This book comprises twelve contributions by historians on the origin and development of Brisbane. While centring on the seminal 1840s of free settlement, these papers range from the 1820s to 1860s.

This collection places Brisbane Town within regional context of the Moreton Bay district. At the same time it portrays the cruicial role of people in the pioneering process, as groups or individuals, whether squatters, settlers or surveyors. These were the true founders of Brisbane.

The localities treated in this volume include:
  • Brisbane from convict to free settlement and separation from New South Wales
  • North Brisbane, South Brisbane, Kangaroo Point and Bulimba development
  • Ipswich and its journalists in relation to Brisbane
  • The Darling Downs to upper Brisbane Valley occupied by squatters
  • The Moreton Bay district as a whole
This stimulating volume of original papers is for everyone interested in origins and individuals of the Brisbane region.

ISBN: 9780958646994
Author: Fisher, Rod; Harrison, Jennifer
Format: Paperback
Pages: 158
Dimension: 235mm X 165mm