Brisbane has a rich tradition of landmark feats, but did you know about these five surprising Brisbane firsts?

After reading this list, you’ll agree that the Queensland capital can rightly claim its place as a hub of innovation.

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Click through the gallery to read the stories behind five surprising Brisbane firsts.