The need to convene a History group for St Lucia was first recognised by local Councillor Judy Magub and initial meetings were first held in early 2002.

St Lucia is an interesting area because aside from several grand houses, and many people who have lived in the area all their lives, it also has the University of Queensland and an interesting collection of post-war architect designed housing.

St Lucia—

Sugar used to be grown in this area, and the cane was said to have been introduced from the sugar-growing island of St Lucia in the West Indies.

A crushing mill used to be located on the river bank, not far from the present-day boat sheds.

Today's St Lucia Golf Links club house was originally the home of Mr Dart of the St Lucia Sugar Mill.

In the early days, settlers spoke of "Long Pocket" and "Short Pocket", the latter name being applied to the St Lucia reach of the river.


Please address Enquiries to
Michael Yeates
Group Member

Or phone Councillor Judy Magub at the Toowong Ward Office on:

3403 2520 or 0418 151 007


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Convenor of the St Lucia History Group:

Judy Magub


Agenda of Meetings:

Meetings involve the usual business but inevitably the remainder of the meetings involves very informative discussions about current research and when possible, guest speakers or more formal presentations about specific topics.

Time & Location:

Information about meetings can be obtained via the contacts listed above
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