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.
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.
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.
The guest speaker is from the Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society, and will speak upon the history of Gaol and the Society’s objectives.
The BGHHS website states:
In July 2003, the handful of volunteers who had worked at the Boggo Road museum for up to 11 years, taking tours and doing general maintenance, formed the Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society (Inc.) as an incorporated association. Their aim was to protect and research the old prison.
BRGHS volunteers ran successful tours for tens of thousands of visitors, maintained the grounds, installed exhibitions, published books, hosted functions, paid the bills, and it was only through their hard work that Boggo Road was open to the public at all.
Although the museum closed in 2005, the BRGHS continued to grow. They still hold regular meetings, social events and community stalls while they continue their mission to promote and research Boggo Road. They also lobby government for the best outcome for the future of the heritage prison, and hope to have a significant role there when it is properly reopened.
Everyone is welcome.
Please stay and enjoy the morning tea which will follow this presentation.
Where: Toowong Library, top floor, Toowong Village
When: Friday, 24th April 2017 from 9.30am-12 noon
April General Members’ Meeting…
BOGGO ROAD GAOL
Its’ past and future preservation
You are invited to join our members at the TDHS’s next meeting on Friday, 28th April for the April Members’ Monthly Meeting.
For inquiries and RSVP, please contact the TDHS secretary:
T: 040 1180 092
Please note that from February, Toowong Village management introduced two hour free parking. If you plan to attend our meeting you may like to consider other transport options.