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 Turrbal 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.

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.

Omnibuses services in Brisbane Presented by Beryl Roberts

Omnibus historian Beryl Roberts will speak about the story of Brisbane’s omnibus services in Brisbane from the mid-1880s onwards. Omnibuses were horsedrawn buses. From this time onwards, numerous omnibus routes became established in Brisbane. In part, omnibuses, along with other transport connections, shaped the development of Brisbane because people were more willing to settle in areas which had established transport options.
When: Fri April 27 09:30 - 12:00



Where: Toowong Library, top floor, Toowong Village

For inquiries and RSVP, please contact the TDHS secretary: T: 040 1180 092

Download Meeting Flyer April 2018

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.

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