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This article is about the metropolitan area of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.For the local government area, see City of Brisbane.

He formed additional outstations and made several important journeys of exploration.

He is also infamous for his extreme use of the Cat o' nine tails on convicts.

During this era, Brisbane grew and modernised rapidly becoming a destination of interstate migration.

Some of Brisbane's popular landmarks were lost, including the Bellevue Hotel in 1979 and Cloudland in 1982, demolished in controversial circumstances by the Deen Brothers demolition crew.

For the central business district, see Brisbane central business district. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River Valley between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range, sprawling across several of Australia's most populous local government areas (LGAs), most centrally the City of Brisbane, which is by far the most populous LGA in the nation. One of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane was founded upon the ancient homelands of the indigenous Turrbal and Jagera peoples.

Named after the Brisbane River on which it is located – which in turn was named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825 – the area was chosen as a place for secondary offenders from the Sydney Colony.

Today, Brisbane is well known for its distinct Queenslander architecture which forms much of the city's built heritage.

It also receives attention for its damaging flood events, most notably in 19.

Sir Thomas Brisbane visited the settlement and travelled 28 miles up the Brisbane River in December 1824, bestowing upon Brisbane the distinction of being the only Australian capital city set foot upon by its namesake.

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