Bald Hills was the home of several members of the Carseldine family, beginning with William and Mary Carseldine, and over the ensuing years, by numerous descendants. William and his wife Mary arrived in Bald Hills on 31st May 1858
William Carseldine was listed as the owner of Lot 33, with Lot 36 with 48 acres of land. The North Coast Highway passes directly over his lands.
William Carseldine was the son of William Carseldine and his wife Sarah Morrison.
He was born William Castledine, on 4th February 1816, and was baptised at Saint Mary's Wesleyan, Huntingdon Circuit, Huntingdon in England.
He married Mary Ann Gale in 1840 in Northamptonshire. Mary Ann was the daughter of Jonathan Gale and Ann Wharpole, and was born 1812 in Elton, England.. She died 13 September 1880
The marriage certificate records his name as William Casseldine.
While previous research mentions the arrival in South Australia, and the subsequent rules of the colony which were in existence, the "Monsoon" was en-route for Queensland. It is believed an error in navigation and or orders to the captain, saw the ship land firstly in South Australia.
|CASSELDINE||George||6||Monsoon||1854||Moreton Bay||and family||Reels 2137, 2467|
|CASSELDINE||Harriett||2||Monsoon||1854||Moreton Bay||and family||Reels 2137, 2467|
|CASSELDINE||James||10||Monsoon||1854||Moreton Bay||and family||Reels 2137, 2467|
|CASSELDINE||Jonathan||12||Monsoon||1854||Moreton Bay||and family||Reels 2137, 2467|
|CASSELDINE||Mary Ann||42||Monsoon||1854||Moreton Bay||and family||Reels 2137, 2467|
|CASSELDINE||William||38||Monsoon||1854||Moreton Bay||and family||Reels 2137, 2467|
The Monsoon carried 394 Government immigrants, almost all were employed quickly, as was the agreement of the Government Immigration Scheme. They had to work for 2 years with the employer.
He arrived in 1854, on the Monsoon, the same ship as many of the other settlers selected for the immigrationsschemes often by Dr John Lang.
The ship arrived on 13 August 1854, to South Australia, then to Sydney and Queensland, on 17 August 1854
It was one of the ships in the Black Ball Line referred to previously.
There may have been miscommunication and the ship initially arrived in South Australia, before sailing again to arrive 4 days later in New South Wales.
The "Monsoon" struck bad weather after leaving Liverpool.
William was listed as a labourer, and aged 38, his wife Mary Ann was aged 42, the children were Jonathan, James George, and Harriett, aged 2
Joseph was born in Australia.
He purchased land in 1858, and is recorded as 58/300 of the New South Wales, Land Register for lands County Stanley Parish Nundah. He paid Forty Eight Pounds, for forty eight acres.
The size of the land grant was calculated under the rules of the Immigration Scheme, and based on so many acres per settler, with additional for his family members.
His land grant:
Jonathan b 1842 m Mary Wood Buckby 1860 He died 1932 Mary 1922
James b 1844 m Janet Amelia Cameron 1867 He died 1902 Janet d. 1907
George b 1848 m Bridget Sweeney 1871 2. Isabella Cochrane 1879 He died 1896
Eliza b 1850 died 1852
Harriet b 1853 m Richard Raymond 1873
Joseph b 1855 m Sarah Agnes Prothero 1877 1919
William was a farmer, and according to research prepared by Garth Carseldine, and presented in a booklet for the Centenary of Bald Hills in 1957, William arrived in Queensland in 1857.
The family were from Huntingdonshire in the Fen Country of England. Garth mentions that "he came to Bald Hills as a fencing contractor to John Stewart, and was so taken with the land that he settled there on 30th May 1858. He told a shipboard friend by the name of George Buckby about Bald Hills and he selected land in 1859 at Bald Hills.
It was Thomas Gray who told William Carseldine of the prospects at Bald Hills, when the latter came to him to discuss a pair of boots".
Bald Hills Report
I naive, I am sorry to say, a few mishaps to chronicle. As Shakespeare has it, one was treading upon another's boots. First, one of Mr Stone's drivers met with a severe accident. He jumped off the waggon to look to the traces of one of the horses, and as he walked up the horse made a bound, and the front of the spreader caught him under the knee, puncturing the flesh to the depth of half an inch.
This threw him on his back and the wheel on which 10 tons was partly resting, went over the heel of his boot wrenching the boot completely off and causing a skin wound obliquely across the ankle, 4 inches in length. Mr Carseldine, sen, although his years number threescore and ten, was the first to the front with a cart to convey the wounded man to the hospital. He certainly deserves praise for his plucky conduct.
Three hours after the above occurred Mr Andrew Wyllie of the South Pine, had three of his fingers nearly severed with the knives of the chaff cutter.
I have also to report the death of one of the most esteemed ladies of ur district, Mrs Ridley, who died quite unexpectedly, leaving a large family to deplore their loss. Much sympathy is felt for Mr Ridley.
.....He continues to report about the builders at the school, and that Mr Ferguson had passed the work himself.
In 1881 he remarried Elizabeth Kendrick, a widower. Elizabeth died in 1907.
William was an active member of the Nundah Divisional Board which was charged with the management of the district from 1879, and he retired in 1880. He died in 1886, and his three sons, John, Jonathan and James, and John Stewart were the beneficiaries.
|Mary Carseldine died in 1880 and is buried at Bald Hills/Sandgate Cemetery|
Mr. Jonathan Carseldine.
THE death occurred on January 15 of one of the best known identities of the Bald Hills district, in the person of Mr Jonathan Carseldine, who would have attained his 90th birthday in another six days.
The late Mr. Carseldine was born at Huntingford, England, and arrived in Australia in the sailing ship Monsoon 77 years ago. On the same vessel was Miss Mary Wood Buckby, who later became Mrs. Carseldine, and she predeceased her husband about six years ago.
As a boy Mr. Carseldine became associated with the butchering business, and later invested in land at Redcliffe, Petrie and Caboolture, and by his industry and zeal developed into one of the leading dairymen of Queensland.
He is survived by five daughters, Mesdames G. A. Atthow (Eagle Junction,). W. Bleakley (Wilston), A. T. Kniven (Woodford); T. M'Cosker (Glasshouse Mountain), J. Williamson (Colinton), and seven sons, Messrs. David John, Eli James (New Zealand), Francis Dale, Herbert (Woodford) J. W., Julian (Miriam Vale), and Noel Jeff (Thursday Island).
Death of Mary Wood Carseldine, wife of Jonathan.
MRS. CARSELDINE. _
The death on 21st January ol Mrs, Jonathan Carseldine at Ridge street, Northgate Junction, removes another of the pioneers of Queensland.
Born at Cranford, St. Andrew's, Northamptonshire, on 7th January, 1843, Mary Wood Buckly came to Queensland in 1854, at the age of 11 years, with her father, sister, and brothers.
The family first settled in-the district now known as Hendra. shortly afterwards. removing to Bald Hills. Miss Buckly in 1861, when 17 years of age, was married to Mr. Jonathan Carseldine by the Rev. John Moselay in.old St. John's pro-Cathedral.
For many years Mr. and Mrs. Carseldine lived in the Caboolture district, where they were engaged in the dairying industry. At the time of the Gympie gold rush in 1868.
Mrs. Carseldine had many interesting experiences, which resulted from their. residence being situated on the old main road between Brisbane and Gympie. Although not a nurse by profession, the common sense and practical, kindliness oi Mrs. Carseldine made her services in much demand in a district in which. medical attendance was difficult to obtain, and in addition to the onerous duties of bringing up a large family the deceased lady was noted far and wide for her hospitality. Of a deeply religious disposition, she won the. affection and esteem of all with whom she came in contact.
The last 16. years of her life were spent at Northgate Junction, and in spite of the loss of her sight some years ago she maintained her cheerfulness and courage. Up to within six weeks of her death, which-occurred towards the end.of last month, she retained her intellectual faculties.
The late Mrs. Carseldine was the mother of 14 children, two of whom - died in infancy, Her descendants include over 80 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Her five daughters are Mesdames G. A. Atthow (Clayfield) J, W. Bleakly (Wilston), F. Renuin (Woodford), T. M'Cosker (Peachestar). and J. Williamson (Moore), and her , sevensons are- Messrs:' Charles (Kilkoy). Dayid John (Linville), Eli James (New Zealand), Francis (Darra), Herbert (Woodford), Julian (Caboolture), and Noel (Cairns). ,Four of the sons, like their father, are justices of the Peace, and all except the youngest, are on the land.
During the past six months the late Mrs. Carseldine was visited by every member of her family, except one son, who resides in North Queensland, and was unable to make- the journey.
One son came from New Zealand to visit his parent. The funeral took place at the Lutwyche cemetery, the Rev. W. Powell, a very old friend of the family, officiating at the grave.
THE CARSELDINE FAMILY, WITH THE LATE MRS. CARSELDINE (THIRD FIGURE
IN .FRONT ROW).
Mary was born around 1843, the daughter of John Buckby and Mary Wood. She arrived in 1854 on the Monsoon, with her father, John who was listed as a labourer, and her sister.
*Her surname was Buckby, Jonathan Carseldine m Mary Wood Buckby 1860
Their Children included, and the children were all named alphabetically, (A - N)
In 1867 he married Janet Amelia Cameron, the daughter of Archibald Cameron who owned the block of land opposite William Senior's property.
In 1869, James was advertising the land to be used for grazing. Apply to himself, or to Mr Cameron who lived in the Valley.
James was the Post Master, and was appointed the Assistant Manager for Births Marriages and Deaths in Bald Hills.
(Interesting information, which indicates that registrations were done at POs)
Arthur Edwin Carseldine b 1887 son of James and Jane died 1908
In 1892, he won a place at a Grammar School
James opened the very first shop in Bald Hills Road and ran the Post Office from the premises. The buildings are still there.
Mr Carseldine later operated this shop in Gympie Road Carseldine. Cobb and Co used to stop there, and this is the very same shop that Dale and Ethel Herron owned in 1950's
George was only 4 years old when his parents migrate, he lived with his parents until he took a position with the Railway, and was later transferred to Toowoomba where he became the Foreman in the Goods Shed. Later he went into business as a General Carrier and word up a good connection.
He was noted throughout the town of Toowoomba as one of its hardest workers, and from the early hours in the morning until late at night, in all weathers, he could be seen hard at work.
It was this hard work that brought about his unexpected death in 1896, the mid-winter turning a cold into "inflammation of the lungs".
Married twice, he had a son by his first wife, and when she died, a family of seven children with his second wife.
Death of Mr. George Carseldine.
Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902) Tuesday 14 July 1896 p 3 Article
... Death of Mr. George Carseldine. Much icgrct was evinced throughout tho town on Siiturdiiy whin it ..
Death of Mr. George Carseldine.
One of the best known men about town, Mr George Carseldine, died early on Saturday morning from an attack of pneumonia.Some Some days since he contracted a very severe cold, but being naturally of a very robust constitution he made light of it and refused to consider it serious. On Wednesday night,
however, he was compelled to take to his bed, and medical assistance being summoned he was found to be suffering from a severe attack of inflammation of the lungs. Despite the unremitting attention of Dr Garde the malady which was already too firmly seated, gained ground rapidly and Mr Carseldine passed away shortly after mid-night on Friday. The deceased was a thoroughly upright man, perfectly conscientious in all his undertakings, and gained the respect and the goodwill of all with whom he came into contact.
Many years ago he occupied the position of foreman in the Rail-way Goods Shed, but left that position to take up the avocation of a general carrier, and by his promptness, reliability and civility estab lished a good connection. His funeral took place yesterday afternoon at three o'clock and the large concourse of people who gathered together to follow his remains to their last resting place testified to the esteem in which he was held. The brethren of the Protestant Alliance and Masonic Lodges with which he was connected took part in the funeral procession. The coffin which was covered with a number of beautiful wreaths was borne from the house to the hearse by six Past Masters of the Darling Downs Masonic Lodge No. 775 S.C., with which the deceased was long connected, as well as with the Southern Cross Lodge E.C.
The bretheren of the Protestant Alliance Societies marched in front of the hearse to the Cemetery gates, where the Masonic Lodges also formed in procession. At the grave the burial services as prescribed by the Presbyterian Church were performed by the Rev James Crookston, who afterwards
conducted the solemn burial rites of the Masonic Order, during which the hymn commencing 'Peacefully lay him down to rest' was sung by the brethren present.
Mr Carseldine was, twice married, the issue of the first wife being one son who is now grown up and settled in life, in addition to whom he leaves a widow and family of six young children, mostly girls, the eldest of whom is not more than about fifteen years of age.
The death of Mr Carseldine was so sudden and unexpected that the widows is quite prostrated with the shock. In their deep sorrow the bereaved family have the sympathy of all who knew and esteemed the husband and father for his undeviating uprightness and honesty.
Harriett was the only daughter, she was two years old when they left England, and the suffered health wise on the sea voyage.
She grew up on the farm and was noted as a fearless and most capable horsewoman. Her ability with a shot gun and she was notorious for her marksmanship.
Richard Raymont, of North Pine, was a frequent caller at her father's shop and it was here he met Harriett. They married at the age of 21 and lived on "Devonia" a property on the North Pine River where they ran dairying and mixed farming.
A close fried and neighbour was Agnes Protheroe, who later married Harriett's brother Joseph.
Harriett continued her interest in the Methodist Church, and though she could not read or write had an ability for remembering dates.
She had a family of seven sons and two daughters, all of whom lived the land, and the majority settled in the Lockyer district.
She died in 1931 and he husband had died in 1910.
Joseph was born in Brisbane, when the family were living in Leichhardt Street. As a youth, working on the farm he dug the first well in Bald Hills, and together with three wells on adjacent properties supplied Bald Hills and Sandgate with water in the droughts of 1902 and 1919.
Being the youngest of the family Joseph had to stay on the farm with his parents. He married Sarah Agnes Protheroe of North Pine and they lived in the old home, raising a family of six sons and four daughters.
Joseph was also involved in the Methodist Church, being a Trustee and the Secretary. This fact is a tribute to the character and determination of Joseph, as he had only three months schooling in his life; despite this, he later became an ardent reader and could also write reasonably well.
He suffered ill health, and died aged 63.
Alice Louisa Carseldine 1878
Arthur Wesley Carseldine 1880 m Ethel Grace Tucker 1902 d 1965
*Harold Edwin Carseldine 1881 d 1915
Vernon David Carseldine 1896 d 1920
Ivy Beatrice Carseldine 1898
At the City Police Court yesterday, before Mr. G. P. M. Murray, P.M., an appeal court
against assessment for the Division of Nundah was held, when the following reductions in
valuations were made :
John Ward, 40a., reduced from £30 to £25 per acre ; James Carseldine, 116a., reduced from £15 to £10 per acre; Joseph Carseldine, 47a., reduced from £18 to £13 per acre ; Thomas Ridley, 48a.,
reduced from £15 to £12 per aore ; Mathew Ridley, 40a., reduced from £16 to £12 per acre; Samuel Lang, 25a. 2r., reduced from £26 to £20 per acre; same, 15a. 5r. 22p., reduced from £20 to £15 per acre; John Stone, 19a. 3r. 10p., reduced from £60 to £45 per aore; same, 107 acres, reduced from £20 to £15 per acre; O. Cameron, 29a. 3r. 30p., reduced from £26 to £20 per acre ;
Mesdames Conlan, Griffen, and Murphy, 596a., reduced from £20 to £15 per aore ; Henry Fenneriel,
70a., reduced from £10 to £S per acre ; same, 40a., reduced from £15 to £14 per aero ; Mrs.
M. Graham, 46a., reduced from £15 to £8 per acre. In a number of other cases the valuations were confirmed.
By now there are a lot of names of other residents appearing in different stories.
MR. JOSEPH CARSELDINE There passed away at his home, Laidley, North, early on Tuesday morning, July 21st, a highly respected resident in the person of Mr. Joseph Carseldine. He had been suffering for some time from an internal complaint, and despite all that medical skill and devoted nursing could do, he gradually sank, and died.
The deceased gentleman was 61 years of age, and leaves a widow and large family (all of whom were with him at the last). He was buried in the Laidley cemetery, the remains being followed to their last resting place by a very large number of sympathising friends and neighbours.
The Rev. J. R. Williams, of the Methodist Church, officiated at the graveside, and Mrs. M. E. M'Dermott carried out the funeral arrangements.
Mr and Mrs Joseph Carseldine of Bald Hills, have received news that their fourth son Private Harold Edwin Carseldine 37th lnfantry Battalion was killed in action on October 8.
|Pvt Harold Edwin Carseldine|
|Birth Date:||28 Nov 1891|
|Birth Place:||Queensland, Australia|
|Death Date:||8 Oct 1915|
|Death Place:||Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey|
|Cemetery:||Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac|
|Burial or Cremation Place:||Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey|
|Birth:||Nov. 28, 1891|
|Death:||Oct. 8, 1915|
Son of Joseph & Sarah Agnes (nee Protheroe) Carseldine. Harold died of wounds received in action, aged 23 years.
Born 28 November 1891 27th Australian Infantry Battalion
Like so many thousands of others, his body was not found. In 1919 there was a Burial party that returned to find the remains and dogtags.
The worst part of never finding a body was then the delay in obtaining a death certificate.
Before one could be issued, the Red Cross were required to conduct interviews with others who may have been there. After the evidence was collected it was presented to a Tribunal.
Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac
Plot: Final resting place unknown. Name listed on Panel 67 of the Memorial.
|Birth Date:||13 Oct 1855|
|Birth Place:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Death Date:||5 Jun 1919|
|Death Place:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Cemetery:||Bald Hills Cemetery|
|Burial or Cremation Place:||Brisbane, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia|
|Name:||Sarah Agnes Carseldine|
|Birth Date:||13 Mar 1856|
|Birth Place:||Llangynwyd, Bridgend, Wales|
|Death Date:||16 Aug 1929|
|Death Place:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Cemetery:||Bald Hills Cemetery|
|Burial or Cremation Place:||Brisbane, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia|
THREE MEN DROWNED.
TRIPLE SURFING FATALITY
ACCIDENT AT BRIBIE.
Word was received in Brisbane last evening of a triple drowning accident on the main beach at Bribie Island, the victims being Eric Beer, aged 19 years. (Bald Hills), Vernon David Castledine, 23 years (Strathpine), and Wallace McCallum, 19 years (of Ashfield, Sydney)
The meagre particulars so far available are to the edect that a party of nine men, who intended to spend the holidays in the Bay, landed in Bribie Passage, at a spot about two miles from Caloundra, and crossed the island to the main beach, where they went in surfing. Three of the party, however, were soon in difficulties, and were drowned. Another report of the tragedy is that the men were on the outer beach gathering worms for bait, when they were overwhelmed by the waves which were running very high
According to the report received by the police a party of nine men left Bald Hills, for the Bribie Passage, being accommodated on the motor launch Sylvie. When they arrived at the "Big Hole" in Bribie Passage they anchored, and six of the holiday makers went to the main beach for a bathe.
Three of the men, however, soon got into difficulties, and were drowned. Up to last evening the bodies hid not been recovered Constable McLauchlan left Caloundra last night with a party to search for the bodies. Another constable, with two horses, will go over from the main land this morning crossing over at low tide at a spot about seven or eight miles from Caloundra
Carseldine Vernon Memorial
Bribie Tragedy Memorial.
A number of the relatives and friends of the victims of the recent drowning accident at Bribie Island assembled on Bribie beach on Sunday, when a memorial tablet of brass, affixed to a wooden cross, was unveiled and a service held.
The tablet bears the following inscription:-"This cross is erected by members of the crew of the Sylvie in loving memory of their comrades-
Vernon David Carseldine 23 years; George Wallace McCallum 20 years; Eric Charles Beer 19 years-who were carried out to sea whilst bathing opposite this spot on April 2, 1920.
Crossed the bar." A number of Bald Hills residents were present,some having travelled by train to Landsborough, thence, by motor. The crew of the Sylvie and friends, who arrived in Mr. Trunk Gordon's motor boat, and Caloundra residents, were also present.
Members of the Sylvie's crew conducted the service, and Mr J Stewart (an old resident of Bald Hills) unveiled the tablet, and referred to the high character and fine dispositions of the deceased. The Rev. D. Fletcher (Wonder delivered an address, and one was also read from the Rev. A. Wood (Bald Hills), who was unable to be present
The relatives present included Mrs. J Carseldine (Fairfield, Bald Hills), Mr. and Mrs A. D. McCallum (Ashfield, Sydney), Mr. and Mrs. Reg. Beer, Miss C Beer. The tablet is not only intended as a memorial, but as a warning of the danger incurred in bathing at that spot.
Vernon David Carseldine, 23 years, George Wallace Mc Callum, 20 years
The signs wording continues, 'They were carried out to sea whilst bathing opposite this spot on April 2, 1920, 'crossing the bar.' The bar meaning the northern end of Bribie Island where Pumicestone Passage flows out to sea opposite the town of Caloundra. Their bodies were never recovered.
Edwim Charles Beer was the son of William Beer and Emily Jane White and was born in 1901.
George W Mccallum was the son of Archibald D Mccallum and Katherine, he was born in 1900 in Bowral New South Wales.
|Both the Beer Family and the McCallum Family had relationship links with the Carseldine Family|
Joseph's son Arthur Wesley Carseldine and Alfred Stewart son of John Stewart, married sisters in a double wedding service.
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A JUBILEE CELEBRATION.
Last Saturday afternoon the members of the Carseldine families (post office and Fairfield), Bald Hills, entertained a large number of the old pioneers of the Bald Hills district, and friends, at a social gathering at Fairfield to celebrate the completion of the first half century of the residence of the family at Bald Hills, the late Mr. Wm. Carseldine having settled there on May 31, 1858.
The guests spent a pleasant afternoon, during which short speeches, dealing with the hardships, struggles, and triumphs of pioneering days were given by Messrs. R. Sumner, M.L.A., Jonathan Carseldine, J. J. Gee, S. Lang, and A. W. Carseldine. A pretty exhibition of club swinging was given by Miss Dora Wright, which, with musical items, and afternoon tea, helped to pass a pleasant time. A happy coincidence of the gathering was that the first couple married on the Bald Hills were present—
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Carseldine (late of Gregorsford, Upper Caboolture, and now of Northgate Junction)—who were married forty-eight years ago.
The pioneers present included Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Carseldine, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carseldine, Mr. and Mrs. W. Buckley, Mr. and Mrs. J. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. S. Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. S. Lang, Mr. W. Hawkins, senr., Mr. and Mrs. A. Tucker. Mrs. S. Brown, and Mrs. M'Pherson. senr.
Others present included Mr. R. Sumner, M.L.A., and Mrs. Sumner, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Carseldine (Kilcoy), Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Carseldine, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Carseldine. Mrs. A. Unwin (Durundur), Mr., and Mrs. S. J. Lang, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. J. Neville, Miss, E. and Mr. J. Neville, Mrs. W. Neville. Miss M'Pherson, Mr. and Mrs. A. M'Pherson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gee, Mrs. J. J. Gee, Mr. and Mrs. S. Unwin, Mr. and Mrs. B. Unwin, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arthur, Rev. T. Powell and Miss Powell, Mr. and Mrs. G. Culliemore, Mr. and Mrs. H. Day. Mrs. Chas. Day, Mr. and Mrs. H. Fererriegel, Mrs. T.Protheroe, Mrs. W. Young, Mrs. J. Young, Mrs. J. B. Young, Mr. and Mrs. M. Young, Mrs. S. J. Johnston, Mr. Alan Fielding, Miss Robbins, and Mr. P. J. Williams. In the evening a large number of young people were entertained with music and games.
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