Brisbane is the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. It is the third largest city in Australia. Boasting over 1.7 million people, Brisbane offers all the infrastructure and facilities of a global hub for technology and tourism.
Brisbane is well know for it’s academic conferences. It is a city set close to the Pacific Ocean and is situated besides The Brisbane River on plains between Moreton Bay and The Great Diving Range in southeastern Queensland.
Named in honour of Sir Thomas Brisbane, the city grew from a harsh penal colony established in 1824 at Redcliffe, 40km to the north.
The colony was moved to Brisbane in 1825 and free settlers were permitted from 1842. It was chosen as the capital of Queensland when it was proclaimed a separate colony in 1859. The city developed slowly until after World War II where it played a central role in the Allied campaign as the southwest Pacific headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur.