Toowoomba: From Swamp to City

Year 2 to Year 10

Take a step back in time to discover how Toowoomba developed from Swamp to City.

  • Who are the Traditional Owners of the local area?
  • Why was Toowoomba originally called 'The Swamp'?
  • Who was William Henry Groom?
  • What building is located where the Perkins Brewery used to be?

Explore Binangar and the Toowoomba Gallery to investigate what Toowoomba looked like 150 years ago and even 50 years ago. Listen to William Henry Groom's story and interpret images of Toowoomba's historical landmarks and buildings past and present to found out what was here before.

All school visits must be pre-booked.

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