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VALE David Gibson

Brisbane (and Australia) lost a great wealth of historical knowledge last week with David’s passing (1/12/16). I was privileged to work with him since the early days of my business when David was the director at Newstead House. Not only a great historian with a love for what he did, David was also a true “old-fashioned” gentleman and a good friend of our family. Rest in Peace David.

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Welcome to, a Consultancy celebrating the rich cultural landscape of Brisbane and beyond.

history_tourBrisbane Historian

David Gibson writes, guides and lectures on All Matters Historical (and occasionally hysterical). David crafts custom-made tours for cruise industry passengers to convention delegates and their partners and has a practical understanding of heritage sites and their attendant infrastructure having worked previously at Newstead House, Brisbane and at the Queensland State Archives.

clickA onetime advisor to the Queensland Government on the development of the network of Queensland Heritage Trails, David is the ‘go to person’ for those seeking a passionate ‘hands on’ approach to the public presentation of History, Heritage Sites and Exhibitions.

Click on the HISTORY TOURS button above to find out more about touring with David as your guide.



BrochureBrisbane Historian - David GibsonOver the years, a fable has been ‘cultivated’ that Greater Brisbane has no vibrant and enduring cultural landscape. It has been well-recorded that buildings were demolished, the Past shunned and the opinions of its citizenry all but ignored. Yes, this did occur – once – however it is manifestly untrue to suggest that nothing survives; as illustrated by a Timeline which brings together actual structures, plaques, memorials and subtle reminders of earlier times.

To begin your journey, please click here…

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This annual pilgrimage to historic Norfolk Island to share in the Thanksgiving Day celebrations provide a unique insight into the rich past of this remarkable outpost of Georgian architecture in Oceania. Always popular. Do not leave it too late to book!

Norfolk Island


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