150 Years – Richlands, Inala and Neighbouring Suburbs in Brisbane’s South West | Vicki Mynott (2009)

Queensland was separated from New South Wales in 1859, and we have found records of just two landowners in this district at that time – Simpson at Wolston (Wacol) and Freney at the Blunder (Willawong). Almost the entire area between was bush.

In the past 150 years, fourteen suburbs have grown up between these two points, each in a unique way – though always sharing some elements with the neighbouring communities. The region’s population in the 2006 Census was over 53,000, and in 2009 is increasing further as urbanisation reaches these outer fringes of Brisbane, and the last areas of bush are disappearing.

This book complements other studies of these local communities, using many new stories and photos. It is primarily a celebration – an acknowledgement of each of these fourteen neighbouring suburbs in the year of Queensland’s sesquicentenary.