Brisbane Arcade 100 Year Anniversary

Almost a century old, Brisbane Arcade celebrates 100 years in 2024. Turn your thoughts into words and post your memories on their website.

Brisbane Arcade © image Gretchen Bernet-Ward 2023

Quote: “A grand heritage arcade ‘for the people’, Brisbane Arcade is arguably Brisbane’s most cherished shopping Arcade where nearly every visitor has their own special memories of visits to the Arcade over its many decades. Brisbane Arcade’s distinct old world yesteryear charm is enchanting.” 

Brisbane Arcade © image Gretchen Bernet-Ward 2023

“Today, the iconic Brisbane Arcade is where visitors step into an Arcade steeped in history, memories and timeless elegance.”

I sense that elegance and a certain intimacy every time I walk off busy Queen Street and into the calmness of Brisbane Arcade. And I love the Gallery level!

Soon: I will be posting my own personal (spooky) experience so watch this blog. I am sure if you live and work in Brisbane you will also have some early shopping tales to tell.

 Gretchen Bernet-Ward

Art Deco leadlight glasswork in L’s Espresso Café Brisbane Arcade © image Gretchen Bernet-Ward 2023

Save the Bilby

Two Easter Bilbies hiding in cupboard © Gretchen Bernet-Ward 2023

Bilby – Australia’s Easter Bunny

Common name: Greater bilby
Scientific name: Macrotis lagotis
Family: Thylacomyidae

Among the hot, dry grasslands of western Queensland, the Greater Bilby lives far from the public interest surrounding its conservation. As one of Queensland’s 15 endangered mammals, the Greater Bilby is the subject of intense conservation efforts. This includes attempts to replace the Easter Bunny with the Easter Bilby in Australia, in an effort to make the public aware of this important animal’s endangered plight. Find out more:

Save the Bilby – Donations welcome

Quote: “Every Darrell Lea chocolate Bilby you buy helps raise money for the Save the Bilby Fund, 20 cents from every purchase will help the national breeding program and support the Save The Bilby Fund’s mission to have 10,000 Bilbies in the population by 2030.”