Meanjin to Brisvegas: Snapshots of Brisbane's Journey from Colonial Backwater to New World City

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In just one generation Brisbane has grown from country town to vibrant modern metropolis. Yet it had a tough start. It used to be a blue collar town, struggling under the weight of its history. Prior to European settlement, as Meanjin, it was a busy meeting place for the many indigenous clans in the Moreton Bay area. Almost 200 years ago Brisbane had an traumatic start as a penal settlement poorly run by veterans of the Napoleonic Wars. It became a new state with less support from London than any other colony in the British Empire. Almost a century later it was briefly the headquarters for the Pacific War, delighting and depressing its citizens in equal measure. Then it had to fight off corruption in high places before it realising its great potential. There was some intrigue along the way. Early Brisbane society was enlivened by its own aristocratic Lady Di; a gruesome murder started a dynasty; the Battle of Brisbane was hushed-up to maintain morale; and the local ‘Rat... More > Pack’ played a rather nasty Joke.< Less
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2nd Edition
September 14, 2014
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