The Pearl Disaster on the Brisbane River.
Welcome to The Darker Side of Brisbane. This site is the result of exhaustive research into the history of Brisbane, Queensland and the fascinating darker stories that surround this city's rich history. Based on first hand accounts and news reports from the time, this site opens up to the world a history steeped in blood and tragedy. Many love to speak of the happier times of this city but there is a far more captivating and fascinating side to this place, a history filled with stories of mystery, murder and tragedy. Join me in this journey into the darker side of Brisbane.