Map 4, ST LUCIA REACH - University of Queensland 7, West End 8, Guyatt Park 9. TOOWONG REACH - Regatta Hotel 12, MILTON REACH - Milton 15. SOUTH South Brisbane Reach 19, North Quay 21, South Bank 25, QUT, Gardens Point 26. TOWN REACH - Riverside 36, SHAFSTON REACH - Sydney Street 41, HUMBUG REACH - Mowbray Park 44, New Farm Park 45, BULIMBA REACH - Hawthorne 48, Bulimba 50, Teneriffe 52, HAMILTON REACH - Bretts Wharf 62, Apollo Road 63, Northshore Hamilton 64, About the Author 65
David Gibson is synonymous with the history of Brisbane. As a professional historian and commentator for over 35 years, David is firmly of the opinion that our past is alive and reflected in our uniquely built environment; seen in our memorials and in the efforts of historical societies and associations and in the actions of individuals who seek to place the Past before the widest possible community. David is an Honours Graduate from the University of Queensland. His particular areas of research and interest are Australian Federation history; Australia's maritime heritage; the Pitcairners, descendants of the mutineers of HMAV Bounty; Napoleon Bonaparte; the voyages of HMS Beagle; the prominent designer of the Victorian Period A. W. N. Pugin, the House of Plantagenet and of course, Brisbane. David has served as a member of the John Oxley Library Advisory Committee, the Queensland working party of The Australian Dictionary of Biography, the Executive of the National Trust of Queensland and is a Life member of the Friends of Newstead Inc. In 1988, he received the Norfolk Island Bicentenary Medal for his work in promoting the conservation values of this most important historic precinct and was invited to present the Macrossan Lecture in the refurbished Customs House upon its acquisition by the University of Queensland. In 2002, David was the key note speaker at the Henry Parkes Banquet in the historic School of Arts building in Tenterfield. Within the Museums and Gallery sector, David has served as President of the Queensland branch of Museums Australia and has spent time on the judging and advisory panels of the GAMMAS - awards honouring excellence by organisations and individuals within the museum and gallery sector in Queensland. He has participated as an advisor in the 'Standards' Programme organised by M&GSQ and was an advisor to the Queensland Government on the development of the Queensland Heritage Trails. David was an inaugural member of the committee that established Brisbane's Living Heritage. David works at the 'business of History and Heritage' and has a deep and proven commitment to the 'bringing to life' the cultural landscape at every opportunity. David is also a regular contributor to the History Queensland magazine, published quarterly in Queensland and conducts South East Queensland Heritage workshops and tours to places of historic import.