We’ve almost rounded out our first week of Laurel, Gary and Mark’s A-Z of Brisbane Icons, and today’s letter is ‘D’.

We immediately thought of Dancing Dicky, David Jones and Don Seccombe.

But our listeners had some great suggestions that brought out the nostalgia in all of us!

They came up with Dick Johnson, Dirty Dicks, Dan Daley’s Second Hand Shop and Dr Dooley!

We also had a chat to Don Seccombe’s son Ian.

Don Seccombe was an iconic journalist in Brisbane and died suddenly at age 62 in 1993.


Who could forget our sporting icon in the NRL, Darren Lockyer?

He’s played for the Broncos and for Australia and is arguably one of the best players to come out of Brisbane.

In 1957 Brisbane’s first Shopping Centre was opened, called the Drive-In Shopping Centre.

15,000 people attended the opening, and it was considered revolutionary for the shoppers of Brisbane.



Doomben Racecourse is a premier horse racing venue in Brisbane, hosting the annual Doomber 10,000.

Who remembers taking the kids down to Dreamworld?

Always a favourite pastime for Brisbanites is hopping on the highway and getting down to some of the best theme parks in Australia!


Our city wouldn’t look the way it does now without sculptor Daphne Mayo.

Daphne worked on the Brisbane City Hall tympanum that’s the sculpture work at the top of City Hall looking up from King George Square, as well as the Queensland Women’s War Memorial after being commissioned by the Brisbane Women’s Club to honour all who had lost their lives in the Great War.

Photos: Queensland Library, AAP ONE, Getty & Supplied.

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