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Brisbane

[briz-beyn, -buh n] /ˈbrɪz beɪn, -bən/
noun
1.
Arthur, 1864–1936, U.S. journalist.
2.
a seaport in and the capital of Queensland, in E Australia.

Queensland

[kweenz-land, -luh nd] /ˈkwinzˌlænd, -lənd/
noun
1.
a state in NE Australia. 670,500 sq. mi. (1,736,595 sq. km).
Capital: Brisbane.
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British Dictionary definitions for Brisbane

Brisbane

/ˈbrɪzbən/
noun
1.
a port in E Australia, the capital of Queensland: founded in 1824 as a penal settlement; vast agricultural hinterland. Pop: 1 508 161 (2001)

Queensland

/ˈkwiːnzˌlænd; -lənd/
noun
1.
a state of NE Australia: fringed on the Pacific side by the Great Barrier Reef; the Great Dividing Range lies in the east, separating the coastal lowlands from the dry Great Artesian Basin in the south. Capital: Brisbane. Pop: 3 840 111 (2003 est). Area: 1 727 500 sq km (667 000 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Brisbane

Queensland

Australian state, founded 1859 and named for Queen Victoria of Great Britain.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Brisbane in Culture
Brisbane [(briz-bayn, briz-buhn)]

Capital of Queensland state and largest city in the state; located in eastern Australia on the Pacific Ocean; the third-largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne.

Note: The British settled Brisbane in the early eighteenth century as a penal colony.
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