Walk Through the Old Lang Farm Estate in Toowong in August

Toowong and District Historical Society (TDHS) is conducting a walking tour of the Lang Farm Estate on Sunday, 6 August 2017

Dubbed “When Houses Had Names,” the walking tour will lead attendees to explore the past with a heritage tour around some of the historic homes in Lang Farm Estate.

The activity is part of the Children’s Book Week celebration led by Brisbane City Council Library. The Book Week theme is “Escape to Anywhere,” so TDHS is providing a tour for an escape into the past.

Event Details:

What: “When Houses Had Names” Walking Tour
When: Sunday, 6 August 2017
9:45 a.m. assembly, 10:00 a.m. start
Meeting Place: Flagpole in front of the Toowong Bowls Club,
Cost: FREE
Booking: Book by Friday, 4 August 2017
Call: 0401 180 092
Email: tdhsoc@gmail.com

Attendees will go through a route just south and east of High Street in Toowong. Lang Farm Estate was located on the land originally owned by Robert Cribb. Cribb named the property Lang Farm in honour of Rev John Dunmore Lang, who advised Cribb to migrate to Australia.

In the 1870s, Architect and developer Richard Gailey bought Cribb’s extended local land holdings and subdivided the lot for residential use.

Route of the Walking Route

The walk will take around 1 ½ to 2 hours and will include a few low hills. Attendees are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and hats. It will be good to bring water and a bit of snack during the walk.

The Toowong Bowls Club will be open later in the morning and can serve coffee, tea, cold drinks and lunch.

The heritage walk is free. However, any donations are welcome and will be used to fund further research into the Lang Farm Estate.