1851 - 1930 (79 years)
||John Simpson |
||-Owner Of Coochin Creek Hotel |
||10 May 1855
||To Qld 
|'John Davis' |
- William Simpson, 27yrs
Janet Simpson, 28yrs,
Helen Simpson, 8yrs
John Simpson, 4yrs,
William Simpson 1yr.
||21 Nov 1930
||Private Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland
- Late Mr. John Simpson.
In the death of Mr. John Simpson of Redbank and formerly of Coochin Creek (Beerwah) which occurred in a private hospital in Brisbane on November 21, another of that rapidly vanishing band of pioneers whose sterling integrity and hard work have raised the North Coast district to its present state of prosperity has been removed. Deceased was born in November 1848 of Scotch parentage and was brought up in the Ipswich and Goodna districts. He married Miss Blair, of Ipswich who predeceased him many years ago. In the 80's deceased proceeded to Mooloolah and the Beerwah districts where he engaged in the timber industry and also opened that well-known hostelry the Coochin Creek hotel famed for its hospitality in the early coaching days before the opening of the railway. Deceased also founded the Beerwah sawmill and the hotel at Beerwah, now carried on by his son was built by him. The Simpson family had many interesting experiences in the early days and during the 1890 flood, Mrs. Simpson and her young family were marooned on their property Bunyaris, at the head of the Stanley River being entirely dependant on aborigines for their means of sustenance, which consisted of Murray cod, speared by the blacks in the streams. The late Mr. Simpson is survived by a large family, the sons being Messrs. William (Coochin Creek) Robert (Woodford), and John (Peachester and Gympie), and the daughters. Mesdames Verrent, Smith, Cardill and Mawhinney. The funeral took place to the Ipswich Cemetery on Monday last.
Transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier' Monday, 1st December 1930
||Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
||10 Jun 2010 |
||William Simpson, b. 1828, Scotland , d. 14 Nov 1885, Redbank Inn, near Goodna, Queensland (Age 57 years) |
||Jannet Donald, b. 1827, Scotland , d. 01 Mar 1908, Queensland (Age 81 years) |
||1 Jun 1849
||Elizabeth Blair, d. 20 Mar 1912, Queensland |
||26 Aug 1870
| ||1. Annie Simpson, b. 07 Jun 1871, Queensland |
|+||2. William Simpson, b. 01 Sep 1872, Queensland |
| ||3. Janet Simpson, b. 05 Jul 1874, Queensland , d. 1962, Queensland (Age 87 years)|
| ||4. Robert Simpson, b. 11 Jul 1876, Queensland |
| ||5. Elizabeth Simpson, b. 01 Oct 1878, Queensland |
| ||6. John Simpson, b. 28 Sep 1880, Queensland |
| ||7. Catherine Simpson, b. 18 Apr 1883, Queensland |
| ||8. Ellen Anne Simpson, b. 23 Jul 1886, Queensland |
| ||9. Mary Ann Simpson, b. 29 Jan 1889, Queensland |
| ||10. Jane Simpson, b. 22 May 1892, Queensland |
| ||11. David Blair Simpson, b. 28 Apr 1894, Queensland |
||John Simpson and Family of Coochin Creek circa 1890|
||10 Jun 2010 |
|Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
||The First Maleny Pioneers|
A wonderful history told by Mr. William Simpson, about the first visitors, and the ones who stayed, all while being helped by the local Aborigines.
Transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier' Thursday, 25th April 1923
- [S11] Immigration Queensland Australia, Queensland State Archives, (www.archives.qld.gov.au).