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Progressing the World Expo '88 Vision
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About World Expo '88

About Brisbane




Map of Australia courtesy of Wilkins Maps
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Brisbane is a sub-tropical city located in the south-east corner of the State of Queensland, which is a member of the Commonwealth of Australia.

It is the capital of Queensland, and has a population of approximately 1.6 million persons, making it the third largest city in Australia, after Sydney, and Melbourne. From an area point of view, it is one of the largest cities in the world.

Long regarded as the 'deep and un-developed north' by it's southern and more prosperous state neighbours, after landmark events such as the XIIth Commonwealth Games in 1982 and World Expo '88 in 1988 - the largest event in Australia's bi-centennial year - it is today regarded one of the most livable cities in the Asia-Pacific region, and has one of the highest rates of migration to the city from other states.

Life in Brisbane is characterized by it's iconic stilt houses, lazy summer days where the temperature doesn't drop below 25 degrees, the beautiful purples of it's wild bouganvilleas and jacaranda trees, as well as quick 'get-aways' to the beach meccas of the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, to the north and south of the city respectively.

Brisbane's official internet portal is http://www.ourbrisbane.com.
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Population Statistics Courtesy of
Australian Bureau of Statistics Brisbane Page (2001)
Portal Entrance Page http://www.abs.gov.au


Brisbane Circa 1988

Here one can see the iconic Brisbane River weaving it's way through the city and suburbs. 
The 1988 expo site is located on the right-hand bank of the River. The white 'sun-sails' covering the site are partially visible.



A 360° vista of Brisbane in 2006 from the Goodwill Bridge - the re-developed World Expo '88 site is at the left south-bank of the image - the CBD on the north-bank - the Captain Cook Bridge and Pacific Highway and other residential on the right of the image. Click to Enlarge.
 
       
Brisbane is known for it's meandering river and beautiful blue skies all year round.
[L] A Brisbane City Council 'CityCat' service departs North Quay. [R] Palm Trees and an artificial sand beach with the City in the background make a City-bound Beach-goer's haven - South Bank Parklands - the re-developed World Expo '88 site.