Number of years lived in Brisbane:
I’m a born and bred Brisbanite! I still pack my “port” when I travel, and wear my “togs” when I go to the beach. I still call everyone “mate” and haven’t missed an Ekka since I first went as a four-year-old.
Favourite things about Brisbane:
Brisbane is my favourite city in the world because it offers a safe environment and it has world-class cultural and entertainment venues. I love the relaxed lifestyle, the weather, the environment and, of course, the local, friendly faces.
Favourite place in Brisbane:
Even before its magnificent restoration and renewal, I would have to say Brisbane City Hall. It brings back vivid childhood memories of growing up in Brisbane and persuading Mum to take me up the City Hall clock tower. It’s a real people’s building.
Fascinating fact I like to share about Brisbane:
Be sure to look up, look down and look all around you when walking the streets of Brisbane, because on every street you'll spot public art which is amazing and interesting.
I enjoy being a Brisbane Greeter because:
I love interacting with people of all ages, and love sharing the fascinating aspects of Brisbane with others. The Brisbane Greeters Program gives me the incentive to keep finding out more about the Brisbane of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and the whole experience is truly amazing.
Public Art and Contemporary Design, and Major Heritage Buildings.
I was very fortunate to have met a wonderful Brisbane greeter - Tina Royle, during my stay there. Knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent person, she gave us such interesting details of the city. She made even inanimate things come to life.
I just wanted to share that when I was in Brisbane last week, I had the pleasure of walking around the city with Greeter Tina, and I had a blast! Tina was so friendly and knowledgeable; she really made the city more rich and magical than I could ever have seen it on my own! Thank you so much, Tina, for sharing your love of your city with me, and for making my trip truly unforgettable!
Tina Royle is amazing! She was so warm and friendly and absolutely considerate of my son and included him always! Thank you Brisbane Greeters!