Saturday, 21 January 2012
Before European settlement, the Brisbane region was home to various indigenous people, who still have connections to the mountain. They came to collect 'ku-ta', the honey of the stingless native bee, from hives in tree hollows.
From Brisbane's early days, residents would ascent Mount Coot-tha for picnics with a view. The bush at the top was cleared, leaving a lone, large eucalypt, and the mountain was then called One Tree Hill. Today Mt Coot-tha is still a popular place to view the city. It's a great view, isn't it?