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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

    Margaret and Arthur Pointer of Payne Road, The Gap.

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  • Cauliflowers for Brisbane markets

    Off to theBrisbane markets with a wagon load of cauliflowers, a day’s round trip.

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  • Fruit ready for market

    Crop of fruit packaged for market by Messrs Lade and Pointer, looks like the kids want to go along for the ride.

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  • Pointer Farm

    Pointer’s farm soon after they purchased the land in 1913. The horse on the left is on the farm track, that was the forerunner to modern day Dillon Rd.

    Date: c. 1913
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  • Pointer Farm 1920

    View of the Pointer Farm, circa 1920. The main crop was pineapples, fruit trees were also grown and eggs were sold in later years. Dillon Road ( in 2016) branches off Payne Road on the left side of the house shown in this photograph. In the 1920s Dillion Road, it was a track on the Pointer farm, used to access the property.

    Date: c. 1920
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  • The Pointer Family

    The Pointer Family heading out for the day.

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