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One of Brisbane’s most famous landmarks, The Story Bridge, commemorates John Douglas Story who was born in Edinburgh in 1869, and came to Queensland as a child.

Story was a prominent and influential Queensland public servant who advocated strongly the bridge’s construction.

Story also worked for the establishment of The University of Queensland and was a founding government representative on the University Senate. He became UQ’s first full-time Vice-Chancellor from 1938-1959.

Jeannie Gibson and Nancy of Bingera, 1939. The State Library of Queensland.

What if in Scotland’s wilds we viel’d our head, Where tempests whistle round the sordid bed; Where the rug’s two-fold use we might display, By night a blanket, and a plaid by day.

Irish Novelist, Oliver Goldsmith