The Geographic Structure of Mapping Brisbane History

The basic groupings of Brisbane regions, going in a clockwise direction,

  1. Southern
  2. Western
  3. Northern
  4. Old Town & (Old) River — this is the area of the early 19th century settlement as a historic geographic centre that is densely built upon in the next three epochs
  5. Eastern & Bay

Originally, the aim of the MBH Project was a singular, unified, map for the whole of the Brisbane area. Unfortunately, the technology was outpaced by our vision and we were limited to having five groupings for the 11 regions. There are a few important advantages, however, in the new block segmented design. The design always better viewing of dense clusters. More importantly, it provides alternative ways for different Brisbane regions to be understood. Our fundamental group structure has been the traditional divide of the Brisbane River, between Brisbane Southside and Brisbane Northside. Much of the city’s history is understood on this structure. The Project will retain that approach into terms of the Brisbane Southside History Network, and the possibility of a northside network. Nevertheless, the five groupings of regions demonstrate other networks, that of the historical inner city with its access through the air and sea port corridor, the Eastern and Bay suburbs, and the western suburbs which paid less regard to the river divide.

More information on the groupings of regions can be found here.

 

Next, we have the 11 regions of Brisbane (the original ‘stages’ retained):

  1. South Central
  2. Inner South-East
  3. Outer South-East
  4. Outer South-West
  5. Outer North-West
  6. Inner North-West
  7. North-West
  8. North Central
  9. Inner North-East
  10. Outer North
  11. Outer North-East

One might ask why 11, not 10 or 12, but again the answer is the technological requirements combined with the geographical logic which had been set in the original stages (the pilot stage being number 1, amalgamated into No. 2 region). 

More information on the regions can be found here.

Finally, there are the local study areas, in the regions, and in the groupings of regions. And the table of the 66 local study areas is as follows:

LSA Sites Code Grouping Regions Local Area Study MBH LSA Code
MBSH.02.01.## Southern South Central Dutton Park-South Woolloongabba-Buranda MBH.04.02.01
MBSH.02.02.## Southern South Central Fairfield-Annerley (formerly pilot) MBH.04.02.02
MBSH.02.03.## Southern South Central Yeronga MBH.04.02.03
MBSH.02.04.## Southern South Central Ekibin-Tarragindi MBH.04.02.04
MBSH.02.05.## Southern South Central Moorooka-Tarragindi (formerly pilot) MBH.04.02.05
MBSH.02.06.## Southern South Central Rocklea-Yeerongpilly-Moorooka MBH.04.02.06
MBSH.02.07.## Southern South Central Salisbury-Nathan MBH.04.02.07
MBSH.02.08.## Southern South Central Coopers Plains-Robertson MBH.04.02.08
MBSH.02.09.## Southern South Central Archerfield-Acacia Ridge MBH.04.02.09
MBSH.02.10.## Southern South Central Banoon-Sunnybank (formerly pilot) MBH.04.02.10
MBSH.02.11.## Southern South Central Sunnybank Hills MBH.04.02.11
MBSH.02.12.## Southern South Central Algester-Calamvale-Parkinson MBH.04.02.12
MBSH.03.01.## Southern Inner South-East West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba MBH.04.03.01
MBSH.03.02.## Southern Inner South-East Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane MBH.04.03.02
MBSH.03.03.## Southern Inner South-East Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside MBH.04.03.03
MBSH.03.04.## Southern Inner South-East Murarrie-Cannon Hill MBH.04.03.04
MBSH.03.05.## Southern Inner South-East Norman Park-Seven-Hills-Camp Hill MBH.04.03.05
MBSH.03.06.## Southern Inner South-East Greenslopes-Coorparoo MBH.04.03.06
MBSH.03.07.## Southern Inner South-East Carina-Carina Heights-Carindale MBH.04.03.07
MBSH.03.08.## Southern Inner South-East Holland Park-Holland Park West MBH.04.03.08
MBSH.03.09.## Southern Inner South-East Mount Gravatt-Mount Gravatt East MBH.04.03.09
MBSH.03.10.## Southern Inner South-East Mansfield-Wishart MBH.04.03.10
MBSH.03.11.## Southern Inner South-East MacGregor-Upper Mount Gravatt MBH.04.03.11
MBSH.03.12.## Southern Inner South-East Sunnybank (East of Mains Road)-Runcorn MBH.04.03.12
MBSH.03.13.## Southern Inner South-East Stretton-Drewvale-Karawatha MBH.04.03.13
MBSH.04.01.## Eastern & Bay Outer South-East Hemmant-Lytton-Port of Brisbane MBH.04.04.01
MBSH.04.02.## Eastern & Bay Outer South-East Wynnum-Wynnum West-Manly-Lota-Manly West MBH.04.04.02
MBSH.04.03.## Eastern & Bay Outer South-East Tingalpa-Wakerley-Gumdale-Ransome MBH.04.04.03
MBSH.04.04.## Eastern & Bay Outer South-East Belmont-Mackenzie-Chandler MBH.04.04.04
MBSH.04.05.## Eastern & Bay Outer South-East Rochedale-Burbank MBH.04.04.05
MBSH.04.06.## Eastern & Bay Outer South-East Eight Mile Plains-Kuraby MBH.04.04.06
MBSH.05.01.## Western Outer South-West Chelmer-Graceville-Sherwood MBH.04.05.01
MBSH.05.02.## Western Outer South-West Corinda-Oxley MBH.04.05.02
MBSH.05.03.## Western Outer South-West Seventeen Mile Rocks-Darra MBH.04.05.03
MBSH.05.04.## Western Outer South-West Jindalee- Sinnamon Park- Mount Ommaney-Westlake MBH.04.05.04
MBSH.05.05.## Western Outer South-West Riverhills-Middle Park-Jamboree Heights-Sumner MBH.04.05.05
MBSH.05.06.## Western Outer South-West Wacol-Richlands-Inala MBH.04.05.06
MBSH.05.07.## Western Outer South-West Durack- Doolandella-Willawong-Pallara-Larapinta MBH.04.05.07
MBSH.05.08.## Western Outer South-West Ellen Grove-Forest Lake- Heathwood MBH.04.05.08
MBNH.06.01.## Western Outer North-West Kholo-Lake Manchester-Enoggera Reservoir (South D'Aguilar) MBH.05.06.01
MBNH.06.02.## Western Outer North-West Mount Crosby-Karana Downs MBH.05.06.02
MBNH.06.03.## Western Outer North-West Pullenvale-Anstead-Bellbowrie MBH.05.06.03
MBNH.06.04.## Western Outer North-West Upper Brookfield-Brookfield MBH.05.06.04
MBNH.06.05.## Western Outer North-West Kenmore Hills-Kenmore-Fig Tree Pocket MBH.05.06.05
MBNH.07.01.## Western Inner North-West Chapel Hill- Mount Coot-tha MBH.05.07.01
MBNH.07.02.## Western Inner North-West Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly MBH.05.07.02
MBNH.07.03.## Western Inner North-West Bardon-Red Hill-Milton-Kelvin Grove MBH.05.07.03
MBNH.07.04.## Western Inner North-West Ashgrove MBH.05.07.04
MBNH.08.01.## Northern North-West Ferny Grove-Upper Kedron MBH.05.08.01
MBNH.08.02.## Northern North-West The Gap MBH.05.08.02
MBNH.08.03.## Northern North-West Grovely-Mitchelton-Keperra-Enoggera MBH.05.08.03
MBNH.08.04.## Northern North-West Alderley-Newmarket MBH.05.08.04
MBNH.09.01.## Old Town & River North Central Brisbane City (CBD) MBH.05.09.01
MBNH.09.02.## Old Town & River North Central Petrie Terrace-Spring Hill-Bowen Hills MBH.05.09.02
MBNH.09.03.## Old Town & River North Central Fortitude Valley-New Farm-Newstead MBH.05.09.03
MBNH.10.01.## Old Town & River Inner North-East Clayfield-Albion-Hamilton MBH.05.10.01
MBNH.10.02.## Old Town & River Inner North-East Airport-Hendra-Eagle Farm MBH.05.10.02
MBNH.11.01.## Northern Outer North Ferny Hills-Arana Hills-Everton Hills MBH.05.11.01
MBNH.11.02.## Northern Outer North Aspley-Chermside West-Everton Park-Stafford MBH.05.11.02
MBNH.11.03.## Northern Outer North Chermside-Wavell Heights-Kedron-Nundah MBH.05.11.03
MBNH.11.04.## Northern Outer North Boondall-Nudgee-Banyo-Northgate-Virginia MBH.05.11.04
MBNH.11.05.## Northern Outer North Taigum-Zillmere-Aspley-Geebung MBH.05.11.05
MBNH.12.01.## Eastern & Bay Outer North-East Bridgeman Downs-Aspley-Carseldine MBH.05.12.01
MBNH.12.02.## Eastern & Bay Outer North-East Bald Hills MBH.05.12.02
MBNH.12.03.## Eastern & Bay Outer North-East Bracken Ridge-Fitzgibbon MBH.05.12.03
MBNH.12.04.## Eastern & Bay Outer North-East Brighton-Sandgate-Shorncliffe-Deagon MBH.05.12.04
There are two different columns of codes here. The first coded column provides the way each site will have a unique identifier. The other coded column provides a unique identifier for each local study area.

More information on the local study areas can be found here.