Earliest Landholders (Toohey Forest Park)

Stage Number: MBSH.02.05.02

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Moorooka-Tarragindi

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 614 Toohey Road

Latitude & Longitude: -27.54165278,153.0401

Time Link: 1865

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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This area was first surveyed in the early 1860s. The six original surveyed allotments that today make up the eastern escarpment of Toohey Mountain were selected by James Toohey (Portions 224, 225 and 226), William J. Costin (Portions 221 and 223) and Robert Cribb (Portion 222). Smaller lots between Tarragindi Road and Beaudesert Road, the western escarpment, were selected by John Southerland & A. Blundell (Portions 200, 201 and 207), Joseph Darragh (Portion 202), S. Fraser (Portion 206), J. Robertson (Portion 198), W. Brookes (Portion 199), Patrick Mayne (Portions 196 and 197) and William J. Costin (Portions 203, 204 and 204). The historical significance of this important environmental site is its preservation through a combination of the luck in inheritance, Mayor Jolly’s Green Belt Plan, Environmental Studies at the new Griffith University, and formost the will of the local community to protect its green space through the efforts of the Toohey Forest Protection Society.


State Archives Map AG3 4B 1885.

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 1 chain to the inch. Plan of subdivision of section 30 City of Brisbane. 1 chain to an inch. Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane.(quarter-size). 634488