Former Victoria Bridge Abutment (Memorial)

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area

A sandstone bridge abutment adjacent to Victoria Bridge in the South Bank Precinct became a WWI memorial because of a 1918 home-coming tragedy.

Greek Australian 11-year-old Hector Vasyli was in the crowd cheering returning soldiers when he was struck and killed by a car in the parade. A marble memorial tablet was unveiled on 8 December 1918. It featured a bronze relief portrait of Hector, by sculptor Daphne Mayo.

When a decision was made to build a new bridge, it was decided to retain one abutment on the south side of the 1897 structure-the only bridge at that point able to withstand Brisbane River in flood. Leaving the neoclassical-styled remnant also fulfilled the Brisbane Greek community's wish to maintain the memorial plaque for Hector.

During the 1969 demolition, the marble tablet was held by the Greek community. The bronze portrait was lost and replaced. The memorial was reinstated prior to ANZAC Day 1971.

A memorial service is held at this site on ANZAC Day.

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Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$0 - 12
25 November 2017 – 18 February 2018
The worlds biggest names in fashion photography are coming to Gold Coast City Gallery at The Arts Centre Gold Coast in Summer 2017 to 2018. Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast celebrates iconic images from the first fashion photographs of the early twentieth century through to the modern day.

Shen Yun 2018 – Gold Coast

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Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
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The Avenue is proud to host the most entertaining performer you will ever see on your travels. Floating gently to you from the Coast of Gold, Benny D Williams brings his "junkyard soul" sounds to our ears.

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Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
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Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
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From AU$49.90 - 54.90
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Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
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Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
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