It was a case of ups and downs when the Brisbane Greeters did their training greet of Spring Hill with Greeter Gloria. In fact, interestingly, Spring Hill was once known as Spring Gully. The Brisbane City Council Heritage Trail notes invite you to Saunter through Spring Hill, and that is the advice I would give anyone who is up for this very interesting greet. No need to go at it like a bull at a gate; there is so much to see, and no point in wearing yourself out in the first hour or so. Take it gently, and take advantage of the many watering holes along the way, whether your preference be coffee or something stronger.
Architecturally there is a great variety of homes, from the workers' cottages to the grand houses on the hills. With gentrification of the area from the mid-20th century, many homes have been restored to their former glory.
What part did Spring Hill play in World War Two? Is it anything to do with the large chimney standing tall on St Paul's Terrace? How did the poor dispose of their night soil? How did this affect the health of the suburb?
Whether you are a visitor to our city or a born and bred Brisbanite, all these questions and more will be answered on a 2-3 hour greet. There is much to learn about the hidden corners and history of Spring Hill. As for me, I am on the hunt for my father's birthplace in rooms above a Spring Hill store.