Local History

The Toowong and Districts area covers 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.

History of the Toowong Shire

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The naming of Toowong

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How Archer Street got its name

How Bywong Street got its name

Places of Interest

History of the Botanic Gardens

A history of cricket in Toowong

Charles Patterson: Patterson’s Sawmills

Toowong Cemetary

William and Margaret Winterford: The Regatta Hotel

Badger’s house ‘Arlington’; now known as ‘Endrim’

J Caldwell Hat Factory

The ABC in Toowong

The people of Toowong

Elizabeth Bailey: Toowong’s First Lady of Real Estate

Raymond Dart: Toowong born world renowned paleontologist

Lahey Family

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