Brisbane City Hall – QLD

Brisbane City Hall – QLD

Erected in 1930 by his Excellency the Governor Sir John Goodwin, Brisbane City Hall stands in the heart of the city and is home to the Brisbane City Council. Legend states that a Lift Attendant jumped to his death during the lift installation early in 1930 and his ghost can be seen riding the elevator and constantly causes mechanical failures in the shaft. Other known spirits residing here are a woman in period style clothing who is usually seen on the main staircase overlooking the foyer. There is an American sailor who was murdered by his shipmate after an altercation over a young woman. He is seen in the Red Cross Tearoom and visitors have reported hearing an argument, followed by a knife being drawn and the gruesome sounds of him being killed. The caretaker is also said to haunt room 203 on the third floor, where he committed suicide in the 1940’s. Countless workmen died during the construction of this impressive structure, which was built on swamp land and reportedly right on top of an old very significant Aboriginal site. In 2014, Brisbane City Hall closed its doors in 2010 to 2013 for restoration and still functions as a backdrop for many cultural and social events.