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  1. The city of Brisbane, California, may in turn have been named after Brisbane, Queensland, but the derivation is disputed.[ citation needed ]
Sir Thomas Brisbane, 1st Bt
Painting of Thomas Brisbane by F. Schenck (1850)
6th Governor of New South Wales
In office
1 December 1821 1 December 1825
  1. People & Stories, War of 1812 Archived 23 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine , Retrieved 18 October 2006
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  3. "Reminiscences of General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane - Histories of Scottish families - National Library of Scotland".
  4. Historical Records of Australia , Series I, vol. XI, pp. 571–588
  5. "No. 19359". The London Gazette . 23 February 1836. p. 358.
  6. "Brisbane Water". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales . Retrieved 28 December 2012. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  7. "Brisbane Glen, Largs". Ayrshire Birding. Archived from the original on 5 January 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  8. "Makdougall Brisbane prize". Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Government offices
Preceded by Governor of New South Wales
Succeeded by
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New title Baronet
(of Brisbane, Ayrshire)