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Thomas Tindale MAKEPEACE and his wife Hannah FRYAR migrated from Gosforth, Newcastle, England arriving in Australia in 1857. They were accompanied by their children, Thomas, Sarah, Mary Ann and Alice.

Upon their arrival they settled in Newcastle, New South Wales. Thomas gained employment in the mines. After several years in Newcastle they moved to Brisbane and settled in Moggill. No doubt they were influenced by Hannah’s brother, William Fryar, who had settled in Moggill some years previously.

Thomas worked at the Redbank Coal Mines. Whilst working at the mines he met with a severe accident resulting in the amputation of his leg. He was rendered unfit to follow the occupation of a coal miner and turned to farming. His farm was once described as, “a pattern of neatness and comfort...it had an air of the well-to-do and successful farmer”.

Thomas and his son were foundations members of the Moggill Methodist Church. Thomas Jnr served on the property board in 1876. Hannah helped Thomas in all his undertakings and together they raised their family to become worthy citizens. The first church service was conducted by a preacher from the Albert Street Methodist Church in the barn of Thomas and Hannah in December 1856.

Thomas and Hannah celebrated their Diamond Wedding at Moggill. They are both buried in Moggill Cemetery, a long way from their original homeland.

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