Monday, November 07, 2011

Obituary - Tamar CASWELL

Mrs. E. E. Caswell  

The death occurred on June 18, at her residence, Coburn, Wonglepong, of one of the oldest pioneers of the Logan district, Mrs. Tamar Caswell, relict of the late Mr. E. E. Caswell. Mrs. Caswell, who was in her 87th year, was born in Lincolnshire, England, and came to Queensland in the sailing ship Agricola in 1853. She had very vivid recollections of the early pioneering days, when the blacks were numerous and troublesome; also of the disastrous flood in 1864, when she and her parents lost all their belongings in the deluge. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs.  Caswell made their home at Woodhill, near Beaudesert, where they resided for many years, and reared a family of twelve children, all of whom are living, with the exception of one son. There are also 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Caswell resided at Coburn, Wonglepong for over 40 years, and was predeceased by her husband nearly six years ago.   Her favourite hobby was crochet work, specimens of which are greatly admired and prized by her family and friends.

Her parents were listed as Peel WRIGHT and Mary Ann CHAPMAN.

 Obituary. (1935, June 22). The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), p. 17. Retrieved November 7, 2011, from TROVE 


One by one the old pioneers who have   helped to make Queensland history, and have seen the colony grow from its small beginning into the important position it now holds among the Australian colonies, are passing away. Another of them has just been claimed by death in the person of Mr. William Melton, who had attained the ripe old age of 80 years. He made his first acquaintance with Brisbane forty-seven years ago, having arrived in the barque Agrícola  in 1853. He at once settled down in South Brisbane, and has resided there ever since. In the earlier years he was employed with the late Captain T. Winship in assisting to build some of the first steamers which plied on the Brisbane River. Mr. Melton was a native of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk. He has left behind him the aged helpmate of his life and a family of three sons and eight daughters and many grandchildren to mourn their loss.
 ANOTHER OLD COLONIST GONE. (1900, September 4). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 3. Retrieved November 7, 2011, from TROVE