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The Toowong and District Historical Society encompasses the area which comprised the original Toowong Shire Council, namely, Toowong, Milton, Auchenflower and parts of Mt Coot-tha. If you have anything to share about these areas (e.g. photos, stories, family histories), we would love to hear from you.


Latest News

An invitation to attend our Christmas party…

You are invited to join our members at the TDHS’s next meeting on Friday, 25th November for the Toowong and District Historical Society’s Christmas party.
So put on your Christmas hat, and come along and meet our members and supporters.
A committee has been working hard to prepare a quiz and other games based upon Toowong’s rich history.
So brush up on your local lore and come along and come along and have fun!
We look forward to welcoming you!
Where: Toowong Library in the Meeting Room, top floor Toowong Village.
When: From 9.30 till 11.30am
Morning tea with a Christmas theme will follow!
January meeting: Keep the date free!
The TDHS will reconvene on 27th January 2016 with a Members’ Day. The format will be Show and tell!
Members are asked to bring along an article of significance to their personal family history and to tell us about it!


The Story of the Suburb of Inala

Over the past few years the Toowong and District Historical Society has been presenting the stories of other local communities in Brisbane. On Friday, 28th October, the Society will showcase the story of the suburb of Inala as told by guest speaker, Peter Brown.

Inala is part of a region which includes one of the first areas of the future state of Queensland to be explored and settled by European immigrants – and some of the last areas of Brisbane to be “settled.” Inala began in 1946, just after World War II. It was then known as Serviceton.

Peter, an experienced local community historian, is member of the Richlands, Inala and Suburbs History Group. Read more about the district on the Richland, Inala History Group’s website at: rihghistory.org.au

Join us on Friday 28th October to listen to Peter bring alive the history of this suburb, and discover why Inala’s residents are so proud of their suburb.

All are welcome. Guests are invited to stay afterwards to join our members for morning tea.

Where: Meeting Room, Toowong Library, top floor, Toowong Village.
When: Friday, 28th October from 9.30-11.30am, followed by morning tea.

For inquiries and RSVP, please contact the TDHS secretary:
T: 040 1180 092:
E: tdhsoc@gmail.com


Toowong: A Trip down Memory Lane

The TDHS’s August members’ meeting has been set aside as Members’ Day.
Members and guests are invited to take a trip down Memory Lane, and to share photos and memorabilia of Toowong, and to speak of their family or childhood memories of Toowong.
All are welcome, and please bring your own stories to add to those being told.
Guests are invited to stay afterwards to join our members for morning tea.
The Society’s AGM will precede the reminisce session.

Where: Meeting Room, Toowong Library, top floor, Toowong Village.
When: Friday, 26th August from 9.30-11.30am.

For inquiries and RSVP, please contact the TDHS secretary T: 040 1180 092: E: tdhsoc@gmail.com

Below: Various views of Toowong: Do any of these places hold any memories for you?