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Brisbane is a town in Queensland. It is the capital of Queensland and the largest city in the state

History Edit

The First Interaction Edit

Prior to European Settlement around the Brisbane Region, many different types of Aboriginal groups including the Turrbal and Gubbi Gubbi settled around what is now the region of Brisbane and spoke the Jagera language. In the Jagera language Brisbane was known as Mian-Jin or "Place Shaped as a Spike". First European interactions began around 1799 when Matthew Flinders was charting the Australian coastline and named around what is now Moreton Bay as Red Cliff Point. However, proper settlement did not begin until the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Brisbane instructed that a Penal Settlement be built further north. John Oxley lead this exploration party and landed around Moreton Bay. Oxley went as far as to travel up the Brisbane River which he named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, however the settlement was established at Red Cliff Point (now Woody Point) and a year later in 1824, a party lead by Henry Miller discovered and settled around the Redcliffe area. However, this settlement was eventually moved upstream to what is now North Quay which offered more water for the settlers, however, there was also an influx of mosquitoes. Sir Thomas Brisbane explored the settlement in 1824 and it was eventually named Edenglassie. Non Convict settlement began in 1838. The Settlement grew under the control of infamous Cat O'Nine Tales user, Captain Patrick Logan who would love to torture people with the Cat O'Nine Tails. In 1859, the area of Brisbane became a separate area from New South Wales and so Queensland was born. Brisbane was chosen as the capital although it did not earn the city title until 1902.

Germans? Edit

In 1837, German missionaries settled around the now-Nundah region. Two of these German Preachers would become famous around the Australia and Pacific region, Christopher Eipper and Carl Wilhelm Schmidt. The Council of the time allowed them around 260 hectares to set up and establish their missionaries Through the 1860s, more influxes of Germans, specifically from Prussia arrived in the Brisbane region and were aided through new immigration programs.

The World of War, Number II Edit

Throughout the 1930s many famous Brisbane landmarks were created including ANZAC Square, Brisbane's City Hall, The Shrine of Remembrance and Story Bridge. However, through the War, US Soldiers had stationed in and around the Brisbane region and had upset the Australian public and their soldiers. US Soldiers were unfairly treated better and that resulted in the Battle of Brisbane. Brisbane also housed several Allied Headquarters during the Second World War

Post War Boom! Edit

An infamous and anonymous letter writer named "The Brisbane Bard" had helped solidfy Brisbane as a "Big Country Town". The Development of Postwar Brisbane was shaken by several infrastructure issues and under John Bjelke-Petersen, began major change programs and an 'urban renewal'. Brisbane Trams were also a popular way of getting around the city until they shut down in 1969 but re-opened in 2007 thanks o a "Light Rail Plan". Brisbane is infamous for being struck by floods, usually due to a prior cyclone or in 2011's case, the ever-changing La Nina Weather Pattern. There are Three Floods in Brisbane's history that were the most deadly. In 1893, 1974 and 2011.

The Bicentenary Party! Edit

In 1982, Brisbane Held the Commonwealth Games (Olympics for Britain's Commonwealth) and the famous World Expo 88. These launched the Tourism industry in Brisbane and Expo 88 is responsible for the creation of Southbank, the culturally active suburb of Brisbane. The Mascot for the 1982 Commonwealth Games was a tall winking Kangaroo named Matilda that wowed crowds with the little Kangaroo kids that bounced around after they came out of her pouch. In the Twenty-First century Brisbane has also held the G20 Summit in 2014 and the Goodwill Games Final in 2001

Gallery Edit

Template:Places in Australia
Northern Territory Galiwinku . Nhulunbuy . Darwin . Tennant Creek . Alice Springs
Queensland Hervey bay . Brisbane . Rockhampton . Sunshine coast . Airlie beach . Gold coast . Tweed heads . Weipa . Cairns . Palm Cove . Port Douglas . Cooktown . Coolangatta . Atherton . Ingham . Cardwell . Tully . Innisfail . Townsville . Bowen . Proserpine . Mackay . Sarina . Yeppoon and Emu Park . Kinka Beach . Zilzie . Gladstone . Tannum Sands . Birdsville . 1770 . Agnes Waters . Boulia . Four Ways
New South Wales Sydney . Mt Kosciusko . Coffs Harbour . Central Coast . Newcastle . Broken Hill
Australian Capitol Territory Canberra .
South Australia Coober Pedy . Adelaide . Port Lincoln . Oodnadatta
Victoria Melbourne . Echuca
Tasmania Hobart . Launceston . Devonport . Burnie-Somerset . Strahan . Coles Bay . Bicheno . Queenstown . Port Arthur
Western Australia Broome . Dampier . Perth