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The green city
Every time I visit Brisbane, I think, ‘This is my childhood.’
– Michael Connelly
The snaking Brisbane River – named after a former New South Wales Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane – was discovered by surveyor General John Oxley in 1823, after receiving a tip-off from ex-convicts. The river flows through the land of the original inhabitants, the Jagera and Turrbal Aboriginal clans. This land has since grown to become one of Australia’s most densely populated cities.
Brisbane’s climate is the envy of many, with maximum temperatures rarely dropping below 20 degrees Celsius (even in the heart of winter) and an average of more than 124 days of full sunshine annually. Brisbane’s economy boasts the fastest growth in Australia, and its property market is said to be experiencing unprecedented growth, too.
Facts about Brisbane
- The lamington originated in Brisbane. This confectionary delight was first made by the French chef Armand Galland, after running into trouble when he had to serve unexpected guests of his patrons, Lord and Lady Lamington. Galland whipped up the cake with day-old French vanilla sponge cake from the pantry, coconut and chocolate, and the treat became a hit. Galland named the lamington in honour of his patrons.
- 32.2% of Brisbane’s population were born overseas, making the city a multicultural and diverse metropolitan melting pot.
- Brisbane has the fourth-highest median income of all Australian cities, and 92.6% of its inhabitants are employed.