Photographer's Note

Brisbane City Hall was once the tallest building in Brisbane, built in the 1920s and opened in 1930.

The clock tower is based on the design of St Mark's Camanile in Venice, Italy. It has Westminster Chimes, which sound on the quarter hour.

There is an observation platform, open to the public above the clock.

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The sculptured Tympanum above the portico and entrance was carved by noted Brisbane sculptor Daphne Mayo in the early 1930's. There is some controversy surrounding the theme of the sculpture, which depicts the progress of civilisation. The gown-clad female figure in the centre depicts "progress" or "enlightenment", while settlers with their cattle and explorers with their horses, move out from under her protecting arms to claim the land from the indigenous people, who are represented by an aboriginal male crouching in the left hand corner and two aboriginal figures moving away in the right hand corner.

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