Founding Families2018-02-15T01:26:32+00:00

Founding Families


Badrick Family

Henry Laidley & Eileen Sylvia Badrick Henry Laidley Badrick was born in Laidley on 23 June, 1908 to parents John and Hannah

Bennett Family

Joseph Bennett settled in the ranges at the end of Hilder Road in 1870 and thus commenced his vision for the future of his family in The Gap.

Best Family

Alfred John Best whose family pioneered the Horse Drawn Coach Service from Brisbane to Sandgate in the 1860's married Lucina Emma Bennett

Carnegie Family

David Carnegie: Born Carnoustie, Scotland, 1885; died Brisbane 1981. Lucie Carnegie (nee) Barton Born London, 1883; died Brisbane 1976. When David migrated

Dillon Family

John (Jack) Dillon was the second of eight children born on the 23rd February 1916 to his mother Petra and father Albert Henry, who was a carpenter and market gardener

Easton Family

Frank and Vera Easton, and their two children May and Doug, were local identities who owned the corner store in the photograph.

Edwards Family

Robert (Bob) and Frances Edwards bought seven and a quarter acres at 52 Alutha Road in 1950. They bought the land from

Fursman Family

William Fursman - Born 18th March 1914, Died 28th September 1996. Nancy (nee) Winn- Born 16th June 1913, married 9th December 1939

Gramenz Family

Paul and Eda were early Pioneers from Germany and settled in The Gap in 1872 and raised a family of three girls

Harrison Family

From an interview with Vic and Kath (nee Harrison) Townsend. Kath’s Grandparents on her paternal side were James and Mary Harrison of

Inwood Family

Gil and Kate Inwood, Inwood Place Gilbert Edward Inwood was born on 7 August 1894 at Gravesend, County of Kent, the second

Low Family

When Edwin Low married Eliza Alice Ensor at the Parish of Hornchurch, founded by Edward the Confessor, Essex England, back in 1882,

Martin Family

The 47th year of Strathaven Hatchery is celebrated in the quilt panel. When Walter and Jessie (nee Dickson) Brown migrated

McMullin – Althouse Family

Bertha Mary Louise Winsch was born in 1884 and following her marriage to Robert McMullin they lived and operated a small business

Paten Family

Jesse Paten When the immigrant ship “Irene” dropped anchor at Moreton Bay, New South Wales on 16 February 1858 after

Pointer Family

Margaret and Arthur Pointer moved to The Gap from Upper Kedron where they had lived on the Lade's property and farmed in

Proctor Family

The name of Proctor is as synonymous to The Gap as bread is to butter.

Rowe Family

Sam Rowe, born in Bundaberg, served in the 1st World War in Belgium and France. He later lived in Chaprowe Street, The

Sanin Family

Maria's Story Some months back a chance conversation with a Gap lady I have know for a number of years, mentioned just

Serico Family

Nurdon H. Serico – A Rich Heritage Maurice and Melinda with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Nurdon Serico, Lady Mayoress Anne Quirk

Smith Family

Dave Edward Smith – born Kelvin Grove 5th March, 1913. Amelia (Millie) Nancy Smith (nee) Heyer born Red Hill 16th March, 1915.


Go to Top