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Brickells in Australia
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Brickells in Australia

The name Brickell has become synonymous with the upscale financial district located on the southside of the Miami River. However, long before the name became a brand for an important quarter near downtown Miami, it was the surname of a prominent family that settled southside when the area was a sparsely populated outpost and long before it became what it is today.

Those who are familiar with the story of the Brickell family may know their role in the formation of the city of Miami but may not be familiar with their story prior to arriving in Miami. It was a serendipitous journey to Australia that led William Brickell into great wealth, but also led him to find his wife. While Mary and Bill Brickell met and married in Australia, it was ultimately their journey to the wilderness along the Miami River that cast the family in a leading role in the formation of the Magic City.

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Miami History
Miami History Podcast
The Miami History Podcast will cover topics on the people, places and events that have shaped Miami's 120+ year history as a city. The hosts are Miami historian Dr. Paul S. George and history blogger Casey Piket.