Middle Ridge

Middle Ridge, an outer residential suburb, is generally five km south of central Toowoomba.

Originally known as German Settlement, the district became a separate local government division of 7.25 sq miles in 1880. It was a farming community, and the post office directory of 1902 recorded several farm families with German names, some described as fruit growers and vignerons. The shire clerk was E.C. Schmidt. In 1917 the shire was abolished and absorbed by Drayton Shire and Toowoomba.

Further Reading: 

Rae Pennycuick, The Ridge: a history of Middle Ridge State School 1884-1984, Toowoomba, Parents and Citizens Association, Middle Ridge State School, 1984


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