Echoes of the Past - Stories

This is an index of Family Names and Stories from the book Echoes of the Past. If you have an interest in any name shown, forward a completed Research Application to the Group by email, or post or telephone.


  • Adams: Harry's Memories
  • Adams and Pickering: A Man of Vision
  • Adams and Sutton: Early Days at Coolabine Creek
  • Anderson and Lamb: Avocados were a Novelty
  • Andreassen: The Good Days are Now
  • Atkinson and Johnson: Early Settlers at Ringtail
  • Auld and Martin: A Great Australian Citizen


  • Ball and Kidd: Everybody was happy and enjoyed life
  • Ball and Neil: Memories of Elloollee
  • Bath: An Expert in Sawmill Management
  • Bell: The Business began with One Cream Truck
  • Bennett and Gilliland: A Community Spirited Family
  • Bichel and Kenzler: Freedom of a Country Lifestyle
  • Bickle and Martin: An Early Tourist Destination
  • Birch: A Road Construction Pioneer
  • Bowden and Buchanan: A Small Friendly Town
  • Barchill, Galloway and Lally: A Happy Life at Cootharaba
  • Burgher: A Man of Honour and Total Integrity


  • Carter: Carters Ridge
  • Chapman and Toomey: Early Settlers at Traveston
  • Christensen: A Danish Heritage
  • Colebrook: A Quiet Achiever
  • Coles: A Changing Station For Cobb & Co.
  • Covey: The Coveys Of Tinbeerwah
  • Cramb: The Postman’s Whistle

D - F

  • Duke and Godber: Eagle Farm
  • Dwyer: Friendly Country People
  • Edwards: A Close Knit Community at Musa Vale
  • Elmer and Hollett: Houses on Stilts
  • Fraser: Memories of Growing Up at Cooroy
  • Fraser: A Good Life at Happy Jack Creek

G - H

  • Gilliland: A Sawmill At Eumundi
  • Greensill: What Lovely Views
  • Hassall and Sutton: Coach Services provided a Lifeline
  • Hawken: Prize Bananas from Black Mountain
  • Hunter: A Scottish Heritage

J - L

  • Jaggers: Jagger’s Tinbeerwah Cream Run
  • Johnson: Live Life to the Fullest
  • Keeys: Friendships were made for Life
  • Kenzler: A Passion for Classic Cars
  • King and Wood: Memories of Pomona
  • Lane: Life on the Farm at Middle Creek
  • Lewis: How Times Have Changed

M - O

  • Macdonald: An Exceptional Horseman
  • McKane: Pay was Five Shillings per Week
  • Marsh: The Railway Station was the Focal Point
  • Mienert: Early Memories of Eerwah Vale
  • Outridge: A Pillar of the Community


  • Parry: Parry’s Corner
  • Paal, Campbell and Ralph: A Little Shop In Diamond Street
  • Peachey and Gilliland: A Long and Happy Marriage
  • Pearce: Pioneers of Oakey Creek
  • Pearce: When Bullock Teams Blocked the Street
  • Potter: Potter’s Flat
  • Powell: Memories of Cooroy
  • Powell: The Life of a Country Schoolboy


  • Ramm: A Long Service to Education
  • Reid: Bill Operated the Kilns
  • Reid: Marjorie’s Memories
  • Ross: A Voice from the Past
  • Ross and Birch: Family and Local History Interwoven


  • Sankey: Memories from Handwritten Letters
  • Schreiber and Bazzo: Farmers and Winemakers
  • Sharry: Pioneers of the Mary Valley
  • Shipp: Dairy and Crops to Rural Residential
  • Straker: The Art of Sawmilling
  • Sutton and Richardson: Sutton's Corner

V - W

  • Vollmerhausen: Proud to be Australian
  • Westbrook and Broom: A Musical Family
  • Wood: Astonvilla
  • Wust: Palm Valley