Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

16/9/2006

Local History – Morningside

One of the very early families in the area was the Cairncross family, who settled in the 1850s. William Cairncross was a baker and confectioner with a business in Queen Street, Brisbane and he purchased land in the Colmslie area and built a residence which he named ‘Colmslie’. It had an observatory and Cairncross used it to report to the authorities on shipping and weather, but sadly the house was later demolished. Cairncross is honoured by the name of the Cairncross graving dock, built during WW2. for more click here

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