Wednesday, 30 May 2012


Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of approximately 2.1 million, and the South East Queensland urban conurbation, centred around Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the original European settlement and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 km from its mouth at Moreton Bay.

The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River valley between the bay and the Great Dividing Range. While the metropolitan area is governed by several municipalities, a large portion of central Brisbane is governed by the Brisbane City Council, which is by far Australia's largest Local Government Area by population. The demonym of Brisbane is Brisbanite.

Brisbane is named after the river on which it sits, which, in turn, was named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. The first European settlement in Queensland was a penal colony at Redcliffe, 28 kilometres north of the Brisbane central business district, in 1824. That settlement was soon abandoned and moved to North Quay in 1825. Free settlers were permitted from 1842.

Brisbane was chosen as the capital when Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony from New South Wales in 1859. The city played a central role in the Allied campaign during World War II as the South West Pacific headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur. Furthermore, Brisbane has hosted many large cultural and sporting events, including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo '88 and the final Goodwill Games in 2001. Brisbane is the largest economy between Sydney and Singapore, and as of 2008 is classified as a Global city. It was also rated the 16th most livable city in the world in 2009 by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

This post is part of Kim's Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of Nature Footsteps Waters meme,
and also part of Outdoor Wednesday meme.


  1. Miasto z wieżowcami świetnie wygląda nad wielką rzeką. Pozdrawiam.
    The city of skyscrapers looks great in the great river. Yours.

  2. Australia looks like a fabulous and beautiful country. I would love to visit someday. Your pictures are wonderful.

  3. Your pics make the city inviting! Great captures:)

  4. Looks like the trees are changing its color now. It makes the view more picturesque! ^_^ Thanks for joining Kim,USA

  5. those are very beautiful representatives of Brisbane, you got the best angles and most vivid details.

  6. my favourite shot is the third one. I like how the buildings are lined up on the shore and the light is great. :)

  7. Brisbane is the more beautiful city of the Australia and I want to say thank to you for sharing the information about the Brisbane's history and especially that the its named was on the name of sir Thomas Brisbane good info for me thanks.
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  8. This pictures implies the positive economy of Australia.hervey bay real estate


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