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100% Brisbane lunchtime series: Meanjin to Brisbane and Birth of a city
Fri. 20 January 2017, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm AEST
The Moreton Bay penal settlement was established on a ridge on the north side of the Brisbane River, an area known as Meanjin, in early 1825. At this time it is estimated there were approximately 5,000 Aboriginal people living between Pine River in the north to Logan River in the south. Eventually the penal settlement moved to the area that is now Brisbane’s central business district, marking the beginning of the city we call home. Brisbane opened to free setters in 1842 and as the town developed the local Aboriginal people were dispossessed of their land. Join curator Phil Manning as he takes you on a journey looking at the birth and growth of Brisbane, the simultaneous displacement of Aboriginal people and the conflicts that ensued.