The city was marred by the Australian frontier wars between 18, and development was partly set back by the Great Fire of Brisbane, and the Great Brisbane Flood.
During this era, Brisbane grew and modernised rapidly becoming a destination of interstate migration.
Named after the Brisbane River on which it is located – which in turn was named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825 – the area was chosen as a place for secondary offenders from the Sydney Colony.
A penal settlement was founded in 1824 at Redcliffe, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the central business district, but was soon abandoned and moved to North Quay in 1825, opening to free settlement in 1842.
He is also infamous for his extreme use of the Cat o' nine tails on convicts.
The maximum allowed limit of lashes was 50 however Logan regularly applied sentences of 150 lashes.