Shorncliffe Jetty. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Ralph de Zilva

Cedar Creek, Australia

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Sold A 457mm X 305mm Print To An UNknown Buyer on 23.10.2012


Nikon D700 & Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens
Gitzo tripod

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Shorncliffe pier is situated in the suburb of Shorncliffe, Australia near Saint Patrick’s College the private school and lower Moora Park. This pier with its white faded timber railings, colonial street lamps spaced out along the stretch of pier, and resting shelter towards the end is a much visited attraction for families, residents and tourists to the area.

During the early history of Shorncliffe and its neighbouring bayside suburb Sandgate, both were beachside suburbs visited by Brisbane residents for day trips and holidays. In 1865 a company was formed to construct the pier, and it was finished in 1872.

The pier still stands reaching out into the bay over a century later. The pier is the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race in April and is an element in many photographs and pieces of art circulating in Brisbane art galleries. With views of Redcliffe peninsula, the Boondall Wetlands, Moreton Bay Islands and the Shorncliffe cliffs, the pier is a feature in the nautical landscape of this northside Brisbane suburb.

In late 2000 the pier was refurbished and repainted. The boardwalk leading to the pier and the adjoining parks underwent large scale renovations in 2008 as part of a Brisbane City Council project aimed at attracting tourists to the area and reclaiming its bayside suburb character.

In 2011 Sandgate Pier was used as the location for a UK TV commercial for Homebase DIY. The Pier was given a temporary makeover for the commercial.

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