Peter Elliott travelled from his home on the Gold Coast to donate a copy of a document on his family history at Gundaroo to the Society. The Elliotts were among the earliest settlers in the area living on a property called “Fairfield” off Marked Tree Road, the remains of which are still standing. Many of the family’s early members are buried in the Gundaroo cemetery and their descendants are represented in families still living in the area.
See below for some photos of Peter’s recent visit and the remains of Fairfield
Peter Elliott, a descendant of early settler in the Gundaroo district Richard Elliott, donates a copy of his family history to G&DHS President Peter Firth in the Society’s room at the Gundaroo Literary Institute.
Peter Elliott outside the remains of the “Fairfield” homestead off Marked Tree Road. The crofter’s cottage was home to the Elliott family when they settled in the Gundaroo area.
Rhonda Brownlow said:
What sources was used in Peter Elliott’s book please
Rhonda The Elliot History was written by Peter Elliot. I will send you his email address. He will be able to let you know what sources he used.
Regards Sue Burns
ken burchell said:
My mother inlaw was Maise Coral Eliot married Bobby Cust they owned Fairfield & resided later at The Royal Hotel now Grazes Inn. That was sold to Ron Murray Murray’s Buses. Maise passed away 2005. her daughter Jan married me Ken Burchell she passed away in 2008 we have children 8 grand children all residing in the ACT