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Picture relating to Toogoolawah - titled 'View across the grass to Cressbrook Homestead, ca. 1887'
Picture relating to Jimbour - titled 'Bullock team outside the woolsheds at Jimbour Station, Queensland, ca. 1887'

View across the grass to Cressbrook Homestead, ca. 1887

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1887
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Cressbrook was established in 1841 by David McConnel and his brother John in the Brisbane Valley. It was the first pastoral run to be settled east of the Great Dividing Range in the Moreton Bay District. They farmed the land and ran beef cattle. Later they established a condensed milk factory in the area.The original homestead at Cressbrook is still standing, and is still owned by the McConnel family, the fourth generation of ownership.

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Farming (open in new window) photo collection.