Toowong & Districts Historical Society book launch

 State Library's Simon Farley accepts a copy of Toowong: a tram ride from the past for the John Oxley Library collection

In November State Library of Queensland librarians Simon Farley and Stephanie Ryan attended the launch of Toowong & Districts Historical Society's latest book at the Toowong Bowls Club. The book was officially deposited with the State Library and a signed copy accepted on the day by Simon Farley.

A large crowd attended the launch including guest speakers the Honourable Andrew Fraser MLA, Treasurer of Queensland and President of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Dr Denver Beanland.

Toowong: A Tram Ride From the Past is a collection of stories including family histories, tales of growing up in the local neighbourhood , of going to school and later to work, and about involvement in community life. The book includes accounts of life in Toowong during WWII and of the experience of living through the depression of the 1930s.

The book costs $25.00 (plus postage and handling @ $5.50 per book).

The Toowong and Districts Historical Society has three other books still for sale. These are titled Toowong Snapshots in Time, Toowong Down the River Road, and Toowong The Road to Everywhere. Originally priced at $25.00, these have been discounted to $45.00 for the set (plus postage.)

Contact the Toowong and Districts Historical Society Inc. c/- P.O. Box 187 Toowong QLD 4066 or email c/- of the secretary

All of these titles can be accessed in the John Oxley Library Reading Room on level 4 of the State Library of Queensland's building at South Bank.

Many thanks to Leigh Chamberlain (pictured above signing the State Library's copy of the book) and to all of the members and friends of the Toowong & Districts Historical Society involved in the production and launch of this valuable work of local history.


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Just bringing you attention to anew web address for both us and the friends of Toowong CemeteryToowong History Group is now Friends of Toowong Cemetery is now Sadly toowong & districts historical society website has been inactive since late 2012 andnot sure if anyone is still around.

Thanks for the update Darcy