplishments during a period of enormous change, growing expectations and improved lifestyle.

It was not until after the end of World War I, with prospect of the Greater Brisbane Scheme coming to fruition that the Council finally agreed to proceed with the construction of ‘The Million Pound Town Hall’, as it became known, on the current site. After major restoration work over three years, costing $215 million, the City Hall was reopened on 6 April 2013.

Denver Beanland holds a Bachelor of Arts with first class Honours in History (2003) and a PhD in History (2008) from The University of Queensland. Denver served as a Member of the Queensland Parliament from 1986 to 2001. Between 1976 and 1986 Denver was an Alderman of the Brisbane City Council and, in 1985-86, was Vice-Mayor.

Wednesday lunchtime talks are free, lunch afterwards $5.

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