Home of the Cowley Family ('Silky Oaks')

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.87

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 1 Cross Street, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48091667,152.97805556

Time Link: 1890

Map Link: 1891

Image Time Point: 1891

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Silky Oaks in Cross Street was built for the Cowley family in 1890. It was purchased by the Queensland Bible institute in 1947. This institution still occupies the house as a College under the name of Brisbane School of Theology.


Toowong History Group Inc.

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Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 4949 Queensland Census Districts and Sub-Districts 1891 Maps. Scale Not Indicated. Queensland census districts and sub-districts 1891 map. Toowong district. Printed at the Government Engraving and Lithographic Office, Brisbane. 812279