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Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia, as well as the capital and most populous city of the
Australian state of Queensland.
It is set close to the Pacific Ocean, and is situated on the Brisbane River on plains between Moreton Bay
and the Great Dividing Range in south-eastern Queensland.
The city is named in honour of Sir Thomas Brisbane who was Governor of New South Wales from 1821 1825.
The original settlement grew from a harsh penal colony established at his direction in 1824 at Redcliffe,
28 km to the north. The colony was moved to what is now the 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.
The city developed slowly until after World War II, when it played a central role in the Allied campaign as
the South West Pacific headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur.
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