Town of Toowong

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Map of Shire of Toowong and adjacent local government areas, March 1902

The Town of Toowong is a former local government area of Queensland, Australia, located in western Brisbane in the area around the current suburb of Toowong.

History[edit]

The Toowong Division was established on 11 November 1879 under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1789.[1][2]

In May 1880, the more populated part of Toowong Division was proclaimed the Shire of Toowong,[3][4] while the remaining part of the Toowong Division was renamed Indooroopilly Division.[2][5][6]

In 1902, the Local Authorities Act 1902 replaced all Divisions and Boroughs with Towns and Shires, creating the Town of Toowong on 31 March 1903.[6][7]

On 1 October 1925, it was amalgamated into the City of Brisbane.[7]

Leaders[edit]

The following men served as the president of the Shire of Toowong and the mayors of the Town of Toowong.[8]

Shire presidents[edit]

  • 1880: William Henry Miskin
  • 1881–1884: Augustus Charles Gregory
  • 1885–1887: Robert Cribb
  • 1888–1890: Augustus Charles Gregory (again)
  • 1891–1892: George Anthony Woodstock Kibble
  • 1893–1894: Walter Frederick Wilson
  • 1895: Augustus Charles Gregory (again)
  • 1896: John Standring
  • 1897: Charles Patterson
  • 1898–1901: Augustus Charles Gregory (again)
  • 1902: Charles Frederick Siemon
  • 1903: Charles Patterson (again)

Town mayors[edit]

  • 1903: Charles Patterson (continued)
  • 1904: Sir Augustus Charles Gregory (again, knighted in 1903)
  • 1905: William Land
  • 1906: George Anthony Woodstock Kibble (again) [9]
  • 1907: John Francis Bergin
  • 1908: Charles Frederick Siemon (again)
  • 1909: Richard John Cottell
  • 1910: Thomas Biggs
  • 1911: William Land (again)
  • 1912: John Hiron
  • 1913: John Francis Bergin (again)
  • 1914: George Leslie Duff
  • 1915–1916: Charles Patterson (again)
  • 1917–1918: Alfred Henry Richer
  • 1919: Frederick Watts
  • 1920: William Henry Booth
  • 1921–1923: Charles Patterson (again)
  • 1924–1925: Archibald Watson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proclamation [Toowong Division constituted]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:993.
  2. ^ a b "Indooroopilly Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Shire of Toowong". Queensland Government Gazette. 22 May 1880. p. 26:1144.
  4. ^ "Official Notifications". The Queenslander. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 29 May 1880. p. 679. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Proclamation [Toowong & Indooroopilly Divisions]". Queensland Government Gazette. 2 June 1880. p. 26:1315.
  6. ^ a b "Toowong Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Toowong Town Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  8. ^ Welch, Melva A, (compiler.); Toowong and District Historical Society (issuing body) (2013), Cradle to grave – Toowong Council, Toowong, [Queensland] Toowong and District Historical Society, ISBN 978-0-9872487-0-1
  9. ^ "Queensland Mayors and Shire Chairmen". The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939). Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 24 February 1906. p. 22. Retrieved 1 October 2015.

Coordinates: 27°29′03″S 152°59′19″E / 27.4842°S 152.9885°E / -27.4842; 152.9885