Dutton Park

Dutton Park, an inner suburb, is 3 km south of central Brisbane. The actual park was a space reserved in 1884 for recreation and named after the Secretary of Public Lands, Charles Boydell Dutton, who held the office during 1883-87. Dutton was a squatter in the Tambo district but won respect as a reformer of the land laws and earned the hostility of squatting interests.

Further Reading: 

Christopher Dawson, Absolute fairyland: heady days in Dutton Park, Annerley, 2006

Mary Joan Ord, A bridge and a resting place: the Ursulines at Dutton Park 1919-1980, Toowoomba, 1981


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