57,705 Queenslanders were enlisted to fight the hun. Many did not come back. The 9th Battalion alone suffered more than 3,500 killed and wounded.
City of Brisbane Act 1924 was passed, amalgamating what were then towns (now suburbs) with the city centre to form the City of Brisbane, governing 1,220 square kilometres.
The great depression hit Australia as hard as it did the rest of the world but Brisbane still found the means to build, build, build. The Wynnum Wading Pool and William Jolly Bridge were constructed to help provide work for the lower class. Many lived in tents.
The following year Brisbane City Hall was opened. The Story Bridge was begun in 1935; it was opened in 1940.
And then 325,000 people in Brisbane listened to another broadcast of war.