South Brisbane, Queensland
South Brisbane is the site of the South Bank Parklands, built on reclaimed industrial land. It is also home to the Southbank Institute of TAFE.
Its population was estimated in the 2001 census at 3,094. Previously heavily industrialised, it has become more residential in recent times, given its proximity to the city.
It is also a centre for arts and culture, housing the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Maritime Museum, the State Library and the Queensland Museum. The suburb is also home to the Mater Hospital.
Known along with West End and Highgate Hill as Kurilpa (place of rats) to the local indigenous people, it remains important in indigenous life. Musgrave Park has been for many years a place of congregation for the Murri peoples of south-east Queensland. It is thought that it may have been the site of a bora ring.