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Friday, February 17, 2012


According to my research of NLA digitalised newspapers, the first Queensland 'Mawbeys' came from London in 1921 and settled at Woombye near Nambour.
They were Henry Thomas and Mary Louise Mawbey (nee Woods) and children.
In 1932, one of their sons, John Oliver, born c.1909 in London, died at his parents home at age 23.
On 25 December 1937, their eldest son, Alan, married Ellen Pringle in St Andrew's Presbyterian church.
Henry Thomas's parents were Henry Evan and Mary Jane Mawbey (nee Joyce).
He was involved in state politics and growing pineapples and died in 1951.