Toohey Forest Park (1946)

Stage Number: MBSH.02.05.19

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Moorooka-Tarragindi

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 170 Mayfield Road

Latitude & Longitude: -27.53318889,153.03703333

Time Link: 1946

Map Link: 1946

Image Time Point: 1946

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Toohey Forest Park contains remnant dry eucalyptus bushland of the type that once covered a large area of Brisbane before the advent of European settlement. The Park’s site was part of the cattle grazing property ‘Mount Galway’ that was the home of district pioneers, the Toohey family from 1872 to 1946. The Commonwealth acquired the first section of the park in 1919 for a proposed post World War I Soldiers Settlement. This proved unsuccessful but unemployed men and their families squatted in the undeveloped bush during the 1930s. During this decade, the Brisbane City Council bought more parts of ‘Mount Galway’. In 1946, the purchases were completed and the forest declared parkland.


Toohey Forest Park. Brisbane City Council Heritage Register.

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Qimagery. Brisbane City Council Series 1946. Scale: 1:15,900.