Brisbane is a city and the state capital
of Queensland in Australia. Australia is a big island and the smallest
of the world. Brisbane is also the most populous city of Queensland with
a population of over 1,8 million and is the third most populous in
Australia. The most populous city is Sydney. The indigenous people
called the area Mian-jin which means “place shaped as a spike”. The city
of Brisbane was named after Sir Thomas Brisbane who was the governor of
the New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. Around the year 1837 German
missionaries settled at Zions Hill Nundah, this was five years before
Brisbane was proclaimed for free settlement.
Brisbane climate is humid, hot and dry summers and mild winter.
Brisbane’s city is quite hilly. The previous inhabitants before the
European settlement in Brisbane were the Turrbal. In 1859 Queensland was
proclaimed as separate colony having for capital Brisbane. The oldest
buildings still existing are Park and the Old Commissariat Store on
William Street and The Windmill in Wickham. Brisbane City Council
controls the city of Brisbane.
Brisbane has its own airport called Brisbane Airport and is the third
busiest in the country of Australia after Sydney and Melbourne Airport.