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Sir Thomas Brisbane Seat
Sir Thomas Brisbane Seat

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Commemorative seat presented to the people of Queensland by Rotary International in recognition of the part Sir Thomas Brisbane played in the history of Queensland.

Sir Thomas Brisbane was 48 when he first landed in Sydney to take over as Governor of the 33 year old colony of New South Wales in 1821 a post he held until 1825. In 1823 Brisbane sent Lieutenant John Oxley to find a new site for convicts who were repeat offenders. Oxley discovered a large river flowing into Moreton Bay. A year later, the first convicts arrived at Moreton Bay. Brisbane visited the settlement in 1826. Oxley suggested that both the river and the settlement be named after Brisbane. The convict settlement was declared a town in 1834 and opened to free settlement in 1839.


Address:Parkland Boulevard, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.461667
Long: 153.018056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Monument Designer:Dr Rhyll Hinwood


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st June, 2003
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Presented by Rotary International and the Queensland Government to the people of Queensland to celebrate the hosting Rotary International Convention Brisbane 1-4 June 2003

Unveiled by His Excellency the Governor of Queensland Major Peter Arnison AC, CVO and Rotary International President, Mr Bhichai Rattakul,
Sunday 1 June 2003

This project was conceived by the Rotary Clubs of Stones Corner in Brisbane and Largs in Scotland to recognise the part Sir Thomas Brisbane played in the early history of the State of Queensland and acknowledging his birthplace at Largs. It was supported bt the Rotary Club of Brisbane Host Club of the Convention and Rotary Districts.

Source: MA
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