|Problems with drought, floods and depression didn't stop
Queensland and Brisbane from stopping its economic and
industry boom in the early
1890s, leading its way in
becoming Australia's largest local authority after the First
World War. In 1924, two cities, six towns and ten shires
abolished via the City of Brisbane Act, and a single
council was created to lead 1,220 square kilometers of
territory. The construction of the Story Bridge has also
become a monumental move during the Great Depression, giving
jobless people of that time a source of income.
During the Second World War, the AMP building has been
transformed into United States General Douglas Macarthurís
He was the Commander in Chief of the
South-West Pacific Campaign. November 26 -27, 1942 has
marked the history as the "Battle of Brisbane,"
fight between the American and Australian servicemen. After
the Second World War is Brisbane's industrial boom. This
foreigners to migrate to the country,
automatically boosting its population. More roads were
created and suburbs began to flourish.
While there is a continuous flourish in Brisbane during that
time, the city has tasted its own devastation caused by big
floods in 1974.
This tragic event has caused sixteen lives
and a damage amounting to $300 million. Recovery skewered in
the atmosphere of Brisbane in
1982 while hosting the 1982
Commonwealth Games, boosting its own infrastructures and
sporting facilities. Brisbane also hosted the 1988
Expo at the South bank, which gave international claim to
Brisbane has also stopped from being simply a
commerce-oriented city, adding up cultural diversity on its
skin. This has led the city to compete fairly with other
Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne in the art
and music scenes, thus the introduction to some of the most
prestigious film and music festivals in current history.