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Brisbane River
The Brisbane
Brisbane
River
River
(indigenous name Maiwar) is the longest river in South East Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane, before emptying into Moreton Bay. John Oxley, the first European to explore the river, named it after the Governor of New South Wales, Thomas Brisbane
Thomas Brisbane
in 1823. The penal colony of Moreton Bay later adopted the same name, eventually becoming the present city of Brisbane. Early travellers along the waterway admired the natural beauty, abundant fish and rich vegetation along its banks. From 1862 the Brisbane
Brisbane
River
River
has been dredged for navigation purposes. The river served as an important carriageway between Brisbane
Brisbane
and Ipswich before a railway linking the towns was built in 1875
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Edward Street, Brisbane
Edward Street is a busy thoroughfare in the Brisbane
Brisbane
central business district, Queensland, Australia. It is a one-way street located between Albert Street and Creek Street, and runs from Upper Edward Street to Alice Street.[1] It is named after Edward VII of the United Kingdom.[citation needed] A number of prominent Brisbane
Brisbane
landmarks are situated on Edward Street. The Central Station, the Queen Street Mall, the Metro Arts Theatre and the City Botanic Gardens
City Botanic Gardens
can be accessed from Edward Street. A number of Brisbane
Brisbane
CBD shopping centres have entrances from Edward Street
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Triassic
The Triassic
Triassic
( /traɪˈæsɪk/) is a geologic period and system which spans 50.9 million years from the end of the Permian
Permian
Period 251.9 million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Jurassic
Jurassic
Period 201.3 Mya.[8] The Triassic
Triassic
is the first period of the Mesozoic
Mesozoic
Era. Both the start and end of the period are marked by major extinction events.[9] The Triassic
Triassic
began in the wake of the Permian– Triassic
Triassic
extinction event, which left the earth's biosphere impoverished; it would take well into the middle of this period for life to recover its former diversity. Therapsids and archosaurs were the chief terrestrial vertebrates during this time
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Kingaroy, Queensland
Kingaroy
Kingaroy
/kɪŋəˈrɔɪ/[2] is an agricultural town and locality in the South Burnett
South Burnett
Region, Queensland, Australia.[3][4] It is approximately 210 kilometres (130 mi) or about 2½ hours drive north-west of the state capital Brisbane. The town is situated on the junction of the D'Aguilar and the Bunya Highways
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Bridge
A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations
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River Mouth
A river mouth is the part of a river where the river flows into another river, a lake, a reservoir, a sea, or an ocean.[citation needed]Contents1 Water motion 2 Landforms 3 Cultural influence 4 See also 5 ReferencesWater motion[edit] The water from a river can enter the receiving body in a variety of different ways.[1] The motion of the river mainly depends on the relative density of the river compared to the receiving water and any ambient motion in the receiving water, such as tides or seiches.[citation needed] If the river water is denser than the surface of the receiving water, the river water will plunge below the surface at the plunge curve
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Nanango
Nanango
Nanango
/nəˈnæŋɡoʊ/[2] is a town and locality in the South Burnett Region of Queensland, Australia.[3][4] In the 2016 census, Nanango
Nanango
had a population of 3,599 people.[5]Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Heritage listings 4 Climate 5 Economy 6 Education 7 Culture 8 Tourism 9 Events 10 References 11 External linksGeography[edit] Nanango
Nanango
is situated 190 kilometres (118 mi) north-west of the state capital, Brisbane. Nanango
Nanango
sits at the junction of the D'Aguilar and Burnett Highways. History[edit] The original inhabitants of the area were the indigenous people belonging to the Wakka Wakka
Wakka Wakka
(or Waka Waka) people
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Governors Of New South Wales
The Governor of New South Wales
New South Wales
is the viceregal representative of the Australian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in the state of New South Wales. In an analogous way to the Governor-General of Australia
Governor-General of Australia
at the national level, the Governors of the Australian states
Governors of the Australian states
perform constitutional and ceremonial functions at the state level. The Governor is appointed by the queen on the advice of the Premier of New South Wales,[1] for an unfixed period of time—known as serving At Her Majesty's pleasure—though five years is the norm. The current Governor is retired General David Hurley, who succeeded Dame Marie Bashir on 2 October 2014. The office has its origin in the 18th-century colonial governors of New South Wales
New South Wales
upon its settlement in 1788, and is the oldest continuous institution in Australia
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Rhyolite
Rhyolite
Rhyolite
is an igneous, volcanic rock, of felsic (silica-rich) composition (typically > 69% SiO2 – see the TAS classification). It may have any texture from glassy to aphanitic to porphyritic. The mineral assemblage is usually quartz, sanidine and plagioclase (in a ratio > 2:1 – see the QAPF diagram). Biotite
Biotite
and hornblende are common accessory minerals. It is the extrusive equivalent to granite.Contents1 Geology 2 Occurrence2.1 Europe2.1.1 Germany2.2 America 2.3 Oceania 2.4 Asia 2.5 Africa3 Name 4 Quarrying 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksGeology[edit] Rhyolite
Rhyolite
can be considered as the extrusive equivalent to the plutonic granite rock, and consequently, outcrops of rhyolite may bear a resemblance to granite. Due to their high content of silica and low iron and magnesium contents, rhyolite melts are highly polymerized and form highly viscous lavas
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Brisbane Tuff
Brisbane
Brisbane
tuff is a type of rock,[1] formed as a result of a volcanic eruption
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Australia
Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of AustraliaFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1]Capital Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest city SydneyNational language English[N 2]DemonymAustralian Aussie
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South East Queensland
South East Queensland
Queensland
(SEQ) is a bio-geographical, political, and administrative region of the state of Queensland
Queensland
in Australia, which contains 3.4 million people out of the state's population of 4.8 million.[1] The area covered by South East Queensland
Queensland
varies, depending on the definition of the region, though it tends to include Queensland's three largest cities: the capital city Brisbane; the Gold Coast; and the Sunshine Coast
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Pinkenba Wharf
Pinkenba Wharf
Wharf
is an Australian wharf, located within the Port of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located adjacent to the former Pinkenba railway station. History[edit] The railway was extended from Ascot railway station
Ascot railway station
to Pinkenba in 1897 and the wharf was built in 1898. In 1902 a railway spur was built to service the wharf directly.[1] Present use[edit] The larger ocean-going cruise ships that visit the port currently dock at the Pinkenba Wharf, located on the north side of the Brisbane River, north of the Gateway Bridge, due to height restrictions placed by the bridge. Until the establishment of the new Portside Wharf
Wharf
at Hamilton, Australian cruise ship company P&O Cruises used the Pinkenba wharf as a base for its cruise ships, "Pacific Sky" and "Pacific Star"
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Queensland Lungfish
The Queensland
Queensland
lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri), also known as the Australian lungfish, Burnett salmon and barramunda, is a surviving member of the family Neoceratodontidae and order Ceratodontiformes. It is one of only six extant lungfish species in the world
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Bulwer Island
Bulwer Island
Island
is a 120 hectares (1.2 km2) reclaimed tidal mangrove island at the mouth of the Brisbane River
Brisbane River
in the suburb of Pinkenba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is named for Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, the British Colonial Secretary who separated Queensland from New South Wales
New South Wales
in 1859 and made Sir George Bowen
George Bowen
its first Governor.[1]Contents1 Bulwer Island
Island
Refinery 2 Lighthouse 3 See also 4 ReferencesBulwer Island
Island
Refinery[edit] In May 1961 a TAA DC-4 airliner crashed onto Bulwer Island
Island
during landing at Brisbane
Brisbane
Airport
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