Brisbane - Christmas January 4th 2011 Friday 24th December
Brisbane (pop 1.8 million people) is capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia.
Brisbane is named after the river on which it sits which, in turn, was named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825.
Once we've booked ourselves in we headed for the local ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more