Regatta On The River . - Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 27° 28.950 E 152° 59.779
56J E 499636 N 6960121
Quick Description: An artists view of the riverside scenery that surrounds this traffic box outside the famous Regatta Hotel in Toowong, beside the Brisbane River.
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date Posted: 3/22/2009 2:45:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM62MP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 10

Long Description:
Outside the Regatta Hotel on the corner of Coronation Drive and Sylvan Road, Toowong, this painted traffic control box reflects the view surrounding it. It shows the Brisbane River with the Regatta Hotel and a rowing regatta in progress.

Rowing regattas were held on the river as early as the mid 1840's. These first recorded regattas were held to celebrate Foundation Day, February 13, 1842 and later Separation Day 10th December 1859. From the early 1860's onwards, competitive rowing boat clubs were formed in Brisbane. It was a true British activity.

From the 1930's the 'Head of the River' races were held on the Milton and Toowong reaches of the river and the finishing line was opposite Sylvan Road, next to the Regatta Hotel. Rowing regattas on the river were still held in the 1950's with Coronation Drive being closed to traffic while a carnival atmosphere prevailed.

Name of Artist: Jacqueline Hill.

Title of the Art: Regatta at the Regatta

Year Decorated: 2002

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