- Category: History
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Named after Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, the Mort Estate is the first area of residential land to the west of the swamp to be sub-divided in Toowoomba.
Mort, born in Lancashire, England in 1816 arrived in Sydney Australia in February 1838.
Mort had purchased three allotments (10, 11 and 12) in 1855 of the total twelve allotments that were laid out by JC Burnett in 1849. These three allotments were then further sub-divided into a further one-hundred lots and sold off in 1862, which was to become known as the Mort Estate.
The lots varied in size from a half to three half acres.
Boulton Terrace, named after butcher Martin Boulton who had purchased subdivisions 21-24 from Mort where he further subdivided the land and built a series of terrace cottages, some of which still stand today.
- Category: Infrastructure
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Designed by architect Francis DG Stanley and constructed in 1873 by R. Godsall, the Toowoomba railway station comprises of a single platform.
The station is situated along the Main Line which is a railway line that originates at the Roma Street Station in Brisbane and stretches 161Km to Toowoomba, which from there the, Western line proceeds to Cunnamulla.
Additional structures were added over a period of more than 75 years including a goods shed, brake examination pit, refreshment rooms, porters shed/guards hut, and air raid shelters.
The railway station was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in October 1992.
The Westlander runs a twice weekly service from Brisbane to Charleville.
- Category: Entertainment
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Looking for things to do or maybe some sightseeing in and around Toowoomba?
There are many things to do in Toowoomba no matter what your interests are.
Whether its camping, sightseeing, mountain climbing, bush walking, bird watching or whatever, we're sure you will find our attractions directory useful.
- Category: Accommodation
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Toowoomba has some charming bed and breakfast places to stay in so you a can unwind as you relax and enjoy the beauty Toowoomba has to offer.
Once you have recharged and energized you will be able to begin your exploration of the Toowoomba region.
To find a B&B that's right for you please visit our accomodations page.
- Category: Lifestyle
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The present day location of the Clifford Park racecourse was obtained in 1861 as a 65 hectare block (approx.).
Clifford Park racecourse is located in Newtown and is home to the Toowoomba Turf Club.
The Clifford Park racecourse is a multi-function facility providing a venue for hosting functions and events.
The park also provides a training facility for members of the racing industry.
Address: Hursley Rd, Newtown