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 : We meet at the West Toowong Bowls Club, Bywong Street, West Toowong. (Unless advised otherwise). 

When: Fourth Friday of the month (except December) from 10 a.m.-12 noon

Please stay and join us afterwards for a BYO morning tea. Please note that the West Toowong Bowls Club bar opens at 11.00 am and snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.

For inquiries, RSVP and apologies please contact the TDHS secretary:

Telephone or leave a message: Mob: 0401 180 092  or Email:

Please note that our usual meeting space is at the Toowong Library but due to COVID social distancing requirements the space cannot accommodate us. 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 is

27th November 2020

West Toowong Bowls Club, Bywong St, Toowong

10.30 for an 11am start

In Dogs We Trust’

‘We are the war dog team and this is our story’

presented by George Hulse

The speaker is LTCOL George Hulse RAE (Retd) who commanded the Army Engineer dog
wing in the early 1970s and author of the book,’ In Dogs We Trust’.

This book gives an insight into what it’s like to be a military working dog handler in both the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force. Taken from first-hand accounts of war in difficult places, this book reveals what it’s like to be in a fight for your life and your best
mate in that fight is a dog.

George is the Vice-President of the Australian Defence Force Trackers
and War Dogs Association and President of the Toowong RSL sub/branch.
Copies of ‘In Dogs We Trust’ can be purchased through the Australian War Dog website at for $30-00 each (includes packaging and postage).

TDHS will hold its Xmas lunch after the guest speaker presentation.
You are invited to stay and join the members. Cost $20.00.



Download Meeting Flyer November 2020

February Newsletter 2020

July Newsletter 2020

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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