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.

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.

Season’s Greetings

Now that Christmas is drawing near, the Toowong and District Historical Society wish you a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

May you enjoy a successful 2019!

Our president, committee and members extend a warm welcome to you to attend our January meeting, the first to be held in 2019 (Please see details below.)

The TDHS is now in recess over the summer holiday period.

This will enable our volunteer researchers to recharge in preparation for the busy schedule TDHS has planned for 2019. This will include another historical walk and 2 book launches.

We ask that unless your inquiry is urgent, to please hold any such emails to our Society until after the TDHS’s January members’ Meeting on Friday 25th January, 2019.

Please scroll down for more details about the January meeting.

Our Next Meeting

January 25th 2019


January Members Day in 2019

As part of the morning’s activities members and guests are invited to share their stories on the theme of …

Local family history
2019 ushers in the celebration of 160 years since the Separation of Queensland from New South Wales on 10 December 1959. That is when we all became Queenslanders!
Prior to Separation, though, there were many, many people who had settled in the inner western suburbs and who called the area which later became Toowong, home.
Descendents of some of these families are still living in the area today, and have had a lengthy association with Toowong.

At our next Members Meeting in January we invite members and guests to bring along stories of your family’s association with Toowong.

Please come along and join in, regardless of the length of your family’s period of association with Toowong, and tell us about your family’s story.

When: Fri January 25 09:30 - 11:30
Where: Toowong Library, Top Floor , Toowong Village

Download Meeting Flyer January 2019


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