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 elliot and Peter firth
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.

Farfiled remains
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.

old elliot homestead
The front of the old Elliott homestead “Fairfield”.