Toowong & Auchenflower’s Streets Of Remembrance

As part of Brisbane City Council’s Streets of Remembrance project, additional street sign upgrades have been seen in neighbourhoods across the city since 2015. This project does not only aim to honour those who have been part of the armed forces but also to raise community awareness and pride.

In the suburbs of Toowong and Auchenflower, there are several streets that have been upgraded as part of the council’s project.

Birdwood Terrace (Toowong & Auchenflower)

Both present in Toowong and Auchenflower, the street is a tribute to Lieutenant General Sir William Birdwood. He was a senior officer in Britain’s pre-1914 Indian Army and was later on appointed to the command of the Australian and New Zealand forces.

Haig Road (Auchenflower)

Field Marshall Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE, ADC commanded the 1st Army Corps of the British Expeditionary Force. He is also known for his take on machine guns and tanks as he thought they were overrated. He was the mastermind behind the campaign at Passchendaele in 1917 and the successful Allied advances on the Western Front in 1918.

Hobbs Street (Auchenflower)

Originally an architect in Perth, Lieutenant General Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs KCB, KCMG, VD, joined the volunteer artillery in 1893. From then on, he rose through the ranks. He was knighted in 1918 and 1919 and he was also awarded the Serbian Order of the White Eagle in 1917.

The Streets of Remembrance is an ongoing project and the council aims to identify more streets.

ANZAC Day Activities In Toowong Cemetery

A week of Anzac-themed events is coming up in Toowong Cemetery. If you’re looking for some activities to commemorate the day, you can check out these activities from 19-28 April 2018.

Hundreds of servicemen who died whilst on active duty or after the war were laid to rest in this cemetery. The place is considered to be highly significant for Anzac history, so it is but fitting for the cemetery to be the venue to commemorate the sacrifice of the country’s heroes.

Guided Theatrical Tours

One of the Anzac events at Toowong Cemetery is the nightly guided theatrical tour. The tour will guide participants through the lights to tell the stories of the Anzacs buried at the cemetery

The tours will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every night. However, on movie night on Saturday 28 April, the tour will start early at 6:00 p.m.

Interested individuals should come at least 15 minutes before the scheduled tour.

Lighting Installation

At the ‘Soldiers Corner’ at Portion 10 in the cemetery, there will be a lighting installation from 6:00 p.m each night. The light display will run from 19-28 April.


The South Brisbane Federal Band will perform at the entrance of the cemetery. Make sure to bring a blanket with you so you can sit on the grass whilst you listen to free entertainment.

On 28 April, the Australian Military Wives Brisbane will fill the cemetery with music from the war era.

Movie Night

After the concert on 28 April, catch the War Horse movie with your loved ones. The screening will be at the Canon Garland Place from 7:30 p.m.

No bookings are required and there are also no seating arrangements. Feel free to bring picnic rugs, camping chairs, beanbags or cushions for seats.

Each event is FREE and will run from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Anzac-themed events are made possible with the help of Backbone Youth Arts Inc.