Ride To Work Day: Wednesday 14 October

Cut and pasted from http://bq.org.au/ (for those who don’t ride for work)
Free CBD breakfast for National Ride To Work Day: Wednesday 14 October

The State Government Department for Transport and Main Roads is hosting a free breakfast for commuting cyclists on National Ride To Work Day, next Wednesday 14 October. The venue is Emma Miller Place, corner of of Albert & Ann Street, Brisbane. Breakfast is on from 7 am, prizes and presentation at 7.45am. Register your participation at www.ride2work.com.au and you could win a Trek 7.6FX bike, worth $2000! More than 2100 people have already registered in Queensland, across more than 280 workplaces.

Bicycle Queensland volunteers will be ride leaders for new commuters (or anyone who else who wants to ride) at six locations around Brisbane. From each location, the ride will leave at 7 am, bound for the CBD.

North: Kedron Brook Bikeway at Crushers Leagues club, The Grange
South: West End, the goanna, corner of Boundary & Russell Streets
South: Tennyson, Pat Rafter Arena, State Tennis Centre, King Arthur Drive, Tennyson
East: Coorparoo, Coorparoo railway station, Clarence Street
West: Graceville, Regal Cinema, Honour Avenue
West: St Lucia, Kayes Rocks, Brisbane Street

Who the hell is Emma Miller? :stuck_out_tongue:

Yeah, I didn’t know there was such a place in Brisbane.

Wikied information:

Emma Miller (26 June 1839 - 22 January 1917) was a pioneer trade union organiser, suffragist, and founder of the Australian Labor Party in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Miller was born in Chesterfield, England … In Queensland she worked as a gentlemen’s shirt maker and seamstress. In 1888 she helped found a local Freethought Association, where she first became known for her radical opinions, and articulated her opinions on equal pay and equal opportunity for women in the workplace.

… she formed the first women’s union in Brisbane in September 1890 … As a seamstress she gave evidence at the 1891 Royal Commission into Shops, Factories and Workshops, that highlighted the existence of many sweatshops that exploited women workers. Through this period Miller was an active participant in the Early Closing Association.

With the great strikes of the 1890s, Miller was active in supporting the 1891 Australian shearers’ strike and in setting up the Prisoners’ Relief Fund for the twelve arrested strike leaders. While William Lane chose to set up in 1892 the New Australia community in Paraguay along socialist lines which attracted many labour activists, Emma Miller believed Lane was “opting out of the struggle” and became a foundation member of the Workers’ Political Organisation, a forerunner of the Australian Labor Party in Queensland. She became colloquially known as Mother Miller as the most dominant female figure in the Queensland labour movement.

During the 1912 Brisbane General Strike for the right to organise trade unions, Miller thrust her hatpin into the Police Commissioner’s horse causing the Police Commissioner permanent injury, a feat for which she is remembered.

She was also involved in anti-conscription activism over the course of World War I by joining the Women’s Peace Army … in 1915. The following year she attending the Australian Peace Alliance conference in Melbourne, and is reputed to have attended the Yarra Bank where she denounced militarism from her soapbox. The campaign against the first conscription referendum on 28 October 1916 was a success, attributed by many historians to the strong women’s anti-conscription campaign.

A statue of her is located in King George Square in Brisbane.

Emma miller place is that little square thing to the right of king George sq as you look at town hall. it’s the little bit before upper Albert street.