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By Sarah Ward
March 13, 2017

The Story of Brisbane — Playabout Productions

This walking tour offers a different take on the city's history.
By Sarah Ward
March 13, 2017

How much do you know about this great city of ours? If you've lived here long enough, you might've picked up a few pieces of trivia; however even those with an encyclopaedic awareness of Brissie can discover a thing or two at Brisbane Powerhouse's latest offering.

Think of The Story of Brisbane as a different take on the city's history — and one that shares the views of everyone from David Malouf to The Go-Betweens, while bringing you into the tale as well. With actors Therese Collie and Tim Mullooly as your guides, you'll embark upon a riverside tour based upon the words of Brisbane's great writers. As your feet are roaming around town, you'll delve into events spanning the original indigenous settlements to the state of the area today.

A standard, school-style lesson, this definitely isn't, with Collie and Mullooly transforming themselves into a variety of characters during the wandering walk. You will need a Wednesday morning free to attend the weekly event — but if you're lucky enough to have a day off, you'll gain a unique insight into the city you call home.

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