Toogoolawah, a rural town in the Brisbane Valley, is 75 km north-west of central Brisbane and about one third further by road.

Situated toward the north of the Brisbane Valley, Toogoolawah is near the Durundur pastoral station established by the Archer brothers in 1841. The station was acquired by the McConnels in 1846, who incorporated it with their Cressbrook estate. The private Cressbrook township was five km north of Toogoolawah.

Further Reading: 

N.G. Coleman, The early settlement of Toogoolawah Town, Toogoolawah, N.G. Coleman, 1980

Ruth Kerr, Confidence and tradition: a history of the Esk Shire, Esk, Council of the Shire of Esk, 1988

Toogoolawah Centenary 1904-2004, Toogoolawah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2004


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