Toowong, an inner residential suburb, is four km south-west of central Brisbane. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing a bird, or the call of a bird, possibly the Koel or Cooee bird, a species of Cuckoo. Its call is described as loud and mellow, not unlike a cooee.

Further Reading: 

Helen Gregory, A church for its times: the story of St Thomas' Church, Toowong, Toowong, Parish of St Thomas, 1977

Leigh Chamberlain and Lindy Salter, Toowong: a tram ride from the past, Toowong, Toowong and District Historical Society, 2008

Leigh Chamberlain, Toowong: bridging the rail at Burns Road, Toowong, Toowong and District Historical Socierty, c2010

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