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

History of Kenmore and its surrounding districts

On 22nd July 2016 our members welcome Judy Magub, president of the Kenmore and District Historical Society. Judy will present a talk on the history of the settlement of Kenmore and its surrounding districts, from early timber logging through farming to residential development.
All are welcome to the talk, and guests are invited to stay afterwards to join our members for morning tea.

Where: Toowong Library, top floor, Toowong Village.
When: Friday, 22nd July from 9.30-11.30am.
For inquiries and RSVP, please contact the TDHS secretary T: 040 1180 092: E: tdhsoc@gmail.com

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The photograph on the left features George Rogers Harding IV, son of Judge Harding, standing outside a flooded house, presumably, although not necessarily, located in Brisbane’s inner western suburbs.
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A family history researcher has contacted our Society to request assistance with identifying the house and address and also asks for information about which flood it could be. It is before 1941.
Are you able to assist with information about the photo? If so, please contact the Society.

Volunteers needed


  • typing
  • clipping newspapers
  • sorting materials for filing
  • scanning
  • library expertise to advise on aspects of cataloguing
  • writing, proofreading and editing.

Come along and join the working bee!

Call Mobile: 0401 180 092 if you would like further information.

If you are registered in a ‘Work for the Dole’ scheme, then please consider volunteering to assist the Toowong and District Historical Society Inc.