John Bridges owned the land where the township of Bald Hills is today.
She arrived in Australia on 17th January 1842 on board the "Ann Milne". She came from Logierait, in Perthshire in Scotland. Janet died in 1900, in Brisbane
He also arrived on 17th January 1842, on the Ann Milne, from Scotland. He died 19th January 1877, and is buried at Toowong Cemetery in Brisbane.
Thomas Gray won a prize for his crops, another won a prize for wine!
His brother in law John Stewart was an executor of his will.
But at the time, there was a severe problem with the local aboriginals, and it was reported that it was "too dangerous" to travel into Sandgate.
At the time, William Loudon, who owned huge tracts of land, was clearing land at Sandgate, using about 20 men, and the lure was cotton growing. A prominent resident and politician, George Raff was encouraging the growing of agricultural crops, including sugar cane and cotton. George was another Scottish immigrant.
All had been fellow passengers aboard the Anne Milne. This extended family with connections to Mackenzie's Black Isle contingent formed one of the strong strands of the Scottish network with links to David McConnel of Cressbrook.
Archibald Cameron, was a Master Mariner.
1934) Saturday 28 April 1877 p 16 Family Notices... , aged 3 years. CAMERON*/—On 27th March, at her sister's residence. Bald Hills, Annie, youngest daughter ... of Archibald Cameron, Brunswick-Street, Valley, aged 17.
One had his ship-wrecked because he was drunk, another was in jail in Africa, another was doing something else that brought attention.
Whatever Captain Cameron was doing, he became very wealthy, and owned considerable amount of property.
Michael grew pumpkins and maize as per the newspaper report.
It ran from Bald Hills at the end of Lot 39, owned by David Blackether Duncan, in a straight line to Sandgate. The Radio Mast appears to be on Archibald Cameron's land.
This land is at the mouth of the Pine River, and is now the wet lands. Deepwater Bend was always a lovely spot, and to live on the River has a distinct advantage.
I do remember some interesting times there, particularly in relation to some heavy rains in the late 1980's and the affect of water releases. Couldn't have been very deep, because my Statesman had no problems!
It is interesting to note Michael's Island, there obviously was a settlement there at some stage, as in an electoral roll, several people were recorded as living at Greenwood's Pocket, and being oystermen.