The sources presented below were used as part of the contextual research of this archive. The academic sources shaped the understanding of the urbicide in Brisbane, while the remaining sources: archival, artistic and miscellaneous helped in the visualisation and verification of demolitions and the resultant political holes.

The sources are an under construction primary collection.

Archival Sources:

- East, John W. The Lost Heritage of Eagle Street: A Case Study in the Commercial Architecture of Brisbane 1860-1930. University of Queensland (2019).

- Fisher, Rod. "'Nocturnal Demolitions': The Long March Towards Heritage Legislation in Queensland." Australian Historical Studies 23, no. 96 (1991): 55.

- Gallagher, Chris. "Valuing Our National Heritage." Planning News 45, no. 7. (2019): 14.

- Gosseye, Janina, and John Macarthur. "Angry Young Architects: Counterculture and the Critique of Modernism in Brisbane, 1967–1972." In Dissent! Refracted Histories, Aesthetics and Cultures of Dissent edited by Dorfman Ben (New York: Peter Lang GmbH, 2016), .

- Heywood, Phil. "Brisbane’s Development in Zones a Review of the 1986 City of Brisbane Town Plan." Australian planner 24, no. 4 (1986): 28-33.

- Hunter, David. "The Death of Brisbane’s Regent Theatre " Architecture Australia, no. August/September (1979): 49-50.

- Lambie, Lisa, and John MacArthur. "Grasping the Intangible: Some Thoughts on a Photograph of Demolished Buildings." Architectural theory review 1, no. 2 (1996): 53-59.

- Lennon, Jane "Heritage Places in Queensland." St. Lucia, Qld, Professional Historians Association (Queensland), 3-4 September, 2009.

- Orr, Graeme, and Ron Levy. "Electoral Malapportionment: Partisanship, Rhetoric and Reform in the Shadow of the Agrarian Strong-Man." Griffith law review 18, no. 3 (2009): 638-65.

- Piccini, Jon "“The Wrong Side of the River”: Expo’88 and the Right to the City." Paper presented at the Right to the City/Brisbane Free Uni May 31, 2016,.

- Rollman, Louise. "Curating the City: Unpacking Contemporary Art Production and Spatial Politics in Brisbane " PhD Thesis, Creative Industries Faculty, Brisbane, 2018.

- Wanna, John, and Tracey Arklay. "All Power Corrupts, 1976–1980." In The Ayes Have It. The History of the Queensland Parliament, 1957-1989, 377-424: ANU Press, 2010.

- Whitton, Evan. The Hillbilly Dictator: Australia's Police State. Crows Nest, N.S.W: ABC Enterprises for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1989.

Archival Sources:

- Andrew, Paul. Remix.

- Stafford, John. 29963 John Stafford - Demolition Show 1986. Edited by Art Institute of Modern, Collective Observatory and Gallery Queensland College of Art.

- Brisbane City Council Image Services. "Brisbane Images."

Press Sources:

- Cloudland demolished. ABC Brisbane, November 7, 1982.

A newspaper with a person's face on it with medium confidence

da Costa-Roque, Sylvia. "Does Brisbane Need a Tower?" The Sunday Mail, January 12, 1986.

A picture containing text, newspaper

Dunn, Rosalind. "Arrivederci Roma." Daily Sun, 1986.

A page of a newspaper     with low confidence

Fagan, David. "Office tower to be city’s tallest". Courier Mail, November 29, 1985.

A picture containing text, newspaper

Fagan, David. "Brisbane’s tallest skyscraper gets mayor’s nod". Courier Mail, November 29, 1985.

A picture containing text, sign, newspaper, old

“This was the Bellevue”. Telegraph. April 29, 1979.

A newspaper with a person on it with low confidence

“History dozed to the dirt”, 1979?

McKenzie, Andrew. "Cloudland Demolition at 4 A.M." The Courier-Mail, (Brisbane), November 8, 1982.

Meade, Kevin. "Demolition Fear." Telegraph (Brisbane), March 1, 1985.

A newspaper with a picture of a person on it     with medium confidence

Petersen, Don. "The Night of a Thousand Violins." The Great Weekend, Saturday, April 5, 1986.

A picture containing text, newspaper

"Streetscape Changes Dramatically as Brisbane Towers Reach Skyward." The Courier-Mail, (Brisbane), November 23, 1985.

Artistic Sources:



- Stringer, Richard. The Demolition Show, 1986.

- Stringer, Richard. Red Comb House Demolition, September 29, 1984.


- The Demolition Show. The Observatory Gallery. 1986. (Can be found in Stafford, John. 29963 John Stafford - Demolition Show 1986. Edited by Art Institute of Modern, Collective Observatory and Gallery Queensland College of Art, 1986.)

- Anderson, Peter. Ephemeral traces: Brisbane’s artist-run scene in the 1980s. (University of Queensland), accessed August 20, 2020,

Miscellaneous Sources:

- Lost Brisbane.