Smith Farm

Located in Upper Brookfield

Smith Farm History

Convicts

1824

In 1824 convicts started arriving in Brisbane.

Free settling

1842

In 1842 people started free settling which allowed timber logging until 1868. In the same year free settling was allowed they stared settlement 50 miles up into the Moggill Creek area

Birth of Smith Farm

1868

Upper Brookfield was first opened for settlement in 1868

Land alienation act

1910

The area was known as Moggill Creek and then in 1910 it got divided into Upper Brookfield, Moggill, Pullenvale etc…

Farming

1930 - 1970

Farmers had to complete the hard work of clearing their land before they could grow crops or run dairy cattle. Fruit, vegetable and dairy farms were profitable, particularly from about the 1930s to the 1970s.

Smith Farm Fires

1944

In 1944 there was a major fire that burnt from Gillis Road to Upper Brookfield school in 2 hours.

Edie Smith (owner of Smith Farm)

1946

"I have lived on the farm for 89 years since 1946."

Floods

1893 flood

1893

1931 flood

1931