This booklet presents is a story of the changing face of the Kurilpa Peninsula focusing on the riverfront from Kurilpa Point, South Brisbane to Davies Park, West End and beyond. It is a story of the river, the land and the people. Change and adaptation have been ongoing for the environment, the local fauna such as the kuril or native water rat and for the people. The river has often flooded the land along Montague Road. After the 1893 flood, there was a gradual change in the land use from housing to industry. This industry became the basis for a whole working class suburb alongside. The story is told through a series of great buildings, only a few of which still exist.