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 (brĭz′bən, -bān′)
A city of eastern Australia on the Brisbane River, about 345 km (215 mi) long, near its mouth on Moreton Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. The area was settled in 1824 as a penal colony.


(Placename) a port in E Australia, the capital of Queensland: founded in 1824 as a penal settlement; vast agricultural hinterland. Pop: 2 189 878 (2013)


(ˈbrɪz beɪn, -bən)

the capital of Queensland, in E Australia. 1,302,000.
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Noun1.Brisbane - capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia
Queensland - a state in northeastern Australia
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Walking the streets of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Townsville, these boys will have the experience of a lifetime.
The streets of Brisbane in the state of Queensland were largely deserted, with 80 suburbsexpected to be floodedif the Brisbane river bursts its banks as expected on Thursday.
Here in the streets of Brisbane some 1,000 miles away from the venue of the greatest race of the year at Fremington Park, the streets were be decked with balloons and everywhere you went the hotels and restaurants were jam packed with ladies and men sporting col ourful headgear.