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Dec 21 2010

Icons of Queensland


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In 2009, the Queensland government released a list of the top 150 Queensland Icons

This is the list, in Alphabetical order:

  • 1974 Queensland floods
  • 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games
  • All chained up for women’s rights (1965 at Regatta Hotel)
  • Allan (Alfie) Langer
  • Allan Border
  • Apple and Grape Harvest Festival (Stanthorpe)
  • Australia Zoo (Sunshine Coast Hinterland)
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame (Longreach)
  • Australia’s first Aboriginal Parliamentarians
  • B&S Balls
  • Backyard BBQs
  • Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge
  • Barron Falls
  • Bee Gees
  • Beef Australia (Rockhampton)
  • Big Pineapple (Nambour)
  • Billabong
  • Billy Thorpe
  • Birdsville Races
  • Blue Care (formerly Blue Nurses)
  • Bowen mango
  • Breakfast Creek Hotel (Brisbane)
  • Brisbane City Hall
  • Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race
  • Bundaberg Rum Distillery
  • Bundy Rum (and bear)
  • Bunya Mountains
  • Burdekin Falls Dam
  • Cane fields
  • Cane toad
  • Carnarvon Gorge
  • Carnival of Flowers (Toowoomba)
  • Cathy Freeman
  • Cervical cancer vaccination (Professor Ian Frazer)
  • Charles Chauvel
  • Charles Kingsford Smith
  • Clem Jones
  • Cloudland and the Bellevue Hotel demolished
  • Country Music Muster (Gympie)
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (Gold Coast)
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Darling Downs
  • David Malouf
  • Dick Johnson
  • Dingo fence
  • Eddie Mabo
  • EkkA (Brisbane)
  • Fitzgerald Inquiry (1987-89)
  • Founders of QANTAS
  • Fraser Island
  • Gateway Bridge (Brisbane)
  • Geoffrey Rush
  • Gladys Moncrieff
  • Glasshouse Mountains
  • Gold discovered in Queensland
  • Graeme Connors
  • Grant Hackett
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Great Dividing Range
  • Greg Norman
  • Gunsynd
  • Hornibrook Highway Bridge (Redcliffe)
  • Hugh Lunn
  • Immune system research wins Nobel Prize
  • Indy (Gold Coast)
  • Isolated Children’s Parents Association
  • Jacaranda tree
  • James Cook
  • John Flynn
  • Judith Wright
  • Keith Urban
  • Kids Alive – Do the Five
  • Kieren Perkins
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway (Cairns)
  • Lamington
  • Lamington National Park
  • Leslie Thiess
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (Brisbane)
  • Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment
  • Mabo High Court of Australia decision
  • Macadamia nut
  • Magnetic Island
  • Mal Meninga
  • Maroon
  • Matthew Hayden
  • Mick Doohan
  • Moreton Bay
  • Mount Isa Rodeo
  • Mud crab
  • Noosa
  • Noosa Triathalon
  • Old Museum (Brisbane)
  • Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)
  • Outback Queensland
  • Panyiri Greek Festival (Brisbane)
  • Paronella Park (North Queensland)
  • Pat Rafter
  • Polio treatment
  • Powderfinger
  • Q1 (Gold Coast)
  • QANTAS Hangars (Longreach and Cloncurry)
  • QANTAS takes to the air
  • Queensland proclaimed as a new colony
  • Queensland the first with free education
  • Queensland wins its first Sheffield Shield (1995)
  • Queenslander house
  • Railway comes to Queensland (1865)
  • Riverfire (Riverfestival)
  • Rod Laver
  • Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Savage Garden
  • School of the Air
  • Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cable (Cairns)
  • South Bank Parklands (Brisbane)
  • Southern Cross windmills
  • Springbrook National Park
  • St John’s Cathedral (Brisbane)
  • State Emergency Service
  • State of Origin
  • Steele Rudd
  • Steve Irwin
  • Story Bridge (Brisbane)
  • Stradbroke Island
  • Summer afternoon storms
  • Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park)
  • Sunshine
  • Surf Lifesavers
  • Surfers Paradise
  • Susie O’Neill
  • The Gabba (Brisbane)
  • The University of Queensland Great Court
  • Thongs
  • Tilt train
  • Undara Lava Tubes
  • Wally Lewis
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • Wayne Bennett
  • Weis Fruit Bar
  • Whitsundays
  • William McInnes
  • Woodford Folk Festival
  • World Expo ’88
  • World Heritage listing of the Wet Tropics
  • wotif.com.au
  • XXXX Beer
  • XXXX Brewery (Brisbane)
  • Yatala Pie Shop
  • Yungaba Immigration Centre

The ministerial release that was the source for the above list is here and shows these Icons in the different groups that they are allocated to.

More Icons can be seen at: Icons of Australia and England



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