Mudgeeraba Elsie Laver Park name index


© Copyright 1996-2019 Kerry Raymond and David Horton
Alphabetical index of given names, surnames and placenames
ABD DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABD DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABD DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABERCROMBIE DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABORIGINES DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABOUT DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABOUT DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABRAHAM DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABRAHAM DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABRAHAM DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABRAHAMS DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ABRAHEIM DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ACCLAIMED DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ACCORDIAN DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ACHIEVEMENT DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ACKNOWLEDGING DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ACTS DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ADA DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ADAMS DH-0053

Leslie ADAMS; 06-3-1919 - 12-9-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ADDIE DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ADELE DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ADJACENT DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ADJUSTING DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AGNES DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AGNUS DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALBERT DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALBERT DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALBERT DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALBERT DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALBERT DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALEPPO DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALEPPO DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALEXANDER DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALEXANDER DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALEXANDER DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALEXANDER DH-0033

Alexander James LAVER, son of William Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALF DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALF DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALFRED DH-0031

Alfred George PRIDDY (PRIDDEY)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALICE DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALICE DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALL DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ALLEN DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AMELIA DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANDERSON DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANDERSON DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANDREW DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANDREWS DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANDREWS DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANDREWS DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANDREWS DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANDREWS DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANDREWS DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANDREWS DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANNE DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANNIE DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANNIE DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANNIE DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANNIE DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANNUAL DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ANNUAL DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

APRIL DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ARE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ARE DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AREA DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AREA DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AREA DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AROUND DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AROUND DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AROUND DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ARTHUR DH-0025

Arthur Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ARTHUR DH-0027

Arthur RATHBONE (KIA 14-10-1917)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ARTHUR DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ASH DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ASSISTED DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ATHERTON DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ATTO DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AUGUST DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AUSTINVILLE DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AUSTRALIANS DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

AVAILABLE DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BACK DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BACK DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BAND DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BANJO DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BARTON DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BARTON DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BEATTIE DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BECAME DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BELL DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BEN DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BERIGAN DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BERIGAN DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BERNARD DH-0014

Robert Bernard HEALEY; KIA 3-5-1917 aged 24
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BERTHA DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BERTHA DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BESIDE DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BEST DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BEVERLY DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BIGG DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BILL DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BILL DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BILL DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BILL DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BILL DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BLACK DH-0050

Robert J BLACK; 8-4-1918 - 12-9-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BOARD DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BOARD DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BOARDING DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BOB DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BONES DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BONOGIN DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BOTH DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BRAID DH-0036

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BRAID DH-0037

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BRASS DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BRIMELOW DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BRODY DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BROWN DH-0020

F.H. DRURY
D.A. BROWN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BROWNE DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BUILT DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BUILT DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BUILT DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BUILT DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BULLOCK DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BULLOCK DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BULLOCKY DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BUNNY DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BURNS DH-0049

Noel BURNS; 6-6-1919 - 17-8-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BUT DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

BUTCHER DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CAGNACCI DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CALLAGHAN DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CAMPBELL DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CARETAKER DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CARL DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CARTS DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CAUSED DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CEC DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CECIL DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CELEBRATE DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CELEBRATES DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CENTENARY DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CHAIRMAN DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CHARLES DH-0038

Charles Oliver GIDDINGS; 25-2-2000, aged 77
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CHARLES DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CHARLIE DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CHARLOTTE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CHOOKS DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CHURCH DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CHURCH DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CIRCE DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CITIZENS DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CITIZENS DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CITY DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CLARRIE DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CLIFFORD DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CLORINE DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COAST DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COAST DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CO-EXISTENCE DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COLIN DH-0048

Colin EDMONDS; 30-12-1913 - 27-4-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COLIN DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COLLECTION DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COMMITTEE DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COMMITTEES DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COMMUNITY DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COMMUNITY DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COMMUNITY DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COMMUNITY DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CON DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CONFLICT DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CONTRACTOR DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CONTRACTORS DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CORMACK DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COST DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COUNCIL DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COUNCIL DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COUNCIL DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COUNTRY DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COWHAM DH-0045

Hugh COWHAM; 1926 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

COWSM DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CRAIG DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CREAM DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CREDITED DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CREEK DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CROW DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CUDDIHY DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CULTURE DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CURTIS DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

CUTTING DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAIRY DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAIRYMAN DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAISY DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DANCE DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DANCES DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DANIEL DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DANIEL DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAVE DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAVENPORT DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAVENPORT DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAVENPORT DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAVID DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAVIDSON DH-0043

Walter James DAVIDSON, d: 8-8-2003, aged 84
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAY DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAY DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DAY DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DEFENCE DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DESCENDAMT DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DESCENDAMT DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DESIGNED DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DESTROYED DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DIG DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DISPLAY DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DISTRICT DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DISTRICT DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DISTRICT DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DIVISIONAL DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DIVISIONAL DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DOGS DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DONALD DH-0046

Donald KEITH; 1935 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DONATED DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DONATED DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DONOHUE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DORIS DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DOROTHY DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DOUGLAS DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DOW DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DOW DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DOWN DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DRIVE DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DRIVER DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DROVER DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DRURY DH-0020

F.H. DRURY
D.A. BROWN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DUCKETT DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DUCKETT DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DUNCAN DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DUNCANM DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DUNNIESM DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

DWELLING DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EARLIEST DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EARLY DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EARLY DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EARLY DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EARLY DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EARLY DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EARLY DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EARLY DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EDA DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EDMONDS DH-0048

Colin EDMONDS; 30-12-1913 - 27-4-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EDU DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EDWARD DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EDWARD DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EDWARD DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EDWIN DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EILEEN DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELDEST DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELIZABETH DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELIZABETH DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELLEN DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELMO DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0008

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0009

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0010

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0011

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0012

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0014

Robert Bernard HEALEY; KIA 3-5-1917 aged 24
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0020

F.H. DRURY
D.A. BROWN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0025

Arthur Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0027

Arthur RATHBONE (KIA 14-10-1917)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0031

Alfred George PRIDDY (PRIDDEY)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0033

Alexander James LAVER, son of William Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0034

Ernest Keslart NEUMANN, enlisted 8-2-1918, aged 18
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0035

Ken GURNETT; 12-2-2001, aged 50
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0036

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0037

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0038

Charles Oliver GIDDINGS; 25-2-2000, aged 77
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0039

Steven GRAY, 19-10-1998, aged 37
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0040

Robert McMASTER, 2-7-2003, aged 82
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0041

Francis HENLEY, d: 9-8-2003, aged 78
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0042

James YOUNG; 1922 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0043

Walter James DAVIDSON, d: 8-8-2003, aged 84
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0044

Walter TESTER; 1918 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0045

Hugh COWHAM; 1926 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0046

Donald KEITH; 1935 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0047

Lawrence KNOCKER; 22-10-1922 - 2-3-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0048

Colin EDMONDS; 30-12-1913 - 27-4-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0049

Noel BURNS; 6-6-1919 - 17-8-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0050

Robert J BLACK; 8-4-1918 - 12-9-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0051

George H SLEEP; 3-6-1930 - 8-4-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0052

Maxwell B STOKOE; 27-8-1937 - 15-8-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0053

Leslie ADAMS; 06-3-1919 - 12-9-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0054

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0066

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0080

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0081

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0082

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ELSIE DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EMERSON DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EMMA DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ENCOMPASSED DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ENLISTED DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ENLISTED DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ENLISTED DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ENLISTED DH-0034

Ernest Keslart NEUMANN, enlisted 8-2-1918, aged 18
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ENROLLED DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ERA DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ERA DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ERNEST DH-0034

Ernest Keslart NEUMANN, enlisted 8-2-1918, aged 18
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ERNEST DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ESTABLISHED DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ESTABLISHED DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ETHEL DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EUNICEM DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EUROPEAN DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EUSTANCE DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EVENTS DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EVENTUALLY DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EVERY DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EXPLORERS DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

EXTENSIVELY DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FAMOUS DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FARM DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FARMER DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FARMERS DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FECHNER DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FEDERATION DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FERGUSON DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIFTY-FIVE DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIGHTING DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRE DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FIRST DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FITZGERALD DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FLOOR DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FLORA DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FLORENCE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FONDLY DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FOREIGN DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FRANCIS DH-0041

Francis HENLEY, d: 9-8-2003, aged 78
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FRANCIS DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FRANCIS DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FRANK DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FRANKLIN DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FRANKLIN DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FRANKLIN DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FRED DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FRED DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FREDERICH DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FREDERICK DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FREDERICK DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FRESCOTT DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FROM DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FROM DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FROM DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FROM DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FROM DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FROM DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FROM DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FULTON DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

FUND DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GALLIPOLI DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GALLIPOLI DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GARAGE DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GARBAGE DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GENERAL DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GENERATION DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GEOFF DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GEORGE DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GEORGE DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GEORGE DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GEORGE DH-0031

Alfred George PRIDDY (PRIDDEY)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GEORGE DH-0051

George H SLEEP; 3-6-1930 - 8-4-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GEORGE DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GEORGE DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GEORGE DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GETTER DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GETTERS DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GIDDINGS DH-0038

Charles Oliver GIDDINGS; 25-2-2000, aged 77
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GIRLS DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GIVING DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GLORIA DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GOLD DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GOODSALL DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GOODWIN DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GORDON DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GOYTELEA DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GRACE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GRACE DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GRANTED DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GRAY DH-0039

Steven GRAY, 19-10-1998, aged 37
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GREAVES DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GREEN DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GREG DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GRIFFIN DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GRIFFIN DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GROUPS DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GUMLEAF DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

GURNETT DH-0035

Ken GURNETT; 12-2-2001, aged 50
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HABITABLE DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HAD DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HALL DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HALL DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HALL DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HALL DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HAMPSHIRE DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HANDED DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HANDS DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HARDY DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HARDY DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HARDY DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HAROLD DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HARRY DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HEADMASTERS DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HEADS DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HEALEY DH-0014

Robert Bernard HEALEY; KIA 3-5-1917 aged 24
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HELEN DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HELENA DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HELENA DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HELPING DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HENLEY DH-0041

Francis HENLEY, d: 9-8-2003, aged 78
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HENMAN DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HENRY DH-0025

Arthur Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HENRY DH-0033

Alexander James LAVER, son of William Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HEPWORTH DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HERBERT DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HERBERT DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HEWN DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HILDAS DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HINTERLAND DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HINZEM DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HISTORY DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HOLLIDAY DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HORACE DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HORSE DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HOTEL DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HOUSE DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HOUSE DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HOUSE DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HTM DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HTTP DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HUGH DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HUGH DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

HUGH DH-0045

Hugh COWHAM; 1926 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

IDA DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

INAUGRAL DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

INHABITANTS DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

INVOLVEMENT DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ISAAC DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ISAAC DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ISSUES DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ITS DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ITS DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JACK DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JACK DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JACK DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JACK DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JACK DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JACK DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JACK DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JACK DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JACOBS DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JAMES DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JAMES DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JAMES DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JAMES DH-0033

Alexander James LAVER, son of William Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JAMES DH-0042

James YOUNG; 1922 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JAMES DH-0043

Walter James DAVIDSON, d: 8-8-2003, aged 84
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JAMES DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JAMES DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JAMES DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JANE DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JANE DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JANE DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JARVIS DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JAS DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JEAN DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JERRY DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JESSIE DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JESSIE DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JIM DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JIM DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JIM DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOB DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOHANN DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOHANNE DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOHN DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOHN DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOHN DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOHN DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOHN DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOHN DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOHN DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOHN DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JORY DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JOSEPH DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JUSTICE DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JUSTICE DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

JUSTICE DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KATE DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KATE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KATHLEEN DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KEITH DH-0046

Donald KEITH; 1935 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KEN DH-0035

Ken GURNETT; 12-2-2001, aged 50
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KEROSENE DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KESLART DH-0034

Ernest Keslart NEUMANN, enlisted 8-2-1918, aged 18
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KIA DH-0014

Robert Bernard HEALEY; KIA 3-5-1917 aged 24
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KIA DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KIA DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KIA DH-0027

Arthur RATHBONE (KIA 14-10-1917)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KIA DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KIA DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KNACK DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KNACK DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KNACK DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KNOCKER DH-0047

Lawrence KNOCKER; 22-10-1922 - 2-3-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KNOWN DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KNOWN DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KOMBUMERRI DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KURTH DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KURZ DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

KURZ DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAMPSM DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAND DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAND DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAND DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAND DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAND DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAQUE DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LARGEST DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LATE DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0008

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0009

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0010

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0011

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0012

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0014

Robert Bernard HEALEY; KIA 3-5-1917 aged 24
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0020

F.H. DRURY
D.A. BROWN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0025

Arthur Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0027

Arthur RATHBONE (KIA 14-10-1917)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0031

Alfred George PRIDDY (PRIDDEY)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0033

Alexander James LAVER, son of William Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0034

Ernest Keslart NEUMANN, enlisted 8-2-1918, aged 18
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0035

Ken GURNETT; 12-2-2001, aged 50
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0036

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0037

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0038

Charles Oliver GIDDINGS; 25-2-2000, aged 77
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0039

Steven GRAY, 19-10-1998, aged 37
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0040

Robert McMASTER, 2-7-2003, aged 82
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0041

Francis HENLEY, d: 9-8-2003, aged 78
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0042

James YOUNG; 1922 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0043

Walter James DAVIDSON, d: 8-8-2003, aged 84
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0044

Walter TESTER; 1918 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0045

Hugh COWHAM; 1926 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0046

Donald KEITH; 1935 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0047

Lawrence KNOCKER; 22-10-1922 - 2-3-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0048

Colin EDMONDS; 30-12-1913 - 27-4-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0049

Noel BURNS; 6-6-1919 - 17-8-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0050

Robert J BLACK; 8-4-1918 - 12-9-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0051

George H SLEEP; 3-6-1930 - 8-4-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0052

Maxwell B STOKOE; 27-8-1937 - 15-8-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0053

Leslie ADAMS; 06-3-1919 - 12-9-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0054

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0066

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0080

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0081

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0082

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAVER DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAWRENCE DH-0047

Lawrence KNOCKER; 22-10-1922 - 2-3-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAWTON DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LAWTON DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LEASE DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LEASE DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LED DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LEE DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LEE DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LEFIO DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LEGISLATIVE DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LEO DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LES DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LES DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LESLIE DH-0053

Leslie ADAMS; 06-3-1919 - 12-9-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LEU DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LILIE DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LILLY DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LINDA DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LINDSAY DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LINE DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LOCALLY DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LONE DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LONE DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LOOKING DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LOWER DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LOWER DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LYNDON DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

LYNDON DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MABEL DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MAIL DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MAL DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MAL DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MANY DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARGARET DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARGARET DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARGARET DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARGARET DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARGARET DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARIA DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARIE DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARION DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARTHA DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARTHA DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARY DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARY DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARY DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARY DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARY DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MARY DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MATILDA DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MAXWELL DH-0052

Maxwell B STOKOE; 27-8-1937 - 15-8-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MAY DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MCGUINESS DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MCINTIRE DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MCMASTER DH-0040

Robert McMASTER, 2-7-2003, aged 82
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MCMASTER DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MCNAMARA DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEAL DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MECHANIC DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEIN DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMBER DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMBER DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMBER DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMBER DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMBERS DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0008

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0009

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0010

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0011

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0012

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0014

Robert Bernard HEALEY; KIA 3-5-1917 aged 24
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0020

F.H. DRURY
D.A. BROWN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0025

Arthur Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0027

Arthur RATHBONE (KIA 14-10-1917)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0031

Alfred George PRIDDY (PRIDDEY)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0033

Alexander James LAVER, son of William Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0034

Ernest Keslart NEUMANN, enlisted 8-2-1918, aged 18
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0035

Ken GURNETT; 12-2-2001, aged 50
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0036

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0037

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0038

Charles Oliver GIDDINGS; 25-2-2000, aged 77
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0039

Steven GRAY, 19-10-1998, aged 37
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0040

Robert McMASTER, 2-7-2003, aged 82
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0041

Francis HENLEY, d: 9-8-2003, aged 78
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0042

James YOUNG; 1922 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0043

Walter James DAVIDSON, d: 8-8-2003, aged 84
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0044

Walter TESTER; 1918 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0045

Hugh COWHAM; 1926 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0046

Donald KEITH; 1935 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0047

Lawrence KNOCKER; 22-10-1922 - 2-3-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0048

Colin EDMONDS; 30-12-1913 - 27-4-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0049

Noel BURNS; 6-6-1919 - 17-8-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0050

Robert J BLACK; 8-4-1918 - 12-9-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0051

George H SLEEP; 3-6-1930 - 8-4-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0052

Maxwell B STOKOE; 27-8-1937 - 15-8-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0053

Leslie ADAMS; 06-3-1919 - 12-9-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0054

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0066

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0080

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0081

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0082

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MEMORIAL DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MILLEN DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MILLIE DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MINISTER DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MISSING DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MISTRESS DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MISTRUST DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MOFFAT DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MONTY DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MOORMAN DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MORNING DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MOTOR DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MRS DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MRS DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MTH DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0008

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0009

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0010

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0011

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0012

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0014

Robert Bernard HEALEY; KIA 3-5-1917 aged 24
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0020

F.H. DRURY
D.A. BROWN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0025

Arthur Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0027

Arthur RATHBONE (KIA 14-10-1917)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0031

Alfred George PRIDDY (PRIDDEY)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0033

Alexander James LAVER, son of William Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0034

Ernest Keslart NEUMANN, enlisted 8-2-1918, aged 18
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0035

Ken GURNETT; 12-2-2001, aged 50
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0036

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0037

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0038

Charles Oliver GIDDINGS; 25-2-2000, aged 77
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0039

Steven GRAY, 19-10-1998, aged 37
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0040

Robert McMASTER, 2-7-2003, aged 82
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0041

Francis HENLEY, d: 9-8-2003, aged 78
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0042

James YOUNG; 1922 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0043

Walter James DAVIDSON, d: 8-8-2003, aged 84
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0044

Walter TESTER; 1918 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0045

Hugh COWHAM; 1926 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0046

Donald KEITH; 1935 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0047

Lawrence KNOCKER; 22-10-1922 - 2-3-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0048

Colin EDMONDS; 30-12-1913 - 27-4-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0049

Noel BURNS; 6-6-1919 - 17-8-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0050

Robert J BLACK; 8-4-1918 - 12-9-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0051

George H SLEEP; 3-6-1930 - 8-4-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0052

Maxwell B STOKOE; 27-8-1937 - 15-8-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0053

Leslie ADAMS; 06-3-1919 - 12-9-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0054

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0066

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0080

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0081

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0082

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERABA DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUDGEERAGA DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MURRY DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUSIC DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MUSICIANS DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

MYERS DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NAME DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NELLIE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NERANG DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NERANG DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NERANG DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NERANWOOD DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NERANWOOD DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NEUMANN DH-0034

Ernest Keslart NEUMANN, enlisted 8-2-1918, aged 18
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NEW DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NEW DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NEXT DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NOEL DH-0049

Noel BURNS; 6-6-1919 - 17-8-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NON-DENOMINATIONAL DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NORM DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NORMAN DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NOW DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

NUGGET DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

O'BRIEN DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OCCUPANTS DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OFFICE DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OFFICIAL DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OLD DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OLD DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OLD DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OLDEST DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OLIVE DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OLIVER DH-0038

Charles Oliver GIDDINGS; 25-2-2000, aged 77
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ONE DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ONLY DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OPENED DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OPENED DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OPENING DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OPP DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ORIGINAL DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ORIGINAL DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ORIGINAL DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ORIGINAL DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ORIGINALLY DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OSCAR DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OSCAR DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OTHER DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

O'TOOLE DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OTTO DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OUTSIDE DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OVER DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OVER DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

OWN DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PANITZ DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PANITZ DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0008

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0009

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0010

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0011

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0012

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0014

Robert Bernard HEALEY; KIA 3-5-1917 aged 24
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0020

F.H. DRURY
D.A. BROWN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0025

Arthur Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0027

Arthur RATHBONE (KIA 14-10-1917)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0031

Alfred George PRIDDY (PRIDDEY)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0033

Alexander James LAVER, son of William Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0034

Ernest Keslart NEUMANN, enlisted 8-2-1918, aged 18
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0035

Ken GURNETT; 12-2-2001, aged 50
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0036

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0037

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0038

Charles Oliver GIDDINGS; 25-2-2000, aged 77
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0039

Steven GRAY, 19-10-1998, aged 37
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0040

Robert McMASTER, 2-7-2003, aged 82
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0041

Francis HENLEY, d: 9-8-2003, aged 78
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0042

James YOUNG; 1922 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0043

Walter James DAVIDSON, d: 8-8-2003, aged 84
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0044

Walter TESTER; 1918 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0045

Hugh COWHAM; 1926 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0046

Donald KEITH; 1935 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0047

Lawrence KNOCKER; 22-10-1922 - 2-3-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0048

Colin EDMONDS; 30-12-1913 - 27-4-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0049

Noel BURNS; 6-6-1919 - 17-8-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0050

Robert J BLACK; 8-4-1918 - 12-9-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0051

George H SLEEP; 3-6-1930 - 8-4-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0052

Maxwell B STOKOE; 27-8-1937 - 15-8-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0053

Leslie ADAMS; 06-3-1919 - 12-9-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0054

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0066

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0080

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0081

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0082

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PARK DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PAT DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PATRICK DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PATRIOTIC DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PAULINE DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PAULINE DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PAULINE DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PAYS DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PEACE DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PEACE DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PEACE DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PERCY DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PERSON DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PETER DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PETER DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PFRUNDER DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIANO DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIERCE DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIERCE DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIGS DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PINE DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PINE DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0054

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0066

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0080

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0081

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0082

Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0083

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PIONEERS DH-0084

Aleppo pine
descendamt of the original Lone Pine of Gallipoli.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PLAQUE DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PLAQUE DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

POPULATION DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

POST DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

POSTMISTRESS DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PRESENT DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PRESIDENT DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PRIDDEY DH-0031

Alfred George PRIDDY (PRIDDEY)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PRIDDY DH-0031

Alfred George PRIDDY (PRIDDEY)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PRIZE DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PRODUCE DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PROUDLY DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PROVIDED DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PROVISIONAK DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PROVISIONAL DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PROVISIONAL DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PROVISIONAL DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PURCELL DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PURCHASED DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

PURCHASED DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

QLD DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

QUICK DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RAILWAY DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RAILWAY DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RAILWAY DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RANDOLPH DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RANKIN DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RATHBONE DH-0027

Arthur RATHBONE (KIA 14-10-1917)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RAYMOND DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RAYNER DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

READ DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

REMEMBER DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

REPRESENT DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

REPRESENT DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

REPRESENTED DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

REUBEN DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

REV DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RICHARD DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RICHARD DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RIPPER DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROAD DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROAD DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROADS DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROBB DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROBERT DH-0014

Robert Bernard HEALEY; KIA 3-5-1917 aged 24
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROBERT DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROBERT DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROBERT DH-0040

Robert McMASTER, 2-7-2003, aged 82
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROBERT DH-0050

Robert J BLACK; 8-4-1918 - 12-9-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROBINSON DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RODGER DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROLAND DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROLL DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROSE DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROSIN DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROSIN DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

ROY DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RUDD DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RUDD DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RUDY DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RUN DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RUSSELL DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

RUTH DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SAM DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SAM DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SATURDAY DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHMIDT DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHMIDT DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHMISH DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHNEID DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHNEID DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOL DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOL DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOL DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOL DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOL DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOL DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOL DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOL DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOL DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOLD DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SCHOOLS DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SEALED DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SECRETARY DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SEHMISCH DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SEHMISH DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SEHMISH DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SELECTED DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SELECTION DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SELECTOR DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SELECTORS DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SERVED DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SERVED DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SERVED DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SERVED DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SERVICE DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SETTLED DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SETTLED DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SETTLED DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SETTLERS DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SETTLERS DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SHIRE DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SHIRREL DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SHOW DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SHOW DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SHOWGROUNDS DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SIMPSON DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SLEEP DH-0051

George H SLEEP; 3-6-1930 - 8-4-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SMITH DH-0036

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SMITH DH-0037

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SMITH DH-0069

Mudgeeraba Presbyterian Church (Uniting Church - Springbrook Road)
Built 1890 - cost \24369/14/-
Contractors Hepworth and Moorman
first minister - Rev W.A.Smith
First married - Mr/Mrs S ANDREWS
this church also served as schoold from 1892 to 1914
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SOCIETY DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SOIL DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SOME DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SOUTH DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SOUTHPORT DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SPANNED DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SPECIAL DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SPILLANE DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SPORT DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SPORTR DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SPRINGBROOK DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SPRINGBROOK DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STAGES DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STARKEY DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STARKEY DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

START DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STARTING DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STATE DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STATE DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STATION DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STATION DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STEMME DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STEPHEN DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STEVEN DH-0039

Steven GRAY, 19-10-1998, aged 37
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STHILDAS DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STOKOE DH-0052

Maxwell B STOKOE; 27-8-1937 - 15-8-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STORE DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STORE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STOREKEEPER DH-0076

Isaac Rankin ANDREWS; 1850 - 1936
early storekeeper and butcher. Justice of the peace, Donated land for the first Mudgeeraba state school and Mudgeeraba memorial hall.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

STREET DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SUNDAY DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SURGEON DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SWAGGIES DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

SWAN DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TALLAI DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TANK DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TAXI DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TEAMS DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TEAMSTERS DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TEN DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TERENCE DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TERRACE DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TESTER DH-0044

Walter TESTER; 1918 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THELMA DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THEM DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THEN DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THERESA DH-0056

Mudgeeraba Post Office
first postmistress Margaret FERGUSON 1895
Post Office in the hands of the CUDDIHY family from 1928 - 1983. Jack and Agnus CUDDIHY - children Jim, Kathleen, Gloria, May, Theresa. (Jim's involvement spanned fifty-five years)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THESE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THIRTY DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THIRTY-THREE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THOMAS DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THOMAS DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THOMAS DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THOSE DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THROUGH DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

THROUGH DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TIMBER DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TIMBER DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TIMBER DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TINY DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TOBIN DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TOBIN DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TOMMY DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TOOK DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TOWN DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TRACK DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TRAPP DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TRAPP DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TRIBUTE DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TRUSTEES DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

TWEED DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

UNEASY DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

UNVEILED DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

UNVEILED DH-0073

Mudgeeraba show society. The first show in the area was at Nerang in 1885. The first Mudgeeraba show was in about 1926 and was a produce display and sportr day. In 2008 the society stages its 80th annual show. To celebrate this achievement and to represent all society members, this laque was unveiled by 2008 president Helen Ripper.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

UPPER DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

UPPER DH-0067

Land around Mudgeeraba first became available for selection in April 1869
David PFRUNDER was the first person to be granted an official lease in 1870
Albert and August ABRAHEIM (ABRAHAM) settled in Upper Mudgeeraba and Tallai in early 1870s
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

UPPER DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

UPPER DH-0074

James Griffin ANDERSON; 1842 - 1923
Early selector Upper Mudgeeraba . Justice of the Peace. The first secretary of the Mudgeeraba (Upper) provisionak school committee and committee member for over thirty years
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

VEIVERS DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

VERSION DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

VETERINARY DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

VILLAGE DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

VINCE DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

VIOLENCE DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

VIOLIN DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WALTER DH-0043

Walter James DAVIDSON, d: 8-8-2003, aged 84
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WALTER DH-0044

Walter TESTER; 1918 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WALTER DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0008

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0009

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0010

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0011

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0012

War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0014

Robert Bernard HEALEY; KIA 3-5-1917 aged 24
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0015

Harold George Read SWAN (enlisted 15-2-1916 aged 39)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0016

J.B. (Jack "the dig") HARDY; enlisted 20-0101915 aged 21, son of Pauline and James
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0018

John Rodger MOFFAT; son of Allen and Margaret
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0019

Hugh ABERCROMBIE
R DAY
Les LAVER
Bunny O'TOOLE
Sam ABRAHAM
Roland JORY
Jack LAWTON
Bill ROSIN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0020

F.H. DRURY
D.A. BROWN
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0024

John Randolph DAVENPORT (son of Richard and Mary)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0025

Arthur Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0026

Frederick Alexander ANDERSON (KIA 19-05-1915, born 9-2-1879, son of James Griffin ANDERSON)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0027

Arthur RATHBONE (KIA 14-10-1917)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0028

Daniel BARTON b: 1898, KIA 31-8-1918
John (jack) BARTON b: 1898 , missing 31-8-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0030

George Edward MILLEN, KIA 5-8-1916
Robert John MILLEN, KIA 2-7-1918
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0031

Alfred George PRIDDY (PRIDDEY)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0033

Alexander James LAVER, son of William Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0034

Ernest Keslart NEUMANN, enlisted 8-2-1918, aged 18
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0035

Ken GURNETT; 12-2-2001, aged 50
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0036

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0037

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0038

Charles Oliver GIDDINGS; 25-2-2000, aged 77
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0039

Steven GRAY, 19-10-1998, aged 37
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0040

Robert McMASTER, 2-7-2003, aged 82
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0041

Francis HENLEY, d: 9-8-2003, aged 78
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0042

James YOUNG; 1922 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0043

Walter James DAVIDSON, d: 8-8-2003, aged 84
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0044

Walter TESTER; 1918 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0045

Hugh COWHAM; 1926 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0046

Donald KEITH; 1935 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0047

Lawrence KNOCKER; 22-10-1922 - 2-3-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0048

Colin EDMONDS; 30-12-1913 - 27-4-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0049

Noel BURNS; 6-6-1919 - 17-8-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0050

Robert J BLACK; 8-4-1918 - 12-9-2005
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0051

George H SLEEP; 3-6-1930 - 8-4-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0052

Maxwell B STOKOE; 27-8-1937 - 15-8-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WAR DH-0053

Leslie ADAMS; 06-3-1919 - 12-9-2007
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WATER DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WERE DH-0065

Mudgeeraba community celebrates the centenary of federation 1901 - 2001.
special events for Mudgeeraba around 1901 were
- the opening of the railway through to Tweed Heads in 1903
- Jas Herbert opened the first store in 1902
- mail contractor to Mudgeeraba in 1901 was Charles Jarvis
- Population of Mudgeeraba was about 120 (population in 2001 is 9798).
- Thirty-three new children were enrolled at Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school in 1901 to represent are these ten - Grace Andrews, Flora Bell, Florence Brimelow, Charlotte Cagnacci, Nellie Callaghan, Eileen Donohue, Agnes Fitzgerald, Kate McGuiness, Mary O'Brien and Bertha Schmidt
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WERE DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WEST DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WHICH DH-0063

Aborigines of the district - The Kombumerri.
(This plaque pays tribute to the Kombumerri, acknowledging them as the original pioneers - the first explorers and inhabitants of this land).
The Kombumerri assisted European settlers but acts of violence caused mistrust which eventually led to both groups adjusting to an uneasy co-existence.
Aborigines from this district served their country in conflict on foreign soil, fighting beside other Australians in the defence of their land.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WHITE DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WHITE DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILHELM DH-0077

Johann Wilhelm SCHMISH (SEHMISH); 1840 - 1916
Johanne Marie SCHMISh (SEHMISH); 1855 - 1900
Lutheran missionaries, pioneers and selectors of land Mudgeeraba selection (Bonogin)
Parents of Pauline Ida Lilie Alice Oscar Arthur Linda Wilhelm Annie
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILKIE DH-0032

Tommy PURCELL (Tommy Lee) B; Atherton, DOW 19-09-1918
Andrew WILKIE
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILKINSON DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0017

Albert (Addie) MYERS
William Robert LEFIO, d 26-05-1915
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0022

Roy Albert FRANKLIN; 18yr10mth, son of William Albert and Annie M
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0023

Hugh FULTON
Alexander Douglas FULTON
John FULTON
William C FULTON (KIA 7/11/1914)
George FULTON
Thomas FULTON (DOW 22/5/1915)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0029

William Edward BARTON, son of John and Elizabeth, brother of Daniel and Jack) enlisted 6-12-1915 aged 22
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0033

Alexander James LAVER, son of William Henry LAVER
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0036

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0037

William Braid SMITH, 15-10-2000, aged 91
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0057

Francis McINTIRE
one of the earliest selectors in Mudgeeraba. Inaugral member of the Nerang Divisional Board. Justice of the Peace.
Sons James, William, John and Terence.
Dairy farmers, timber getters and teamsters
Eldest daughter Maria married Pierce Berigan
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0058

George and Amelia STARKEY and their sons Edward Robinson and Frederick William selected in Mudgeeraga in 1882.
Frederick, a timber getter, married Martha Laver - children (married Mary Davenport), William George (married Millie CRAIG), Annie, Jessie and Ethel.
Walter, a bullocky, had the general store.
William built Hampshire Terrace House
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0059

Mudgeeraba and Springbrook memorial hall. Built from locally hewn timber in 1922. Designed by Percy Henman. Built by William Brody. First trustees: W.G. Rudd, J.L.Lyndon, I.R.Andrews, G.A.Greaves, W.H.Laver. First caretaker: W.Starkey. Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line. Tragically destroyed by fire 23-04-93. The new memorial hall proudly provided by the community abd opened 23-04-95. A memorial to those who served.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0061

Pierce Berigan took up land around Berigan's road area 1874 Veterinary surgeon farmer and dairyman.
Children Stephen, Patrick, Rose, Pierce, Ellen, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Kate, John, William, Dorothy.
(Stephen was the first name on the Mudgeeraba upper provisional school roll in 1977)
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0068

William Duckett WHITE 1807 - 1893
(his wife) Jane (Simpson) 1812 - 1887
their children Ernest, Helena and Albert
Early pioneers of this district.
lease for Murry Jerry run issues 1852 encompassed present day Mudgeeraba
member Queensland Legislative council
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0070

Early schools in this district abd their first headmasters
Mudgeeraba Upper provisional school 1887 George GOODWIN
Mudgeeraba Lower provisional school 1892 Clifford CURTIS
Bonogin Creek State School 1913 Horace LEE
Neranwood provisional school 1925 Edwin ROSIN
Austinville State School 1934 William GOODSALL
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0075

William LAVER; 1832 - 1892
(and his wife) Annie Elizabeth (ROBB)
Early settlers of Mudgeeraba area. drover and bullock driver
Established first hotel in Mudgeeraba.
Donated land for first church in area.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAM DH-0079

William and Margaret KURZ. William was the first motor mechanic in Mudgeeraba. (Garage in railway street opp village green), First Taxi service. William and Margaret are best known for starting the non-denominational sunday school. Children of the era remember fondly every saturday morning and the annual prize giving.
Their own children - Grace, Raymond, Eunicem Thelma.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILLIAMBENJAMIN DH-0013

Alexander Herbert (Tiny) FRANKLIN; 03/04/1916 - 21/08/1966
WilliamBenjamin Thomas (Bill) FRANKLIN; 08/06/1912 - 14/04/1984
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WILSON DH-0021

Isaac ANDREWS
James LYNDON
W.H. LAVER
J.WILSON
J McNAMARA
A TOBIN
J SPILLANE
(Mudgeeraba Patriotic Fund)
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WINTLE DH-0062

Citizens of old Mudgeeraba - Plaque A
Jim/Pauline, Cec/Alice, Leo HARDY,
Pat/Harry,Bill/Margaret KURZ
Ben/Beattie, Sam/Doris FRANKLIN
Fred/Lilly KNACK
Joseph/Matilda SCHNEID
Mal/Adele PANITZ
Nugget LEU
Olive, Monty, Rudy, Oscar, Jack, Cecil, Bill, Dave SEHMISCH
Bob McMASTER
Ben, Reuben, Norman, Greg RAYNER
Bill/Margaret LAVER
unveiled by Alf WINTLE (100 years old) in 2003
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WINTLE DH-0078

Music in old Mudgeeraba - school dances were the start. Mudgeeraba hall was famous for its crow's ash dance floor. The many musicians over the years represented by Jim Stemme (banjo accordian), Elmo Trapp, Duncan Lindsay (violin), Vince Abraham, Daisy Andrews, Gordon Jacobs, Ruth Schneid, Mrs Bigg (piano)m Mal and Peter Panitz (brass), Atto Abraham, Campbell Duncanm Clarrie Hinzem Alf Wintle, Jack Mein Con Frescott, Bill Fechner, Fred Knack (accordian)m Bill Quick (bones)m Norm Eustance (gumleaf).
2005 version - Hinterland community band
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WITH DH-0064

George TRAPP and James HARDY
credited with cutting the track down from Springbrook to Mudgeeraba circe 1906. Trapp settled at Neranwood. Hardy purchased Frederich's farm.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WOODLANDS DH-0071

The Rudd family
William and Jane Rudd settled "Woodlands" in 1892
Original school board member 1892
Son W.G.(Geoff) was chairman Nerang Shire Council divisional board 1928 to 1948. His wife was Ada Browne
Son of W.G. William married Clorine Lawton (early railway station mistress 1927) This William served extensively on hall, sport abd show committees
Next generation William, Beverly and Jack
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WORONGARY DH-0060

The Schmidt house. Worongary Road. Adjacent to showgrounds. Originally built for William Duckett White in the late 18890 era.
First occupants Carl SCHMIDT and family. Daughters Eda (Kurth), Emma (Tobin), Mary (Cormack), Bertha (Veivers).
This is the oldest habitable dwelling in Mudgeeraba. Purchased by the Gold Coast City Council and handed back to the community in 1998.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

WWW DH-0055

Richard Emerson DAVENPORT; 1855 - 1933
(wife) Mary Jane (HOLLIDAY) 1859 - 1939
(sister) Helena DAVENPORT 1856 - 1935
Helena and her mother Anne (WILKINSON) established a boarding school in Southport for girls from the west. This school Goytelea is now known as St Hildas
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

YARD DH-0072

Old Mudgeeraba . Kerosene lampsm outside dunniesm no garbage collection or sealed roads, only tank water, chooks in the back yard, house cowsm horse carts and dogs on cream collection days, Sehmish bullock teams helping Bill Andrews drive pigs from the station through the town, The swaggies looking for a meal and a job. Some citizens then - Frank and Jessie Knack, Les and Mabel LAVER and children Peter, Jean (Russell), Colin Shirrel, the Abrahams - Otto/Margaret, Charlie/Martha, Albert/Marion.
Pioneers Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba

YOUNG DH-0042

James YOUNG; 1922 - 2004
War Memorial, Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba



Elsie Laver Park, Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, Queensland


Address: Railway St, Mudgeeraba

The Cenotaph, Elsie Laver Park, Railway Street, Mudgeeraba includes a war memorial with individual plaques, and a number of historical plaques about individuals, families and battlegrounds. It also includes plaques of the histories of peioeers of the district which dates to the late 1800s.

More information about
Location for Anzac Day ceremonies.
Mudgeeraba RSL Sub Branch
Mudgeeraba Agricultural Show
The Rotary Club of District Mudgeeraba Inc
OUR MUDGEERABA ELECTORATE
Very GC - Mudgeeraba
Mudgeeraba Statistical Profile
GCCC - Mudgeeraba Cemetery
GOLD COAST FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC
Somerset College - Laver House History

Photographed: May 2008


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