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Favorite thing: BRISBANE CITY derived its name from the naming of the Brisbane River in 1823 by surveyor General John Oxley, in honour of Major-General Sir Thomas McDougall Brisbane. The Brisbane area was then a part of New South Wales and Major-General Brisbane was its Governor-General. From the first settlement in 1824 in Redcliffe, the area was used for the sole purpose of containing ?the worst class of offenders? among Australia?s convict population. In 1842 free settlers began to move in and the community of Brisbane, as it is today, had its beginning

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  • Updated Dec 6, 2002
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