Smith Farm Family Timeline

Explore the historical significance of Smith Farm

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1868

1868 - 1869

1868:
- Edith's great grandfather took up the land down the road.
- Neighouring families Ballads, Pilates & Gregory's take up land in Brookfield

1914

1914 - 1918

1914:

- Edith's father in law took up the 96 acres of Smith's Farm
- Edith's father built the house
- He grew paw paws, bananas, beans & peas

1918

1918 - 1919

1918:

- Edith's husband came to Smith's Farm

1922

1922 - 1946

1922:

- Edith's dad lost his wife and left him with 3 young children
- Edith's father's sister came up from Camble Town to help him look after the farm

1946

1946 - 1968

1946:

- Edith's father passes away
- Edith comes to Smith's Farm
- She marries Bill, John's father

1968

1968 - 1982

- Edith's great grandfather moved from England where he was a boat builder

1982

1982 - 1996

1982:

- John's father moves to the Brookfield area
- Primary school students begin to visit the Farm

1996

1996 - 2013

1996:

- Edith & John decide to call Smith's Farm land for wildlife