Year of Disaster: Brisbane 1864

Duncan Richardson grimly depicts the disastrous year of 1864 when as a result of overcrowding, bad governance and bad luck, Brisbane suffered a dire combination of disease, flood and fire.  The book analyses the impact of these events on the development of Brisbane, such as drainage systems, an efficient fire-fighting department, and quarantine stations on Moreton Bay.

Available at the Commissariat Store – $25