Mercedes-Benz Club of Queensland
Captain Patrick Logan explored the Waterford area, during his excursion south of the Moreton Bay Penal Colony (Brisbane). Two migrant groups, the Irish and the Germans mainly settled the Waterford area. Irish settlers were brought to Queensland by the Queensland Immigration Society, which was founded by Bishop Quinn. Irish settlers included the Leos, Maloneys, Rafters, Colgans, Beethams, Ryans, Deerans, Gavans, Farrells and McHughs. The German immigrants began arriving in Brisbane from 1864. Land was available in the Logan area, and many of the immigrants selected blocks there, including twelve families who travelled from Brisbane on the steamer Diamond to land at what is now known as Bethania. Nevertheless, while the division between Waterford and Bethania was cultural, both communities worked together for the development of the Logan region. Initial development in Waterford began around Tygum Lagoon.
10:30am: Meet at Tygum Lagoon, Tygum Road, Waterford West [UBD Map 262 J11)
BYO Morning tea and lunch with tables and chairs
RSVP your interest by Sunday 20th October with Terry Philip Ph: 0488049497 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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