Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Adventurous Pioneers Who Put Our Great Region on the Map

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Adventurous Pioneers Who Put Our Great Region on the Map

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THE Limestone/Ipswich region, from its inception as a convict settlement, always had men of vision in its territory and some achieved high positions, while others worked hard in minor positions to provide the best life possible for themselves and their families.

Today, we write about a few who contributed to the wonderful history of our city.

JOHN BRADFIELD -- Mr J. Bradfield, son of John Bradfield, of West Ipswich, gained his Masters of Engineering degree at the Sydney University. He was presented with a bronze medal bearing on the obverse the University Arms and insignia and on the reverse the following inscription, John Job Carew Bradfield.

FATHERS OF THE IPSWICH PRESS -- The death of Arthur C. Bays was announced in the Queensland Times on July 18, 1917. He had died earlier in Peterborough, England, at the age of 80. His twin brother, Edmund, died in September 1912. Arthur and Edmund were known as the "Fathers of the Ipswich Press". They had established the North Australian in 1855 at an office in East St, Ipswich, and the first edition was published on October 2, 1855.

HONOUR CERTIFICATE -- The first Honour Certificate granted by the Queensland College of Pharmacy came to Ipswich in 1893, the receiver being M.G.J. Page of Mr G.I. Hudson's Pharmacy.

The certificate read: "The holder had attended a course of lectures on botany and at the examination held in November 1890 was awarded the distinction of a silver medal."

CAPTAIN ARNOLD WEINHOLDT -- On May 1941, the QT reported that Captain Arnold Weinholdt of Boonah, who was serving the British cause in Abyssinia, was missing. His family was not unduly concerned, because the captain, a local politician, an explorer and a soldier, had previously escaped from enemy camps and had once survived being mauled by a wounded lion.

POLLET LOFTUS CARDEW was born at Peak Mountain and educated at the Ipswich Grammar School. He became an articled clerk to Maldon Thompson, a well-known Ipswich solicitor. Pollet played in the first football match in Ipswich under Melbourne rules in 1869, was a member of the Limestone cricket club, captain of C Company Ipswich Mounted Infantry, was on the board of the Ipswich Hospital and Ipswich Technical College, a director of the Queensland Woollen Manufacturing Company and the Ipswich and West Moreton Permanent Building Society, chairman of the Royal Bank of Queensland and president of the Queensland Pastoral and Agricultural Society. Mr Cardew died on May 30, 1916.

DR WILLIAM MacTAGGART DORSEY was the oldest member of his profession in Ipswich and possible in the colony when he died in May 1878. Dr Dorsey had arrived in Australia about 1840 and came to Moreton Bay in 1842.

Some time after his arrival, he gave up his medical practice and engaged in squatting pursuits. …

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