This inner city waterfall was fairly roaring away as I walked past yesterday.

I've often noted its old brick surrounds and wondered if it is the site of John Oxley's fresh water. Apparently the original settlement for Brisbane was supposed to be at Redcliffe, but the plagues of biting insects made them look elsewhere.

There is an obelisk almost directly above this point on North Quay that reads "Here John Oxley landing to look for water discovered the site of this city. 28th September 1824."

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Rae Allen is a digital mixed-media professional, developing web sites, creating audio, taking photos, encoding video, and managing digital media projects. Rae has worked as a reporter on radio and TV, has managed radio stations and radio networks, and more recently managed and collaborated with small teams building and maintaining a collection of Australia's most informative local websites

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