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 local government

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The naming of Toowong

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How Archer Street got its name

How Bywong Street got its name

History of the Botanic Gardens

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People and Places of Interest

Elizabeth Bailey: Toowong’s First Lady of Real Estate

A history of cricket in Toowong

Raymond Dart: Toowong born world renowned paleontologist

Lahey Family

Charles Patterson: Patterson’s Sawmills

Toowong Cemetary

William and Margaret Winterford: The Regatta Hotel

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