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Early Days of The Gap

While there is no doubt that the first inhabitants of our area were members of the Tarrbul (Turrabul) group of Aboriginals,

Enoggera Reservoir

The establishment in 1824 of a penal settlement at Redcliffe, by a party of convicts and soldiers, proved to be unsuitable

Glenbrae Farm

  Calligraphy: Joyce Low. Embroidery: Julie Rowe. Grandfather Alexander Levitt arrived from England in 1865. Herb, his second son

Mountfield Dairy

The Mountfield quilt panel depicts the life of one of The Gap's first pioneering families. Embroidery: Elaine Zendler John

Parkdale Ballarat Dairy

Parkdale Ballarat Dairy quilt panel, embroidery by Julie Rowe. In 1910, brothers Robert and Arthur Low purchased 133 acres


Richard H. E. Speechley – born 22nd September, 1932. Having spent his life in The Gap, this panel commemorates the printing

The Gap Microblast 2008

The Gap Microblast – 16 November 2008 On Sunday 16 November at approximately 3pm, an enormous Microblast/Tornado hit Brisbane's western suburbs

The Gap State School

Following the sale of crown land in The Gap to three purchasers - Moses Adsett, PJ & J Paten and JF


Tula was the home of Major C.W.S French and his wife Mrs P.C. French (nee Paten). It was built at the


‘Walton’, noted for it’s extensive gardens and as the Paten family home, was named after a village near Jesse Paten’s

What’s in a Name?

This magnificent Fig Tree once dwarfed everything in the vicinity of Payne Road. Street and place names within The