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IN THIS ISSUE
Helen Gregory talks Hamilton history
Live Life Get Active
Vision behind the new Eat Street.
Ella Baché skin care tips
A Frenchy Affair
EDITOR'S NOTE Firstly, I’d like to thank you. Our winter issue was a real winner – an instant success that we are eager to duplicate with this spring edition. As you’d know, Realm’s aim is to cultivate a special connection with Hamilton and the people who reside here. So, in this issue, we’re showcasing a number of stories from a wide range of people and businesses who help make this area thrive. We hope you enjoy reading. Sian Buchanan Community Development Manager Frasers Property Australia
Cover: Eat Street Northshore
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WHAT 'S I N T HE AREA .
IF TH ES E W H A RV E S C OU L D TA L K .
FROM PLACES TO PAMPER YOUR POOCH TO THE BEST SEAFOOD IN BRISBANE,
BRISBANE HISTORIAN HELEN GREGORY ON THE HISTORY OF HAMILTON AND WHY RECENT
HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT WE’D BE LOST WITHOUT!
CHANGES ARE JUST ANOTHER EXCITING PHASE FOR THIS TRANSFORMATIONAL SUBURB.
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Steamship Orford docked at Breffs Wharf Hamilton ca.1929
Hamilton’s rich history can be traced back thousands of years
Hamilton is actually reclaimed land. So that’s the first big
to when Aboriginal people occupied the banks of the river.
change. For a long time, there was a big tongue of land that
Since then, this place has worn many hats. From farm land
came out from the river bank. But there was water behind it
and shipping yards, to one of Brisbane’s most sought after
before you got to the rest of the land. That was filled in and
suburbs. We sat down with renowned Brisbane historian, Helen
gave plenty of opportunity to develop a lot of wharves
Gregory, to talk about the history of Hamilton, how this area
helped shape Brisbane into the city it is today and what’s next R: We know this area was used for a lot of sugar cane
for this ever-changing location.
farming, but what other industries were prominent here?
476 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton
Realm: Helen, you wrote the book on the Brisbane River,
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literally. So, what makes Hamilton’s history stand out
to do with shipping. Secondly, and this is probably less well
from the other towns dotted along its banks?
known, there was also quite of a lot to do with defence. Of
Helen: People often exclaim how much this area has changed recently. But in truth, it’s always been that way. In fact, I would
EAT S TRE E T N ORT HSHORE
say that the Hamilton area is one of the most changeable and
221D Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton.
changing of all the areas along the river.
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R: How so?
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H: Well, a lot of what we think of as present day land-based
H: There were two main industries here. Firstly, anything
course, during the two World Wars, U.S soldiers were camped at the racecourse and their ships were docked here. But this area before, during and after, saw a lot of defence industry work. However, like all the cities in the world, Brisbane was almost redesigned by the introduction of containerised shipping. As all the wharves along the river were made obsolete when the container terminal was developed at the mouth of the river.
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PEOPLE OFTEN EXCLAIM HOW MUCH THIS AREA HAS CHANGED RECENTLY. BUT IN TRUTH, IT’S ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY. Hamilton Brisbane, ca. 1908
- Helen Gregory Hamilton Hotel, ca.1929
View of Hamilton, ca. 1937
Large ship in the Hamilton Reach
R: How did this change impact Hamilton?
R: That’s a handy coincidence then.
H: Well before then, if you wanted to live in a pleasant part
H: Well, chance is often the reason behind a lot of things
of Hamilton you tended to avoid the area near the river
that have happened here historically. Take the naming of
because it was so industrial. Once the wharves went, that
‘Hamilton’ for example. A Brisbane solicitor by the name of
then cleared the way to introduce residences, shopping and
Gustavus Hamilton opened a hotel in the area in 1865 –around
cafes closer to the river.
the same time they started horse racing at Eagle Farm. Named ‘The Hamilton Hotel’ it was built to be the horse
R: Speaking about residences, is there anyone famous
owners and trainers pub. As is so often the case, even today,
the pub became the focal point of the sparsely populated district, eventually becoming known as ‘Hamilton’ – all thanks
H: While this area is well known as the home of Brisbane’s elite, one name definitely stands out. Charles Kingsford Smith, the aviator, was born here in 1897. His importance to the area was celebrated with the name change of Hamilton Road to Kingsford Smith Drive in 1953. R: Is that why the airport is where it is? H: Not quite. If it hadn’t been for the war, the airport wouldn’t be where it is. They really thought Archerfield on the other side of the City was going to be the main airport. But it was during the war that they realised a lot more land was needed. And the Eagle Farm area, once a large cotton field, was perfect.
Hamilton Road, 1907 (renamed Kingsford Smith Drive)
to Mr. Hamilton. R: We’ve discussed how changeable this place has been
Helen Gregory is an historian who has
for generations. In your opinion, what does the future
specialised in researching and writing the
hold for Hamilton?
history of Brisbane and Queensland for
H: It’ll keep changing, for the better. You see it today in
many years. Her book, The Brisbane
these stunning developments along the river and across the
River Story - Meanders Through Time,
reach. Utlising the land that has had a massive impact on this wonderful City will allow it to continue to thrive, and change,
reached the bestseller lists. Helen retains
into the future.
an avid interest in the Brisbane River and its surrounding suburbs.
R: Helen, thanks for your time. H: My pleasure.
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Images credit: State Library of Queensland
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RIVER HOMES HAMILTON REACH
R I VE RF RONT L IVING WORTH EVERY MIL L IO N.
THIS IS A HOME FOR THOSE WHO DEMAND NOTHING LESS THAN ABSOLUTE EXCELLENCE.
THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOU’LL DISCOVER ABOUT YOUR RIVER HOME AT HAMILTON REACH. EXCEPT, PERHAPS, THE WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT.
This is made abundantly clear as soon as you step foot inside, where opulence is an understatement. This is a home for those who demand nothing less than absolute excellence.
For more information visit the Sales and Display Centre at Hamilton Reach, which is open 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week. 310 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton. Visit hamiltonreach.com.au or call 13 38 38
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one is the attention to detail. The little things that completely transform the essence of a place,” says Jeff Brown, Principal Architect at Rothelowman.
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HEALTH & WELLBEING
FR E E F I T N ESS CL ASSES F O R A LL!
R E S IDE N TS Q& A : TH E RYA N S .
WITH FREE LIVE LIFE GET ACTIVE CLASSES EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING AT
LIKE MANY OTHERS IN THE SAME BOAT, JOHN AND TANYA RYAN DECIDED TO DOWNSIZE THEIR HOME,
NORTHSHORE RIVERSIDE PARK, WHO NEEDS A GYM MEMBERSHIP?
NOT THEIR LIFESTYLE, AND MOVE INTO A LUXURIOUS HOME AT HAMILTON REACH JUST OVER 7 MONTHS AGO. WE CAUGHT UP WITH THEM BRIEFLY TO SEE HOW THEY’RE SETTLING IN.
You might’ve seen them, those early morning warriors - punching, lifting, kicking and stretching themselves healthy on the banks of the river, right next to Northshore Café. That’s Hamilton’s own Live Life Get Active unit, part of a larger social initiative aiming to build a fitter, healthier and happier Australia.
What do you love most about living at Hamilton Reach?
Where is your favourite spot to relax and why?
Tanya: The beach, the community, the parks, the café…
Tanya: The balcony. We just love sitting on the balcony. We
John: My favourite part, I’ll tell you now, is at 5 o’clock
Head trainer of the group, Sharon McKenzie, is thrilled to be
walking along the side of the river watching the sun setting
part of the health movement.
over the CBD. You just think…I’m really lucky to live here.
“As a country, we’ve dropped the ball a little bit with our overall
have balcony seats and a table, big cushions, pot plants out the front with a little veggie garden as well. And we can just sit there and see and listen to what’s going on. It’s really nice at the end of the day to do that. John: Yeah, absolutely.
fitness. At Live Life Get Active, we’re helping people of all ages and fitness levels to get outside and get moving again,” she says.
What is your local tip for coffee, food, drink?
Providing free health, fitness and nutritional education both
John: For us, Northshore Harbour Café definitely wins
online and in the parks, suburbs and cities all across Australia,
because you’re sitting there overlooking the river. Then in the
Live Life Get Active offers everyone the chance to reach their fitness goals. Sign up and participation is absolutely free, and
“It’s a great way to get comfortable with working out again. The
you’ll also receive help with goal setting, ongoing support and
group really gets behind everyone, and we encourage participants
nutritional plans to suit you.
to take the classes at their own pace.” She says.
Sharon runs both Boxing and Cross training classes from Monday
But Sharon also understands busy work schedules can often take
to Thursday, while colleague Debby Lewis teaches Friday
precedence over morning fitness routines. Making time, she says,
morning Yoga. Getting involved is a no brainer, according to
Sharon, especially for those who haven’t been active for a while.
“A sedentary lifestyle can really impact your mood. If you can’t make our free classes, putting time aside for a morning walk, or even hamstring stretches at work, are a great way to get a little movement into your day.” And Sharon’s tip for a healthy snack to curb the cravings over the summer months?
afternoon we’re quite partial to walking to Eat Street, because they just do the best spring rolls. Tanya: Yep, Northshore Harbour Café on a Sunday morning for breakfast is our favourite. You can just get up, sit by the river, and watch the world go by. What does the future hold? Tanya: We’re looking to purchase another Fraser's property that overlooks the water, we just love it and it’s our goal to have a yacht out the front. John: Yeah, we’re doing our navigation courses at the moment to be qualified to sail yachts, by the time we're 60, up and down the river for other people.
“Mangoes - they’re beautiful right now, aren’t they?” For more information visit the Sales and Display
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To get involved, simply sign up online and register your interest.
Centre at Hamilton Reach, which is open 10am - 5pm,
Classes run Monday to Friday, 6.30am till 7.15am
7 days a week. 310 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton.
For more information Visit livelifegetactive.com.au
Visit hamiltonreach.com.au or call 13 38 38
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EAT STREET NORTHSHORE
B UI L D IT AN D TH E Y W ILL CO ME.
THE SAME NUMBER OF VENDORS IN A BIGGER SPACE MEANS THE MARKETS ARE MORE SPREAD OUT, PROVIDING A COMFORTABLE YET LIVELY ATMOSPHERE.
HOW A GROUP OF ENTREPRENEURS TURNED AN UNUSED WHARF ALONG THE RIVER
- John Stainton
INTO ONE OF BRISBANE’S BEST SPOTS FOR A NIGHT OUT.
Every weekend Eat Street Northshore swells with locals and tourists looking for a good feed and a unique experience. These days, it’s more than just a night market filled with delicious food from across the globe – it’s an entertainment precinct, booming with light, flavour and culture.
It started as a farmers market. A government initiative to bring
Instead of a farmer’s market on a Wednesday and Saturday
people to the area, stimulate the community and showcase
morning, the group decided to start a night market, with street
local produce. They even asked market entrepreneur Peter
food and live music, for Friday and Saturday nights. They
Hackworth to help run it. But a farmer’s market from 6am to
called it Eat Street and it was an instant success, with the first
12pm on a concrete wharf meant there wasn’t much in the
weekend doing so well they had to close the doors on patrons
form of protection from the elements. Rendering the idea
outside waiting to get in.
of 6 hours blasted by wind and sun unappealing to even the
It’s huge too. And colourful. And so enticing that you’ll be
most stoic farmer. Peter needed help and former actor-turned-
coming back, weekend after weekend, even when you finally
businessman, John Stainton, answered the call.
get around to tasting all the food on offer. It’s the type of place a city needs. A space where everyone can come together and celebrate – the food, the culture, the uniqueness – of Brisbane. Lucky, then, that it’s unlike anything else in the world.
“Peter was going to give it away, so she rang me and asked if I could come up with something to save the project. I came in and brought a friend of mine, Jackie McDonald, and my nephew John Harrison – who is a businessman – and we actually changed the whole concept,” Mr Stainton said.
But it wasn’t always meant to be…
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Just over 3 years later, the popular markets relocated east due to the land they were occupying being sold. Although Mr. Stainton insists this was always the plan. “We were always going to move to the area we’re in now from day 1. It was just a matter of if we were going to fill the spot where we were. But when we become really popular it was obvious that we would go down to the wharf area,” he said.
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A W IN N IN G C OM B IN ATION. TOMKINS WINS MASTER BUILDERS AWARD FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ‘NEWPORT’ AT HAMILTON REACH.
In the 6 months since the relocation and subsequent transformation to Eat Street Northshore, the venue has remained as popular as ever. Its ample parking and location
Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders walked away
near public transport means the markets are now even easier
with a large number of competing projects,” said Mr Tomkins.
with two wins at the Brisbane Master Builders Housing &
to get to. It still has the same number of vendors, but in a
“This award is a testament to their dedication, hard work
Construction Awards, with Hamilton Reach’s ‘Newport’
bigger space which means they're more spread out, providing a
and skill level in the construction of this true-luxury Brisbane
winning the ‘Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storey)
comfortable yet lively atmosphere. It's a perfect night out with
mates, your significant other or even the whole family – yes,
Newport at Hamilton Reach features 34 luxury apartments
The 2017 Brisbane Housing and Construction Awards,
dogs are allowed.
presented by Master Builders Queensland, were announced at
However, John believes the popularity has grown due to
a gala dinner at the Royal International Convention Centre in
one thing: Value.
Brisbane on Friday 7 July.
“If you’re going out you’ll hit Eat Street Northshore
Eat Street Northshore is open every weekend of the year,
because you’ll get a great meal for good value and world
Friday and Saturday 4pm to 10pm,
class entertainment that’s basically just $2.50 in the cover
Sunday 11am to 7pm.
charge. That’s unheard of,” he said. “There wouldn’t be another venue in Queensland with that much entertainment
To find out more on the markets and to book your table to
over a weekend.”
the events, visit eatstreetmarkets.com
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over five levels in two and three bedroom configurations with one level of basement parking, a spacious air-conditioned lobby with secure lift access, private swimming pool and central tropical garden.
The awards recognise builders at the forefront of building Newport is a boutique collection, a culmination of
innovation and quality craftsmanship. Tomkins’ Director Mike Tomkins could not be prouder of his team for the build of such a high-quality project.
innovative architectural design and high quality construction workmanship. Meticulously built to complement its surrounds, the Newport development is deliberate in its simplicity,
“This is an outstanding achievement for our team in a market sector
contrasting with its landscape.
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RACECOURSE ROAD DENTAL
D E C K ED OUT.
TH E A RT OF DEN TIS TRY.
NORTHSHORE’S THE DECK IS A UNIQUE, TEMPORARY WATERSIDE STRUCTURE DEVELOPED TO GIVE RESIDENTS
INFLUENCED BY THE LIFESTYLE, HAMILTON’S RACECOURSE ROAD DENTAL
AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PAST, AND A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE, OF THIS GROWING COMMUNITY.
HAS REDEFINED THE DENTAL EXPERIENCE.
There are many things that stand out about Racecourse Road Dental. The stunning white stone desk in the patient waiting lounge. The large bay windows that welcome a flood of natural light. Even the state of the art equipment in every room. But amongst them all, there’s one thing that stands out the most. Racecourse Road Dental doesn’t feel like a dentist. From their patient waiting area, filled with natural light, comfortable chairs and books for all persuasions. To their own bespoke scent and impressive collection of old Hamilton photographs. Husband and Wife duo, Ingrid J Steven and Dr. Cliff G.T Steven, considered everything when creating a sophisticated dental experience to fit the gentility of the area.
Combine the two, however, and you get a tooth – a marriage that speaks to their desire to provide Hamilton residents with a
“We wanted to create a healthy, sophisticated setting that
new approach to dentistry.
connects with the local community in more ways than one,” “I never chose to be part of this world. But with the many
says Owner and CEO, Ingrid. Beneath the developed land and forgotten wharves of
Northshore precinct. Offering important information on plans
Northshore, lies a rich, nautical history. The Deck, an exciting
for the future through an interactive display and creating a
temporary community space, aims to celebrate the past whilst
tangible link to the site's past with the use of historic recycled
educating the community on plans for the future.
As the largest waterfront, urban renewal project in Brisbane,
Located next to the new Eat Street Northshore precinct, The
Northshore is changing at a rapid pace. Stunning homes and
Deck gives visitors and locals alike the chance to relax, learn
parks line the once bare waterfront, encouraging downsizers
and develop an important connection to the place.
from across Brisbane (and Australia) to join the throng of new residents looking for the perfect lifestyle.
The Deck – Open 24/7 every day
The Deck, developed by Economic Development Queensland
Located next to Eat Street Northshore
(EDQ) and designed by renowned architect Anna O’Gorman,
Free Parking available
helps foster a relationship between the community and the
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years that we’ve owned practices, we really wanted to design But when it came to the design of the logo, they had a
a dentist perfect for Hamilton. Where the experience matters
just as much as the dental care,” says Ingrid.
“Our logo needed a direct link to Hamilton’s past and its
“And I think we’ve done it.”
present. But it also had to identify us as a dentist, and one that residents would associate with,” she said.
Racecourse Road Dental, Level 1 Number 33,
The design was born out of a rigorous creative process.
Racecourse Road, Hamilton.
Eventually, Ingrid found what she was looking for.
Open daily 7.30am – 7pm / Free Car Parking To book an appointment call (07) 3868 1699 or
At first glance it’s a horse – the perfect emblem to encapsulate
the soul of Hamilton, and a nod to their name and location. Look closer and you’ll see a heart, a symbol of love for the
Become part of their community and receive access to
community that Ingrid and her family call home.
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SKINCARE WITH ELLA BACHÉ
I T ’ S T I M E T O G ET G L OWING.
A F RE NC H Y A F FA IR .
TIPS FROM ELLA BACHÉ HAMILTON AT PORTSIDE TO HELP YOU LOOK
A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH CULTURE AND CUISINE RIGHT ON THE BRISBANE RIVER.
AFTER YOUR SKIN AS THE WEATHER GETS WARMER.
As we slide into another Queensland summer full of early mornings, blistering days and stunning afternoons – it’s important to remember to look after your skin. Laura, from Ella Baché Hamilton at Portside, has been kind enough to share her skin treatment tips, along with a handful of essential products, that’ll help you get a head start on your summer glow.
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1. Stay safe Over-exposure to the sun is the primary cause of skin damage. That’s why sunscreen is the No.1 anti-ageing product you will ever own. Protect it now and in ten years you’ll be thanking yourself ! Ella Bachés Great Bodysaver Lotion SPF 50+ is a lightweight 4-hour water resistant product, specifically
My favourite is the Ella Baché Great Tan Without Sun cream.
designed for use during water sports or outdoor activities.
It instantly bronzes the skin with a deeply moistening formula
For mulated with all the good stuff like lanolin, macadamia
and packed with super-fruit antioxidants. Apply it before you
nuts, and olive oil derivatives to keep skin soft, moisturised
go to bed and voilà you’re good to go.
and hydrated. 4. Stay hydrated 2. Stay cool
With more striped t-shirts, french bulldogs and berets than
Keep up to date with Hamilton Reach's
you can point a warm, crusty baguette at, this year’s
range of free community events, email:
A Frenchy Affair, on the grassy lawns of Northshore Riverside
Park, was spectacular!
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Acclaimed jazz band, Cignay Weaver, set the scene for a vibrant yet relaxing atmosphere. Where families and the little one’s enjoyed the lawn games, while food-lovers delved into delicious gourmet picnic packs from Emile & Solange and tasty crepes by J’adore Les Crepes.
Sticking to your 8 glasses of water a day is a great way to
As the weather gets warmer, a quick walk for a coffee can
remain hydrated as the mercury rises. But for that extra boost
make you feel a bit hot under the collar. An instant mist spray,
to your skins hydration, why not try a facial?
like ours, really cools you down.
Our latest treatment, the IPL Collagen Stimulation Facial, helps
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compliment your natural glow while giving your skin a refreshing,
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3. Stay indoors
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As mentioned before, the sun’s rays can really impact your skins
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health as you get older. So, for a safe way to get that summer glow
Visit hamilton.ellabache.com.au for a full list of hours
without stepping outside, try our tanning creams.
or call Laura on 3868 2500
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