Historical Site

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Monument for the historical site of the St Peter's Lutheran Church at Headington Hill

The historical site at Nevilton marks the location of the St Peter’s Lutheran Church of Headington Hill.

It is one of two Lutheran churches that were amalgamated into a single site for the Lutheran Church at Nobby Brown Sign link, the other being St Peter’s Lutheran Church Mount Kent Brown Sign link.

The Headington Hill church was built in 1902 until it moved to the current location in Nobby in 1941.

There is not much remaining of the old site, however, there is a little more than the Mount Kent site with a couple of grave sites.

There are 3 or 4 graves remaining from the church’s cemetery of very young children.

The most ornate headstone is Elsa Nichterlein, the oldest of the ground passed away under 2 years old in September 1917. The grave has been restored at some time with a new fence around it.

To the left is Frederick William Kowald, barely a month old when he passed away in 1904. It is surrounded by an iron spoked fence.

The youngest is Christina Wissemann with her death the same day she was born, in August 1952. Christina is the only grave dated after the church was moved to Nobby.

To get there:

Brown sign for Historical Site

From Toowoomba, head south on the New England Hwy towards Warwick. After leaving Toowoomba, follow the New England Hwy for about 9.2km where Drayton Connection Rd joins the highway and veer left to continue towards Warwick. Continue for another 29.2km and turn left into Carey Rd at the brown sign for Historical Site. Follow Carey Rd for 1.3km and the site is on the right with another brown sign.

From Allora, coming out from Warwick St, head north towards Toowoomba. Follow the New England Hwy for about 13.2km and turn right into Gatton Clifton Rd towards Gatton. Follow Gatton Clifton Rd for 2.9km and turn left into Carey Rd at the brown sign for Historical Site. Follow Carey Rd for 1.3km and the site is on the right with another brown sign.

Cost: Free

Hours: Anytime

Toilets: No

Bins: No

Tables: No

Seating: No

Water: No

Food: No

Wheelchair accessible: No

Pets: Yes


Playground: No







Wheelchair accessible:No



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Rated 5 out of 5
3 December, 2020

I and my rose friends have been visiting here for about sixteen years. Rosarians are most interested in the rosebush growing on the grave of 20 month old Elsa Nichterlein. She died of scarlet fever a few days before the 50th Wedding Anniversary of her grandparents and was visiting them from Victoria with her mother, a Lutheran Pastor’s wife.
Today I had a closer look at the improvements in landscaping where the original avenue of conifers which once led up the hill to St. peter’s Lutheran Church which are dying have been replaced with new conifers. A shelter shed has been added. Also there are a couple of memorial headstones recently added for local young women. Heritage Rose members have identified Elsa’s rose as ‘Frau Karl Druschki’ 1901 a suitable german rose for this little german/australian child. Her headstone is in german and she died during WW1.