Brisbane people know Mt Coot-tha as the place to go for a walk, or to look for birds and other native animals. It has been a favourite picnic spot, and the Lookout gives visitors and locals alike the chance to look across the city to the Scenic Rim.
Janet Spillman has presented the history of the much-loved recreation area as a story of politicians, managers, writers, artists and photographers who protected and interpreted Mt Coot-tha Forest Reserve.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their continuing connection to land and as custodians of stories for millennia. We are inspired by this tradition in our work to share and preserve Queensland's memory for future generations.