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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 partnership as “Lade and Pointer Fruit Growers”, circa 1910. They rented land in Kays Rd, (then known to locals as Peachey Lane).

In March 1913 the Pointers purchased twenty two and a half acres from original grantee James Beeston and began farming their land. They bought an adjoining block with Payne Rd frontage from Matthew Peake in February 1916 and built their home. The Pointers farmed their land for over fifty years producing various fruits and vegetables, flowers and eggs. Their predominant crop was pineapples.

After Arthur died in 1965 and Cecil in 1967, the farm portion was sold to Dr Arthur Crawford as an investment and the house block to the Thompsons.

 

  • Arthur and Margaret Pointer

    Arthur and Margaret Pointer, Payne Road, The Gap.

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  • Arthur Pointer, family and friends

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  • Cauliflowers for Brisbane markets

    A load of cauliflowers ready for the Brisbane markets, a day’s round trip.

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  • Fruit ready for market

    Fruit packaged and ready for market by Messrs Lade and Pointer.

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  • Pointer Farm

    Pointer's farm soon after purchase of land in 1913. Note horse, (left side), on farm track, the forerunner to Dillon Rd in 2016.

    Date: c. 1913
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  • Pointer Farm 1920

    The Pointer Farm, circa 1920. The chief crop was pineapples although other fruit trees were also grown. Eggs were sold in later years. Dillon Rd (2016) branches off Payne Rd on the left side of the house. When this photo was taken, it was a track on their land to serve their property.

    Date: c. 1920
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  • The Pointer Family

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