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From creating the humble lamington to leading the nation in cutting-edge ecoscience research, Brisbane has a rich tradition of landmark feats that underline the myriad talents of its residents.
The Queensland capital can rightly claim its place as a high-achieving hub where invention and creativity have produced a wealth of enviable results across a wide variety of fields.
For a city of its size, Brisbane punches far above its weight when it comes to making valuable contributions that benefit society. So many more feats have been achieved – and are achievable – if we continue to work together and recognise the possibilities of Team Brisbane.
The lamington was invented in Brisbane by French chef Armand Galland at Old Government House. The chocolate-sponge delicacies were Galland’s answer to the perennial problem of unexpected guests.
Officially recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with 80 years of experience and over 130 koalas.
More than a convenience for Brisbane locals, the Kurilpa Bridge was awarded World Transport Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival and is the world’s largest tensegrity bridge.
Formed in 1892, Queensland Ambulance was the first service of its kind to be manned by paid staff. Established to transport the ill and injured to hospital, funding was initially sourced from community donations.
The City Sounds is Australia’s largest free live music program! Home to some of the most influential Australian bands and artists of the past 40 years, there’s no doubt Brisbane has a distinct music DNA.
The Translational Research Institute is an Australian-first initiative promoting and facilitating the discovery, manufacture and testing of treatments and therapies with a positive and profound impact on global health.