Brisbane and Greater Brisbane

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is in the south-east of the state. In the nineteenth century it developed as a river port 100 km from the New South Wales border. In 1925 Brisbane became the only Australian capital city to have metropolitan local government status conferred on it by an act of parliament. Situated on the Brisbane River, the city centre is on the north side of the river and 15 km in a straight line from the river mouth on Moreton Bay. The city centre, Brisbane Central, is described in a separate entry.

Further Reading: 

John R. Cole, Shaping a city: Greater Brisbane 1925-1985, 1984

Gordon Greenwood, ed, Brisbane 1859-1959, 1959

Janet Hogan, Living History of Brisbane, 1982

W. Ross Johnston, Brisbane: the first 30 years, 1988

J.G. Steele, The Brisbane River, 1976,1984

Peter Spearritt, 'The 200 km city: Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast', Australian Economic History Review, vol. 49, no. 1, March 2009

Cultural & heritage places of Greater Brisbane, Brisbane, Brisbane's Living Heritage Network, 2011

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