History of the place

Some background on the creation of Kalinga Park

Some background on the creation of Kalinga Park THE Herman and William Goeldner families came to Eagle Junction in 1863. Their property of 60 acres [24.3 hectares] had a frontage to Junction Road and Rose Street and extended eastward to one called Isles Town [could be Isleston Estate] and westward to Shaw Road. In the late 1800s or early 1900s, Toombul Shire Council purchased from the family a large area facing Kedron Brook. On Saturday, Read more…

From Oliver, ago
From the archives

Welcome to the ‘Save Diggers’ Drive website.

Welcome to the Save Diggers’ Drive website. THIS site went ‘live’ on Sunday, May 14, 2006, and most sections are still evolving. That said, you will find in the following pages a handy introduction to the background, heritage and prospective challenges facing Diggers’ Drive, located in the magnificent tree-lined and very popular Kalinga Park, in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. We appreciate and welcome any constructive feedback and if you have news that the local Kalinga community Read more…

From Peter Collins, ago
History of the place

Coo-ee, Kalinga Park!

Coo-ee, Kalinga! Airport Link set to bury a local ANZAC memorial ON Monday, May 19, 2008 – almost two years to the day this website made its debut – the fate of Diggers’ Drive was sealed when the Queensland State Premier, Anna Bligh, declared Airport Link a done deal. The State Government and Brisbane City Council have now locked in the contractor to bring to fruition the billion-dollar Airport Link project and the associated Inner Northern Busway behemoth Read more…

From Peter Collins, ago
From the archives

So what is Diggers’ Drive?

So what is ‘Diggers’ Drive’? THESE are the words that appear on the Diggers’ Drive sign (shown above), located near the entrance to Kalinga Park, at the end of Park Avenue, Eagle Junction. At the urging of The Shire of Toombul History Group, Brisbane City Council erected this sign to inform visitors about the heartwarming story behind the creation of this unique World War I memorial. The Diggers’ Drive sign was officially unveiled at ceremony held Read more…

From Peter Collins, ago
History of the place

Site under construction

Welcome to the ‘Save Diggers’ Drive’ website. THIS site went ‘live’ on Sunday, May 14, 2006, and most sections are still evolving. That said, you will find in the following pages a handy introduction to the background, heritage and prospective challenges facing Diggers’ Drive, located in the magnificent tree-lined and very popular Kalinga Park, in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. We appreciate and welcome any constructive feedback and if you have news that the local Kalinga community Read more…

From Peter Collins, ago