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Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane
is the third largest city in Australia and most populous
city of Queensland. It is situated on the Brisbane
River on plains between Moreton Bay and the Great
Dividing Range in south-eastern Queensland.
city is named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor
of New South Wales from 1821 – 1825. The settlement
grew from a penal colony established at his direction
in 1824 at Redcliffe, 28 kilometres (17.4 mi) to the
north. The colony moved to the current location of
the Brisbane CBD in 1825, and free settlers were permitted
from 1842. It was chosen as the capital when Queensland
was proclaimed a separate colony in 1859.
1925, the City of Brisbane Act was passed by the Queensland
Government, abolishing 20 local government authorities
in the city and forming the largest local authority
in Australia, covering 1,200 square kilometres (463.3
city played a central role in the Allied campaign
during World War II as the South West Pacific headquarters
for General Douglas MacArthur.
recently, Brisbane hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games,
1988 World's Fair (Expo '88), and 2001 Goodwill Games.