Brisbane

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Facts about Brisbane

Brisbane is both the capital city of Queensland and also the most populated city. Brisbane is the third most populated city in Australia. Today the Brisbane central business district sits on top of the original European settlement situated inside a bend on the Brisbane river roughly 15kilometers from the mouth of the river at Moreton bay. The Brisbane metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River Valley between The Great Dividing Range and Moreton Bay. Those living in Brisbane are referred to as Brisbanite's. Brisbane is one of the oldest cities in Australia and was founded on the ancient homelands of the indigenous Jagera and Turrbal people. Brisbane has been named after the river it sits on - the river in turn was named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane who from 1821 to 1825 was the Governor of New South Wales. The area had originally been chosen as a place for secondary offenders from the Sydney Colony, and in 1824 at Redcliffe a penal settlement was founded, but in 1825 it was abandoned and moved to North Quay before finally opened to free settlement in 1842.

A Brief History on Brisbane

The city was involved in the Australian Frontier wars between 1843 and 1855, with development further set back by the Great Brisbane Flood and the Great Fire of Brisbane. In 1859 Brisbane was chosen as the capital when Queensland was proclaimed as a separate colony from New South Wales. Brisbane played a central role in the Allied campaign during World War two and served as the South West Pacific headquarters for United States Army General - Douglas MacArthur.

Things to Do and See in Brisbane

Today Brisbane is well known for its very distinct Queenslander architecture and damaging floods in 1974 and 2001. The city itself is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to the state of Queensland especially to The Sunshine Coast and The Gold Coast which are both popular tourist destinations located to the north and south of the city. Several large sporting and cultural events have been held in Brisbane - including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, The Goodwill Games in 2001, World Expo 88 and in 2014 the G-20 summit.

Tourism plays a huge role in Brisbane's economy and it is the third most popular destination for international tourists after Sydney and Melbourne. Popular tourist areas are South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Portside Wharf and Brisbane Forest Park.