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Meanjin to Brisvegas: Snapshots of Brisbanes Journey from Colonial Backwater to New World City John Tilston

Meanjin to Brisvegas: Snapshots of Brisbanes Journey from Colonial Backwater to New World City

John Tilston

Published September 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781291996562
Paperback
230 pages
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 About the Book 

This book describes seminal moments in the history of the capital city of Queensland, which in just one generation has grown from country town to vibrant modern metropolis. It had a tough start. It became a separate state with less financial supportMoreThis book describes seminal moments in the history of the capital city of Queensland, which in just one generation has grown from country town to vibrant modern metropolis. It had a tough start. It became a separate state with less financial support from London than any other colony in the mighty British Empire. Almost a century later is was briefly the Allied Forces headquarters for the Pacific War, delighting and depressing its citizens in equal measure. Then it had to shake off corruption in high places before it could realise its great potential. There was some intrigue along the way. Early Brisbane society was enlivened by its own aristocratic Lady Di- a gruesome murder started a dynasty- the Battle of Brisbane was hushed-up to maintain morale- and the local Rat Pack played a rather different Joke. Prior to European settlement - as Meanjin - it was a busy meeting place for the many indigenous clans in the Moreton Bay region.