Newtown, Toowoomba

Newtown, a residential suburb, is immediately west of central Toowoomba. It was situated in the vicinity of the boundary between Drayton and Toowoomba municipalities, and a compromise racecourse was reserved there in 1860 in an endeavour to settle contending horse-racing interests. The reserve is now Clifford Park, Toowoomba's metropolitan racecourse.

Further Reading: 

Paul McNally, ed, School ties: a history of private schooling in Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Darling Downs Institute Press, 1989


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