First settlement on the Brisbane River [chapter 48 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 48 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 26 May 1935.] The story of Australia — XLVIII. First settlement on the Brisbane River John Oxley’s report of his explorations, in which he recommended Moreton Bay as a place for establishing a suitable settlement, was readily […]

Redcliffe chosen for first settlement [chapter 47 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 47 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 19 May 1935.] The story of Australia — XLVII. Redcliffe chosen for first settlement Matthew Flinders was again destined to visit the coast of Queensland. His work of exploration had been so highly valued that the Imperial […]

Search for new penal settlement: Oxley discovers the Brisbane River [chapter 15 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 15 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 23 September 1934.] The story of Australia — XV. Search for new penal settlement Oxley discovers the Brisbane River Matthew Flinders, in 1799, sailed out of Moreton Bay, where he had been engaged on exploration work, fully […]

Expeditions of John Oxley: Discovery of Liverpool Plains [chapter 14 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 14 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 16 September 1934.] The Story of Australia — XIV. Expeditions of John Oxley Discovery of Liverpool Plains The discovery of the Bathurst plains with two promising rivers, aroused the enthusiasm of the settlers, and there was a […]