It was to be the last day of September 1982 when the XII Commonwealth Games, ‘The Friendly Games’, bounded into town in the pouch of a giant plastic marsupial and put Brisbane at last on the proverbial map.
Rainbow serpent at 4AAA mural in West End. Credit: Damian West It is often framed as a totem, a sign of some higher latent human potential that modern Australia was able to pull itself together at the seams minus the ritual violence, upheaval and general ugliness that usually goes hand-in-hand with the birth of nations. A nation born beneath a dove…no monkey business here. At least that’s how the story goes when Australia’s Indigenous (First Nations) people are sidelined to the bleachers, in turn obscuring a second, untold parallel birth; that of the ultimate ‘other’. During the 1970s and 80s in Brisbane and around the nation, First Nations communities started to recognize the power of radio and other media as… Read More →
The take-home message is that African communities are here, they’re strong and they’re an integral part of the Brisbane community.
A food fight has erupted on a global scale as growing collective action against agricultural giant Monsanto has attracted worldwide attention through social media.
The vibe in postcode 4077 grew deadly for all the right reasons on Saturday when thousands of young performers, supporters, elders and people from the wider community descended upon CJ Greenfield Sporting Complex to enjoy the 2013 annual Stylin’Up festival.