Cross River Ferry (1874)

Cross River Ferry (1874)

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.74

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Across from the Regatta Hotel, Coronation Drive, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48294444,152.99661111

Time Link: 1876

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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The first ferry to Toowong was established from Hill End in 1876. It landed at Toowong close to where the Regatta Hotel is situated on Coronation Drive. It allowed residents from Hill End to shop at the growing village of Toowong or meet the train and travel to Ipswich and beyond.


Toowong History Group Inc.

Image Citations

Cross River Ferry. Toowong History Group

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 5 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. 5 chains to the inch. Government Engraving, and Lithographic Office, Brisbane. 634496