What was held in Brisbane in 1988?
World Expo 88, also known as Expo 88, was a specialised Expo held in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia, during a six-month period between Saturday, 30 April 1988 and Sunday, 30 October 1988, inclusive.
What was Expo 88 celebrating?
Expo 88 was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 30 April 1988. As this was an International Specialised Expo, rather than a World Expo, the event focused on one particular aspect of human endeavour – “Leisure in the Age of Technology”.
Did Brisbane have a monorail?
History. The Sea World Monorail System opened on 15 August 1986 by Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen as Australia’s first monorail system. Following the conclusion of World Expo 88 in Brisbane, at least one of the monorail trains was relocated to Sea World in 1989.
What was the first Expo?
The first World Expo – the Great Exhibition – took place in London in 1851. The concept became popular and was repeated across the globe, demonstrating an unparalleled power of attraction and a record of world-class legacies.
What does an expo mean?
An expo is a large event where goods, especially industrial goods, are displayed.
Where is the World Expo this year?
By Heckler. Sydney closed down and dug up all its tramlines between 1939 and 1962, because it was the fashion to replace tramways with buses. Sydney had a bigger tram network than Melbourne. We all think we live in a more enlightened age that would never do something that silly.
Do World Expos still exist?
At present there are two types of international exhibition: World Expos (formally known as International Registered Exhibitions) and Specialised Expos (formally known as International Recognised Exhibitions). World Expo 2015 was held in Milan, Italy, from 1 May to 31 October 2015.
When did the first Expo start?
Historical innovations. – The first live TV broadcast was made at the New York World’s Fair in 1939.
When was the World’s Fair in Tennessee?
In 1982, the “scruffy little city” of Knoxville, Tennessee welcomed the world to its back yard via the way of the 1982 World’s Fair.