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 CodeGroupingRegionsLocal Area StudyMBH LSA Code
MBSH.02.01.##SouthernSouth CentralDutton Park-South Woolloongabba-BurandaMBH.04.02.01
MBSH.02.02.##SouthernSouth CentralFairfield-Annerley (formerly pilot)MBH.04.02.02
MBSH.02.03.##SouthernSouth CentralYerongaMBH.04.02.03
MBSH.02.04.##SouthernSouth CentralEkibin-TarragindiMBH.04.02.04
MBSH.02.05.##SouthernSouth CentralMoorooka-Tarragindi (formerly pilot)MBH.04.02.05
MBSH.02.06.##SouthernSouth CentralRocklea-Yeerongpilly-MoorookaMBH.04.02.06
MBSH.02.07.##SouthernSouth CentralSalisbury-NathanMBH.04.02.07
MBSH.02.08.##SouthernSouth CentralCoopers Plains-RobertsonMBH.04.02.08
MBSH.02.09.##SouthernSouth CentralArcherfield-Acacia RidgeMBH.04.02.09
MBSH.02.10.##SouthernSouth CentralBanoon-Sunnybank (formerly pilot)MBH.04.02.10
MBSH.02.11.##SouthernSouth CentralSunnybank HillsMBH.04.02.11
MBSH.02.12.##SouthernSouth CentralAlgester-Calamvale-ParkinsonMBH.04.02.12
MBSH.03.01.##SouthernInner South-EastWest End-South Brisbane-North WoolloongabbaMBH.04.03.01
MBSH.03.02.##SouthernInner South-EastKangaroo Point-East BrisbaneMBH.04.03.02
MBSH.03.03.##SouthernInner South-EastBulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-MorningsideMBH.04.03.03
MBSH.03.04.##SouthernInner South-EastMurarrie-Cannon HillMBH.04.03.04
MBSH.03.05.##SouthernInner South-EastNorman Park-Seven-Hills-Camp HillMBH.04.03.05
MBSH.03.06.##SouthernInner South-EastGreenslopes-CoorparooMBH.04.03.06
MBSH.03.07.##SouthernInner South-EastCarina-Carina Heights-CarindaleMBH.04.03.07
MBSH.03.08.##SouthernInner South-EastHolland Park-Holland Park WestMBH.04.03.08
MBSH.03.09.##SouthernInner South-EastMount Gravatt-Mount Gravatt EastMBH.04.03.09
MBSH.03.10.##SouthernInner South-EastMansfield-WishartMBH.04.03.10
MBSH.03.11.##SouthernInner South-EastMacGregor-Upper Mount GravattMBH.04.03.11
MBSH.03.12.##SouthernInner South-EastSunnybank (East of Mains Road)-RuncornMBH.04.03.12
MBSH.03.13.##SouthernInner South-EastStretton-Drewvale-KarawathaMBH.04.03.13
MBSH.04.01.##Eastern & BayOuter South-EastHemmant-Lytton-Port of BrisbaneMBH.04.04.01
MBSH.04.02.##Eastern & BayOuter South-EastWynnum-Wynnum West-Manly-Lota-Manly WestMBH.04.04.02
MBSH.04.03.##Eastern & BayOuter South-EastTingalpa-Wakerley-Gumdale-RansomeMBH.04.04.03
MBSH.04.04.##Eastern & BayOuter South-EastBelmont-Mackenzie-ChandlerMBH.04.04.04
MBSH.04.05.##Eastern & BayOuter South-EastRochedale-BurbankMBH.04.04.05
MBSH.04.06.##Eastern & BayOuter South-EastEight Mile Plains-KurabyMBH.04.04.06
MBSH.05.01.##WesternOuter South-WestChelmer-Graceville-SherwoodMBH.04.05.01
MBSH.05.02.##WesternOuter South-WestCorinda-OxleyMBH.04.05.02
MBSH.05.03.##WesternOuter South-WestSeventeen Mile Rocks-DarraMBH.04.05.03
MBSH.05.04.##WesternOuter South-WestJindalee- Sinnamon Park- Mount Ommaney-WestlakeMBH.04.05.04
MBSH.05.05.##WesternOuter South-WestRiverhills-Middle Park-Jamboree Heights-SumnerMBH.04.05.05
MBSH.05.06.##WesternOuter South-WestWacol-Richlands-InalaMBH.04.05.06
MBSH.05.07.##WesternOuter South-WestDurack- Doolandella-Willawong-Pallara-LarapintaMBH.04.05.07
MBSH.05.08.##WesternOuter South-WestEllen Grove-Forest Lake- HeathwoodMBH.04.05.08
MBNH.06.01.##WesternOuter North-WestKholo-Lake Manchester-Enoggera Reservoir (South D'Aguilar)MBH.05.06.01
MBNH.06.02.##WesternOuter North-WestMount Crosby-Karana DownsMBH.05.06.02
MBNH.06.03.##WesternOuter North-WestPullenvale-Anstead-BellbowrieMBH.05.06.03
MBNH.06.04.##WesternOuter North-WestUpper Brookfield-BrookfieldMBH.05.06.04
MBNH.06.05.##WesternOuter North-WestKenmore Hills-Kenmore-Fig Tree PocketMBH.05.06.05
MBNH.07.01.##WesternInner North-WestChapel Hill- Mount Coot-thaMBH.05.07.01
MBNH.07.02.##WesternInner North-WestToowong-St Lucia-IndooroopillyMBH.05.07.02
MBNH.07.03.##WesternInner North-WestBardon-Red Hill-Milton-Kelvin GroveMBH.05.07.03
MBNH.07.04.##WesternInner North-WestAshgroveMBH.05.07.04
MBNH.08.01.##NorthernNorth-WestFerny Grove-Upper KedronMBH.05.08.01
MBNH.08.02.##NorthernNorth-WestThe GapMBH.05.08.02
MBNH.08.03.##NorthernNorth-WestGrovely-Mitchelton-Keperra-EnoggeraMBH.05.08.03
MBNH.08.04.##NorthernNorth-WestAlderley-NewmarketMBH.05.08.04
MBNH.09.01.##Old Town & RiverNorth CentralBrisbane City (CBD)MBH.05.09.01
MBNH.09.02.##Old Town & RiverNorth CentralPetrie Terrace-Spring Hill-Bowen HillsMBH.05.09.02
MBNH.09.03.##Old Town & RiverNorth CentralFortitude Valley-New Farm-NewsteadMBH.05.09.03
MBNH.10.01.##Old Town & RiverInner North-EastClayfield-Albion-HamiltonMBH.05.10.01
MBNH.10.02.##Old Town & RiverInner North-EastAirport-Hendra-Eagle FarmMBH.05.10.02
MBNH.11.01.##NorthernOuter NorthFerny Hills-Arana Hills-Everton HillsMBH.05.11.01
MBNH.11.02.##NorthernOuter NorthAspley-Chermside West-Everton Park-StaffordMBH.05.11.02
MBNH.11.03.##NorthernOuter NorthChermside-Wavell Heights-Kedron-NundahMBH.05.11.03
MBNH.11.04.##NorthernOuter NorthBoondall-Nudgee-Banyo-Northgate-VirginiaMBH.05.11.04
MBNH.11.05.##NorthernOuter NorthTaigum-Zillmere-Aspley-GeebungMBH.05.11.05
MBNH.12.01.##Eastern & BayOuter North-EastBridgeman Downs-Aspley-CarseldineMBH.05.12.01
MBNH.12.02.##Eastern & BayOuter North-EastBald HillsMBH.05.12.02
MBNH.12.03.##Eastern & BayOuter North-EastBracken Ridge-FitzgibbonMBH.05.12.03
MBNH.12.04.##Eastern & BayOuter North-EastBrighton-Sandgate-Shorncliffe-DeagonMBH.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.