is an inner city suburb of Brisbane
located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River
, directly connected to the central business district
by the Kurilpa
Modern public transport services include suburban train stations at South Brisbane
and South Bank
and South East Busway
stations at Cultural Centre
, South Bank
, and Mater Hill
ferry services link South Brisbane to other riverside suburbs.
Its population was estimated in the 2006 census at 4,285.
Known, along with West End
and Highgate Hill
as Kurilpa (Water Rat) to the local indigenous people, the area remains important in indigenous life. Musgrave Park
has been for many years a place of congregation for the Murri
peoples of south-east Queensland. It is the site of a bora ring
that has been buried.
South Brisbane was established when a construction boom followed the opening of the railway to the south in 1884 with its terminus in the area. The first electric tramway in Brisbane
ran along Stanley Street in South Brisbane on 16 June 1897.
The suburb was previously heavily industrialised, but its regeneration began when it was selected as the location of World Expo '88
, which was built on former wharves and industrial land. Following Expo '88, South Bank Parklands
was built on the former Expo site. South Brisbane has emerged as fashionable, high density, modern residential area, given its proximity... Read More