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Toowong Brisbane Queensland Australia
Situated between Mount Coot-tha and the Brisbane River, just 5 km the BBD of Brisbane, Toowong boasts an eclectic mix of modern apartments and classic old stilt based 'Queenslander' homes.
Toowong - Aboriginal History
The traditional owners of country of North Brisbane were people of the Turrbal clan. The Brisbane River was a major source of food for the indigenous people. Aboriginal people called Toowong 'Baneraba'. Explorer John Oxley described the aboriginals he saw in 1824 as 'about the strongest and best made muscular men I have seen in any country. Aboriginals naturally inhabited Toowong for another forty years, until the mid 1860s.
Toowong - History
The development of Toowong began with the arrival of the railway in 1875; becoming a suburb of Brisbane with elite detached villas with large gardens; by 1903, Toowong was gazetted as a town of some 4,700 souls. Toowong Cemetery contains about a hundred thousand graves, some dating back to 1875; headstones tell the story of the trials and tribulations of early settlement. Toowong is also home to the very popular and beautifully renovated Regatta Hotel, built in 1886.
Toowong - Today
Today Toowong Village is has a choice of cafes with fine wine and dining through to takeaways; shops vary from specialty stores to supermarkets, chemists to designer clothes. Nearby, Park Road, in Milton has many designer and gift shops to browse. In close proximity to Brisbane CBD Toowong is on the doorstep to the many attractions of the capital city; the Brisbane casino, the Brisbane Convention Centre and the South Bank with its vibrant colourful markets; to shows, shops and the Brisbane River ferries.