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Several large cultural, international and sporting events have been held at Brisbane, including the Commonwealth GamesWorld Expo '88the final Goodwill Games inand the G summit. Indigenous Australians are believed to have lived in coastal South East Queensland for 22, years, with an estimated population between 6, zervices 10, individuals before white settlement. On 17 July2 men and a truck Caloundra landed at what is now known as Woody Pointwhich he named "Red Cliff Point" after the red-coloured cliffs visible from the bay.
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