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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.


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

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

Yungaba Immigration Centre
Steve Irwin

Influential artists

Bee Gees, 1977
Powderfinger, 2007

Sports legends

Wally Lewis
Cathy Freeman, 2000 Olympics


Australia Zoo
Stockman's Hall of Fame

Natural attractions

Great Barrier Reef
Fraser Island

Structures and engineering feats

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

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

Royal Flying Doctor Service
Cervical cancer vaccine

Events and festivals

State of Origin

Typically Queensland

Queenslander House


  1. ^ Bligh, Anna (10 June 2009). "PREMIER UNVEILS QUEENSLAND'S 150 ICONS". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 24 May 2017. Retrieved 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 2017.
  3. ^ "ISOLATED CHILDREN'S PARENTS' ASSOCIATION". Archived from the original on 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Kids Alive - Do The Five". Archived from the original on 2017-08-10. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Lucas' Papaw Remedies". Archived from the original on 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "IZ Windmill". Pentair Southern Cross. Archived from the original on 2018-04-07. Retrieved 2017.

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