1815 - 1894 (~ 79 years)
||Joseph Gridley |
|Earliest Eumundi Settlers|
In the year 1870 Mr. Joseph Gridley arrived in Eumundi, acquiring land adjoining the north east portion of the area (the present business section). Then Mr. T. J. Ball, coming in 1882, had to virtually brush his way through from Tewantin. His purpose was to produce cane sugar. He settled near the Main Camp (railway camp). Others who followed included E. H. Arundell, A. Trundle, H. Bennett, C Blomfield and W. Burrell. Cobb & Co.'s coach travelled from Yandina to Belli Park, where Eumundi residents collected their mail. The coach then continued to Gympie. Many of these settlers engaged in the timber industry. Mr. Andrew Luke, who selected land in. Eumundi, is living with his family. He is aged 90. At Main Camp a school and hotel were built. In 1895 Mr. George Etheridge arrived at the Main Camp. He intended to start a sugar mill, but sugar at that time was a failure. He brought machinery to Eumundi in 1900 and opened a sawmill. By this time Eumundi possessed a butcher's shop, a store and blacksmithing business. The timber industry had then become established. The first bank (ES. & A.) was opened in 1909; and the present school of arts was erected in 1912. In the latter year there were between ?0 and 70 bullock teams operating in the district.
Transcribed from Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1922 - 1954)Friday 11 May 1951
||21 Jul 1894
||of Maroochy, Qld
- Name of Deceased Proprietor - Joseph Gridley, late of Maroochy, farmer.
Date of Death - 21st July, 1894.
Names of Claimants - Josiah Young, of Brisbane, merchant, and Ellen Gridley, of Maroochy aforesaid, widow of deceased.
Description and Situation of Land - Portion 45, and subdivisions 2, 3, 4, and 6 of portion 70, and subdividion 1a of portion 34, county ot Canning, parish of Maroochy.
Estate Claimed to be Transmitted - Fee simple.
Particulars of Will or Otherwise - Will dated 26th November, 1887.
Date within which Caveat may be Lodged - 23rd February, 1897.
Transcribed from The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)Monday 18 January 1897
||Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
||25 Mar 2012 |
||Ellen Perry, b. Circa 1820, Cavendish, Suffolk , d. 26 Feb 1902, Brisbane, Queensland (Age ~ 82 years) |
||24 Jan 1856
||NSW onboard the 'James Fernie'
|Joseph Gridley 41yrs cannot read (all from Suffolk)|
Ellen Gridley 38yrs cannot read
Emma Gridley 14yrs Nursemaid
Caroline Gridley 11yrs can Read
Eliza Gridley 9yrs can read
George Gridley 6yrs
Hannah Gridley 1yr
|+||1. Emma Gridley, b. circa 1841, Clare, Suffolk , d. 14 Aug 1923, The Gap, Brisbane, Qld (Age ~ 82 years)|
| ||2. Caroline Gridley, b. circa 1844, Clare, Suffolk |
| ||3. Eliza Gridley, b. circa 1846, Clare, Suffolk |
| ||4. George Gridley, b. circa1849, Cavendish, Suffolk |
| ||5. Hannah Gridley, b. circa 1855, Suffolk , d. Jan 1945, Eumundi, Qld (Age ~ 90 years)|
| ||6. Mary Ann Gridley, b. 12 Dec 1858, Queensland |
| ||7. Walter Gridley, b. 25 Sep 1863, Queensland , d. 7 Nov 1942, Qld (Age 79 years)|
||25 Mar 2012 |