Mudgeeraba Elsie Laver Park name index

Mudgeeraba Elsie Laver Park name index

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
DAYS 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
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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