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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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  • Margaret and Arthur Pointer and children

    Margaret and Arthur Pointer, farmers of Payne Road, The Gap. Pictured with two of their three daughters and also their sons, Cee and Bert.

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  • Mr and Mrs Pointer

    Mr and Mrs Pointer off to market with a load of cauliflowers from their farm in Payne Road. Circa 1915.

    Date: c. 1915
    Courtesy: The Colin Fanning Collection
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  • Picking Strawberries

    Mr and Mrs Pointer and daughter Gladys (L) are overseeing the picking of strawberries by their Aunt and niece who are visiting from the U.K. I imagine the Rawleighs man would have done some business (Goanna salve) with them the following week. Circa 1920s.

    Date: c. 1920s
    Courtesy: The Colin Fanning Collection
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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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  • View from Pointer Farm 1920s

    A view north from the back of the pointer farm in Payne Road and looking over their home which in 2002 would be in the vicinity of the Dillon Rd. corner. Circa 1920s.

    Date: c. 1920s
    Courtesy: The Colin Fanning Collection
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