However, this settlement was abandoned after a year and the colony was moved to a site on the Brisbane River now known as North Quay, 28 km (17 mi) south, which offered a more reliable water supply.The newly selected Brisbane region, at the time, was plagued by mosquitos.HSV wanted to avoid buyers profiteering from the W1 by selling them undriven and unregistered with delivery kilometres only (most cars listed have less than 30km on the odometer), but there is nothing the company can do to stop the practice.
One example - a white sedan, number 110 of 300 - was reportedly sold by Grays Online in Victoria for $280,000 in September.
Another example - build number 35 with 14km on the clock - was said to have been passed in at a Manheim auction in August after bids stopped at $257,500.
Today, Brisbane is well known for its distinct Queenslander architecture which forms much of the city's built heritage.
It also receives attention for its damaging flood events, most notably in 19.
This is not just any Commodore but a super-rare HSV GTS-R W1, the fastest and most powerful car ever built in Australia.