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King George Square, Brisbane

King George Square, Brisbane (must see)

King George Square lies in front of the Brisbane City Hall and is one of the city’s main meeting places. Originally called Market and Albert Square it was renamed and revamped in King George’s honor following the monarch’s death. Large bronze lions guard the square when you enter from the Queen Street Mall side of the square. One of the main features of the square is the mounted King George statue. Originally it was facing towards the city hall, but it was turned around when Queen Elizabeth II visited and asked: “Why is grandpa retreating?” Several bronze statues from the World Exhibition of 1988, held in Brisbane, were relocated here. At Speakers Corner there are other statues that depict notable Queenslanders such as Steele Rudd, Emma Miller and Sir Charles Lilley.

The square has long been a civil space where people have expressed their political views and been the starting point for many protests and sit ins. The Civil Liberties Movement between 1965 and 1972 was particularly ardent. In 2009 the square was revamped and the old fountains and grassy spaces were removed and replaced by drought proof trees and plants. There is a great café on the square called Groove Train.

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Sight Name: King George Square
Sight Location: Brisbane, Australia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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