So, as I was walking around the Rydges Hotel at the Exhibition grounds last Saturday (it's my routine now, and I really like its Paddock bar for coffee or, later in the day, their house beer), I noticed this metal history note around a tree:
The first flight in Brisbane was "only" 104 years ago at the Exhibition grounds. This deserves a look at a real photo of the event:
Not the best photo to see what's going on, but what I like the next one is that you can clearly see the grandstand that is still there, and within sight of the Paddock bar.
The State Library blog post that I got these from notes that the plane crashed on landing. "Wizard" Stone was OK, though.
Incredible to consider the advances in aviation since then.