Toowong Cemetery

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.21

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Frederick Street and Mount Coot-Tha Road, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47730556,152.98402778

Time Link: 1871

Map Link: 1875

Image Time Point: 1875

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A reserve was declared for a cemetery in Toowong in 1860, but there was some reluctance to use the new cemetery. The Toowong Cemetery opened when Governor Blackall was buried at this location on 3 January 1871 after his unexpected and rapid ill-heath and death. The Botanic Gardens and the Acclimatisation Society both provided trees for shading and ornamentation. Four years before the cemetery was officially opened.


Cohen, Kay. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Margaret Kowald, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas 1860-1960. Volume 1. RHSQ. 2014. page 156; Toowong History Group Inc; Brisbane City Council, Heritage Trail – Toowong Cemetery, series No.5, (B.C.C., 1991)

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QSA. QSA Series ID 1015 Moreton District 20 Chain Maps – AG3. 20 chains to the inch. Parish of Indooroopilly, County of Stanley. 532928