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Tahitian prince joel Morehu-Barlow

Joseph Hohepa Morehu-Barlow, or Joel Morehu-Barlow, the fake Tahitian prince who stole over $16 million from Queensland Health, is set for release from jail and deportation back to New Zealand. Morehu-Barlow, originally sentenced to 14 years jail, became eligible for parole in 2016. After beginning work for Queensland Health in 2007, Morehu-Barlow eventually became a …

melanie c sink the pink big gay day wickham hotel

Brisbane’s Big Gay Day returns to the Wickham Hotel for its 20th instalment, Sunday 8th March 2020 with an incredible coup —  Melanie C ft. Sink The Pink. Of course, there’s more featured musical acts, drag extravaganzas and rainbow love all around in support of local LGBTQIA+ charities. Established in 2000 as a celebration of …

drag queens

Destiny Rogers recalls a misspent youth in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. In the mid-1970s, she met some of Brisbane’s most exotic creatures — the drag queens of Fortitude Valley. About quarter past ten every Saturday night, the jeering and catcalling began. It only ever lasted about five minutes. Generally busy reading a book, I never took …

Fortitude Valley

The beautiful Bettenay sisters were once Brisbane’s ‘it’ girls. After Joy declined actor Ray Barrett’s proposal of marriage, he instead wedded sister Audrey with Joy as bridesmaid. In later years, one of the sisters ran a second-hand shop in Fortitude Valley. Edna Bettenay never married. She promoted 50/50 dances, played piano in the Upadian Band …

fortitude valley

Destiny Rogers recalls a misspent youth in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. In the mid-1970s, Fortitude Valley possessed two distinct identities – the day-time Valley and the night-time. Fortitude Valley by day Once a famed retail hub, local businesses still hoped suburban shopping malls would prove a passing fad. Perhaps Brisbane shoppers would again favour Brunswick Street.  …

Fortitude Valley

Destiny Rogers recalls a misspent youth in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. In the days before the Fitzgerald Inquiry, crims and corrupt police ran much of Fortitude Valley, though in 1976 when she arrived from the country, the corrupt underbelly of Brunswick St stayed out of sight and,  for most people, out of mind. After twelve years …

ad astra kelly stage show

Tucked away in Fortitude Valley, Ad Astra is the dedicated space of a theatre company passionate about creating performance work that delivers beyond expectations. It’s here that the iconic Australian story of Ned Kelly has been retold with an unexpected and creative twist in Matthew Ryan’s Kelly, writes Michael James. In the final hours before …

Beat Megaclub owner John Hannay Queens Ball Awards

John Hannay, founder of the Beat Megaclub in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, has passed away. The Beat mourned the loss of their “iconic and illustrious leader,” who sadly lost his battle with cancer, in a Facebook post on Saturday morning. “Last night at 8pm John passed peacefully away and will be missed tremendously by all of …

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