Originally known as Sandy Creek, Tarragindi got its current name when early settler, William Grimes, found that the name of his employee, Tarragindi Tassaroni, meant ‘camp on a hill’. Today, Tarragindi is a trendy and stylish suburb only 6 kilometres from the CBD.
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Tarragindi Suburb Profile
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|William Grimes settled at Sandy Creek on land either side of Andrew Avenue, north-west of the Tarragindi Hill reservoir. He names his house Tarragindi (meaning camp on a hill) after his Pacific Islander employee of the same name.|
|‘Cracknell Hill Estate’, made up of 115 allotments of 16 perches, was advertised for sale by Isles Love & Co., Auctioneers.|
|The Ipswich Road electric tram reaches Yeronga Park.|
|Land was provided for soldier settlement at nearby Clifton Hill.|
|Auctioneers Cameron Brothers offered 97 allotments in the “Cracknell Hill Estate” which were in Queen Street (now Cavan Street), Hamlet Terrace (now Hamlet Street) and Woodville Place between Warwick Street (now Marjorie Street) and Percy Street.|
|Service reservoir on Tarragindi Hill is built.|
|A primary school was opened at Weillers Hill (now known as Wellers Hill).|
|The Tarragindi Memorial Hall at Fernvale Road and Andrew Avenue built.|
|During the Second World War, Tarragindi was the site of a field hospital administered first by the American Army (for soldiers treated for shell shock) and later by the British and Australian forces.|
|The Ipswich Road tram was extended to the Salisbury munitions works and all of Tarragindi could be reached from a tram stop.|
|Tarragindi Post Office is opened.|
Table 1: Timeline of Tarragindi’s History