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.

We now have a Facebook page , please join us on there for conversations and information at the Toowong and District Historical society.



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:

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

May 24th 2019


Toowong and a time to reflect, Memories of the Toowong Community Volume 5

You are Invited to meet author Leigh Chamberlain at the launch of her latest book, Toowong
A Time to Reflect Memories of the Toowong Community Volume 5

Dedicated to TDHS member the late Judith Marks, the book launch is being held at Judith’s former residence and hosted by her family.

The book will be launched by Jane Prentice, who was the Federal Member for Ryan prior to the calling of the 2019 Federal Election.
Cost: $AUS 25.00 per book
(Please ask for a quote for postage)

All are welcome
31 Terrace Street, Toowong
On Friday 24 May 2019
At 9.30 am for a 10.00 o’clock start

Morning tea will be served afterwards
For catering purposes an RSVP is essential.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Numbers are limited.

CONTACT DETAILS: For orders, enquiries, RSVP and apologies:
Telephone or text a message: Mob: 0401 180 092 or E:mail:
PO Box 187 Toowong BC, Ebor Street, Toowong Q 4066
TDHS website : Also follow us on Facebook
Please note: If unable to attend, orders can still be accepted.

When: Fri May 24 09:30 - 11:30

Download Meeting Flyer May 2019

TDHS has a small band of volunteer researchers to assist with inquiries.The Society values the sharing of resources and information and asks our inquirers to share what they find. TDHS does not charge for research but is grateful for any donations, while researchers may ask to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in acquiring information eg postage, photocopying and purchase of title deeds.

DISCLAIMER – Toowong and District Historical Society Inc. (TDHS) aims to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate. TDHS disclaims all responsibility and liability for any losses or damages you might incur as a result of information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way. TDHS makes no warranties that this website is free of computer viruses or other contamination.

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