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his wife Ann CUMBERLAND and their four children (William,
Elizabeth, Robert Cumberland and Ann) left England in 1849 for Australia aboard
the ship “Lima”.
Upon their arrival they settled in Wickham
Terrace. Twine Street recalls this early pioneer. Later, Job purchased a
property in Moggill. The property being the first recorded survey in
William (a surveyor) married Ann SHIELD. Elizabeth
married the Hon John PETTIGREW M.L.A. Robert Cumberland married
Sarah COLLINS. Descendants of Robert Cumberland and Sarah still
live on part of the original holding. Ann married Thomas
Job Twine, his son William and John Pettigrew were
instrumental in having Ipswich proclaimed a city on 3 March 1860.
died in 1877, Ann in 1879. Both are buried in Moggill Cemetery.
Cumberland Twine took over the farm upon his father’s death. Robert Cumberland
and Sarah had five children:
Albert Cumberland Charles Ernest Frank Florence
Albert carried on the farm when his father died. He ran a dairy,
small crops and was an apiarist. He had five children:
Herbert Frank Colin George Winifred
Albert died in 1968. The land went to his four sons and was
subsequently sold. Frank kept a portion and is still living there
Charles worked as a motorman for the Brisbane Tramways for many
years. He had one son, Cecil.
Ernest was a farmer and interested in
Jersey cattle. Later, he went to work in the tramways. He had four
Florence (DOYLE) lived in Brookfield and also had