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Brisbane, Australia's river city

There are more than 3,000 convict sites remaining in Australia.

More than 165,000 convicts were transported to Australia from Britain over 80 years.

Moreton Bay, the mouth of the Brisbane River, contains more than 360 islands.

The Brisbane River is crossed by 16 major bridges.

The flood in January 2011 saw the Brisbane River rise by 4.46 metres, flooding 12,000 homes.

Brisbane was home to the Southwest Pacific Headquarters of the Allied forces in World War II.

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