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A cairn commemorates the pioneers of Toogoolawah. It contains a time capsule to be opened in 2038.
In 1841 D.C. McConnel and family settled in the Brisbane Valley and established Cressbrook Station that is still in the hands of the McConnel family. By the 1890s this area was opened up for closer settlement. A town, Biarra, had been surveyed on the Esk-Nanango Road and some of the allotments had been occupied.
J. McConnel developed a Condensed Milk factory on the banks of Cressbrook Creek, using milk supplied by local farmers. "Cressbrook Milk" became a very popular commodity. When the first passenger train arrived in February 1904 there was confusion between Cressbrook Station and Cressbrook Railway Station so Mr. McConnel chose the name "Toogoolawah" for the Railway Station.
|Address:||Cressbrook Street, McConnel Park, Toogoolawah, 4313|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.090833|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1988|
To our Pioneers
This plaque is dedicated to the Pioneers of the Toogoolawah District whose skills & energy were responsible for the development we have today.
An Australian Bicentennial project with financial assistance from the Queensland State Government