Brisbane: An 'earthly paradise' of 'utmost dread' 1824-1842

McConnel, Katie (2006) Brisbane: An 'earthly paradise' of 'utmost dread' 1824-1842. Australian Heritage, 5 : 29-34.

Author McConnel, Katie
Title Brisbane: An 'earthly paradise' of 'utmost dread' 1824-1842
Journal name Australian Heritage
ISSN 1832-8091
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Start page 29
End page 34
Total pages 6
Place of publication Hampton, Vic., Australia
Publisher Hallmark Editions
Language eng
Abstract In 1823, the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Macdougall Brisbane, decided to create a new penal settlement so remote that the worst offenders could be sent there without fear of their making a successful escape. He gave his surveyor-general, John Oxley, orders to travel by sea and assess the suitability of Moreton Bay and two other locations further north, ‘as receptacles for convicts’. Oxley returned with a glowing report of Moreton Bay, and so it was that the city of Brisbane was born as a prison without walls.
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Additional Notes Issue: Summer 2006

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