It was here at the site of the first court house, police station and gaol, that in 1877, gallows and a hangman were brought from Brisbane and two felons were publicly hung. For many decades this has been a place for residents and visitors to meet. Note the four large etchings adjacent to the Commonwealth Bank titled "Five O'Clock Whistle" which represents a time when hundreds of workers from the various factories of lower Kent Street would cycle home at 5pm.
Towards City Hall you will note Chifley Place which provides a venue for freedom of speech. Five characters inspired by Mary Poppins books are etched on the brick plinths on the green closer to Kent Street and five more are in the footpath at the foot of the ramp. These may be reproduced by placing a sheet of paper on each and rubbing with a pencil.