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2 July 1863, the
“Caingorn” arrived in Brisbane. Amongst the emigrants were Dougald and
Margaret CURRIE and their children, Mary, Thomas, John and
Margaret. Robert Bower BAINBRIDGE also emigrated on this ship. All
were natives of Scotland.
By 1870, Dougald and his family were settled in
Pullen Vale on portion 225 when they felled timber to build their home. He
farmed the land and lived there until his death in 1882.
Mary, selected the 59 acres adjoining portion 225. She married Robert Bower
Bainbridge in 1871. Although Robert often worked away from home for a number of
years, this was always their permanent home. Here their eleven children were
born and nine of those children are buried in Moggill Cemetery as are their
parents and their maternal grandparents.
Elizabeth m Harry RANDALL (later Mayor of Wynnum)
John m Annie Ethel KIMBER
Mary Macpherson m George STAFFORD
Robert James m Margaret CURRIE
Thomas William m Alice BINDLEY
Isabella Brown m Joseph Thomas ANSTEAD
The three girls who married moved away with their husbands, whilst the
remainder made Pullen Vale their permanent home.
Thomas Currie married
Margaret Templeton and made their home in the Ipswich area. It is believed they
had eight children including twins. One of the twins, Lydia was around 11 when
killed by a falling tree. She is buried in Moggill Cemetery as is her father
John Currie married Sara (Sarah) TOLMAN in 1881 at
his parents residence in Pullen Vale.
They had eleven children:
Mary m Henry Edward BIRD
Margaret m Robert James BAINBRIDGE
Floretha m John JOHNSON
Sarah Ileen m Fredic James GILLINGWATER
Violet m William ANSTEAD
Vivian James m Ida Sarah ELSE