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Perspectives of Brisbane offers a captivating insight into the people, events and changing landscape that is our city. The evolving life of Brisbane, its history and its culture, is revealed through stories, photographs and film.
Situated on the Traditional Lands of the Yuggara, Yugarapul, Turrbal, Jinibara and Quandamooka peoples, our city is home to some of the world’s oldest living cultures. Since European settlement in the early 1800s, beginning with the Moreton Bay Penal Colony, Brisbane’s changing landscape has seen conflict, natural disasters, innovation and celebration. Contemporary Brisbane is home to over 2.5 million people from diverse backgrounds. Our city continues to transform, shaped by the ongoing custodial care of our First Nations peoples, waves of migration, and engagement in the wider Asia-Pacific region. Brisbane’s people, passions and openness have contributed to its reputation as a cultural destination.