List of Queensland's Q150 Icons

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Big Pineapple, Nambour

Queensland's Q150 Icons is an official list of cultural icons compiled as part of Q150 (the 150th birthday of Queensland) in 2009 by the Government of Queensland, Australia, that represent the people, places and events that are significant to Queensland.

History[edit]

A list of 300 nominations for Queenlsand cultural icons was compiled by the Queensland Government, organised into 10 categories, and then the Queensland public were invited to vote to produce a final list of 150 icons. The final list was announced on 10 June 2009 by the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, as part of Queensland's 150th birthday celebrations, a year-long event known as Q150.[1]

State shapers[edit]

This list is for people and organisations that are significant to Queensland.

Yungaba Immigration Centre
Steve Irwin
1 Yungaba Immigration Centre
2 Steve Irwin
3 Surf lifesavers
4 Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen
5 Leslie Thiess[2]
6 Founders of QANTAS
7 Clem Jones
8 Eddie Mabo
9 State Emergency Service
10 John Flynn
11 Charles Kingsford Smith
12 James Cook
13 Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland
14 Isolated Children's Parents Association[3]
15 Wayne Bennett

Influential artists[edit]

Bee Gees, 1977
Powderfinger, 2007
1 Bee Gees
2 Powderfinger
3 Geoffrey Rush
4 Keith Urban
5 Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)
6 Steele Rudd
7 Judith Wright
8 Billy Thorpe
9 Hugh Lunn
10 Savage Garden
11 Gladys Moncrieff
12 Graeme Connors
13 William McInnes
14 David Malouf
15 Charles Chauvel

Sports legends[edit]

Wally Lewis
Cathy Freeman, 2000 Olympics
1 Wally Lewis
2 Cathy Freeman
3 Pat Rafter
4 Rod Laver
5 Allan Border
6 Greg Norman
7 Susie O'Neill
8 Dick Johnson
9 Allan (Alfie) Langer
10 Gunsynd
11 Mal Meninga
12 Grant Hackett
13 Matthew Hayden
14 Kieren Perkins
15 Mick Doohan

Locations[edit]

Australia Zoo
Stockman's Hall of Fame
1 Australia Zoo (Sunshine Coast Hinterland)
2 Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame (Longreach)
3 Surfers Paradise
4 Bundaberg Rum Distillery
5 Big Pineapple (Nambour)
6 South Bank Parklands (Brisbane)
7 Noosa
8 Breakfast Creek Hotel (Brisbane)
9 Yatala Pie Shop
10 Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge
11 Paronella Park (North Queensland)
12 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (Brisbane)
13 Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (Gold Coast)
14 Great Dividing Range
15 Darling Downs

Natural attractions[edit]

Great Barrier Reef
Fraser Island
1 Great Barrier Reef
2 Fraser Island
3 Glasshouse Mountains
4 Whitsundays
5 Daintree Rainforest
6 Outback Queensland
7 Carnarvon Gorge
8 Stradbroke Island
9 Lamington National Park
10 Bunya Mountains
11 Moreton Bay
12 Barron Falls
13 Springbrook National Park
14 Magnetic Island
15 Undara Lava Tubes

Structures and engineering feats[edit]

Story Bridge
Kuranda Scenic Railway
1 Story Bridge (Brisbane)
2 Kuranda Scenic Railway (Cairns)
3 XXXX Brewery (Brisbane)
4 Brisbane City Hall
5 Skyrail Rainforest Cable (Cairns)
6 Gateway Bridge (Brisbane)
7 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park)
8 Q1 (Gold Coast)
9 The Gabba (Brisbane)
10 The University of Queensland Great Court
11 St John's Cathedral (Brisbane)
12 Old Museum (Brisbane)
13 QANTAS Hangars (Longreach and Cloncurry)
14 Hornibrook Highway Bridge (Redcliffe)
15 Burdekin Falls Dam

Defining moments[edit]

Expo '88
1974 Brisbane River flood
1 World Expo '88 (1988)
2 1974 Queensland floods
3 QANTAS takes to the air (1920)
4 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games
5 Mabo High Court of Australia decision (1992)
6 Fitzgerald Inquiry (1987–89)
7 Queensland proclaimed as a new colony (1859)
8 Gold discovered in Queensland (1858)
9 World Heritage listing of the Wet Tropics (1988)
10 Queensland wins its first Sheffield Shield (1995)
11 Bellevue Hotel and Cloudland demolished (1979 and 1982)
12 Queensland the first with free education
13 Australia's first Aboriginal Parliamentarians: Neville Bonner (1971)
14 All chained up for women's rights (1965 at Regatta Hotel)
15 Railway comes to Queensland (1865)

Innovations and inventions[edit]

Royal Flying Doctor Service
Cervical cancer vaccine
1 Royal Flying Doctor Service
2 Cervical cancer vaccination (Professor Ian Frazer)
3 Polio treatment
4 Blue Care (formerly Blue Nurses)
5 School of the Air
6 Billabong
7 Lamington
8 Kids Alive - Do the Five[4]
9 Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment[5]
10 Weis Fruit Bar
11 Immune system research wins Nobel Prize
12 Southern Cross windmills[6]
13 Tilt train
14 Dingo fence
15 wotif.com.au

Events and festivals[edit]

Ekka
State of Origin
1 Ekka (Brisbane)
2 State of Origin series
3 Birdsville Races
4 Riverfire (Riverfestival)
5 Woodford Folk Festival
6 Carnival of Flowers (Toowoomba)
7 Country Music Muster (Gympie)
8 Indy (Gold Coast)
9 Apple and Grape Harvest Festival (Stanthorpe)
10 B&S Balls
11 Beef Australia (Rockhampton)
12 Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race
13 Mount Isa Rodeo
14 Panyiri Greek Festival (Brisbane)
15 Noosa Triathlon

Typically Queensland[edit]

Barbeque
Queenslander House
1 Backyard BBQs
2 Queenslander house
3 XXXX beer
4 Bundy Rum (and bear)
5 Sunshine
6 Bowen mango
7 Summer afternoon storms
8 "Waltzing Matilda"
9 Macadamia nut
10 Maroon
11 Jacaranda tree
12 Cane fields
13 Cane toad
14 Thongs
15 Mud crab

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bligh, Anna (10 June 2009). "PREMIER UNVEILS QUEENSLAND'S 150 ICONS". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  2. ^ Bell, Peter (2016). "Thiess, Sir Leslie Charles (Les) (1909–1992)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Archived from the original on 2017-06-30. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  3. ^ "ISOLATED CHILDREN'S PARENTS' ASSOCIATION". Archived from the original on 2017-05-24. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Kids Alive - Do The Five". Archived from the original on 2017-08-10. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Lucas' Papaw Remedies". Archived from the original on 2017-06-05. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  6. ^ "IZ Windmill". Pentair Southern Cross. Archived from the original on 2018-04-07. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Q150 Icons at Wikimedia Commons