The 1974 Brisbane flood was a major disaster which temporarily crippled the city.
During this era, Brisbane grew and modernised rapidly becoming a destination of interstate migration.
Large enough to be cosmopolitan yet small enough to be friendly and accessible, Brisbane is a 'garden metropolis' famous for its leafy, open spaces and the pleasant pace of life that unfolds between the zig-zags of its iconic river.
In the mid-2000s, lower dam levels led to severe water restrictions for residents.
The campaign to lower water usage was so successful that the city now boasts some of the lowest average water use per resident of any developed city in the world.
In 1925, the Queensland State Parliament created the City of Brisbane Act that set up a single government for the city of Brisbane, still the largest metropolitan authority in Australia, and one of the largest in the world by area.
Over twenty small municipalities and shires were amalgamated to form the City of Brisbane.
These days you're not likely to find the tap dry or see any visible signs of the shortage.
However, out of respect for the locals, keep your showers relatively brief, try your best to conserve water and expect the locals to be horrified if you walk away from a running tap.
The Moreton Bay area was explored by English navigator Matthew Flinders.
On 17 July 1799, Flinders landed at what is now known as Woody Point, which he named "Red Cliff Point" - now Redcliffe - after the red-coloured cliffs visible from the bay.
In 1838, non-convict free settlers moved to the area and pushed to close the jail and to release the land in the area.
In 1859, a gold rush led to the establishment of the colony of Queensland with Brisbane as its capital, even though Brisbane was not incorporated as a city until 1902.
The Mud Army were honoured with the naming of a new City Cat Ferry, the "Spirit of Brisbane", and then Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, described Brisbane residents as "the best of humankind", gifting a monument to the city to honour the volunteers.