In May 1825 Lieutenant Henry Miller, the First Commandant of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement landed on the North Bank of the Brisbane River somewhere near the present location of the Victoria Bridge and founded the site of the City of Brisbane.

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland will celebrate this occasion on Wednesday the 13th of May which will showcase a talk on the “Lost Brisbane” book and lectures on the founding of Brisbane. It is intended to celebrate this day each year up to Brisbane’s 200 year anniversary in 2025.

For more information, see the attached media statement.