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Mid-Week Run : Mt Coot-tha

  • 12 Oct 2022
  • 10:30 AM
  • Mt Coot-tha



Mid-Week Run

Wednesday    12th October  10:30am

Grey Gum Picnic Area Mt Coot-tha

Before the establishment of the Moreton Bay Penal Colony at Brisbane Town in 1824, the Mt Coot-tha area was home to the Turrbal Aboriginal people. From the early days of the colony, residents travelled to Mt Coot-tha for the views. The top was cleared, leaving a lone, large eucalypt and was renamed One Tree Hill. In 1873 the forests were declared a timber reserve to supply timber for railways.

In 1880 a large part of the mountain was designated a reserve for a public park, and named Mt Coot-tha – a derivation of the Aboriginal word kuta meaning honey. In 1919 the lands were transferred to Brisbane City Council. The park was expanded in 1920 under Mayor William Jolly.

Gold was prospected and mined at Mt Coot-tha intermittently from 1890-1950. The ore quality was very low and only small amounts of gold were extracted. During World War II the reserve became a military base and served as a mine storage and assembly depot.

10:30am: Meet at Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mt Coot-tha [UBD Map 157 P11]. 

BYO Morning tea and picnic lunch with tables and chairs

RSVP your interest by Sunday 9th October with Karen De Bruin at 

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Mercedes-Benz Club of Queensland Inc.  |  ABN 28 385 830 513  |  PO Box 362, Spring Hill, QLD 4004

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