Toowong District Historical Society

The Toowong and District Historical Society Inc. researches, collects and records the history of the suburbs of Toowong, Milton and Auchenflower, and also part of Mt Coot-tha. These suburbs were formerly administered by the former Shire of Toowong, which was created on 20 May 1880.

Our Society would also like to acknowledge the local indigenous people who lived in this area before white settlement and provided our suburb with its name.

If you have anything to share about these areas (e.g. photos, stories, family histories), we would love to hear from you.


When we meet ;

The Toowong and District Historical Society Inc. meets monthly on the fourth Friday of the month from January to November.

Monthly meetings feature a guest speaker on topics of historical interest and have included family histories, guest speakers from various historical institutions, book talks by published historians, biographies, the history of other areas, local community organisations, schools and churches, and a wide variety of other topics.

Everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy the morning tea which follows the presentation.

A Members’ Meet and Greet is held three times a year. Members and guests are invited to provide short presentations upon a chosen theme including aspects of their personal family history, local area reminiscences, or other aspects of historical interest.

Join us at our Members’ Monthly Meeting

Where : Toowong Library, top floor, Toowong Village.

When: Fourth Friday of the month (except December) from 9.30 a.m.-12 noon

Please stay and join us afterwards for morning tea.

For inquiries, RSVP and apologies please contact the TDHS secretary:

Telephone or leave a message: Mob: 0401 180 092  or Email: tdhsoc@gmail.com

Please note that Toowong Village management has introduced Village Parking Arrangements where, after free period, conditions apply where parking cost would be incurred. If you plan to attend our meeting you may like to consider the hyper-linked information or alternative transport options.


Our Next Meeting

28th September 2018

9.30-12pm

Lang Farm Estate during 1893 floods
Members of the Sapsford family look across from a vantage point at Glenny Street, Toowong
towards their flooded home in Glen Road, Toowong

 

Lang Farm Estate

Join TDHS researcher and committee member Lee Bull as she shares her research about the Lang Farm Estate and the people who subsequently lived here.

Lang Farm Estate is located to the south and east of Toowong’s High Street on land that was originally part of the extensive and co-joining holdings of Robert Cribb in Toowong and Taringa.

Purchased by architect Richard Gailey, Lang Farm Estate was subdivided for sale in the mid-to-late 1870s as Lang Farm Estate

When: Fri September 28 09:30 - 12:00

Download Meeting Flyer September 2018

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