Armistice Day Essay Competition for Queensland students: To commemorate this year’s Armistice Day the Royal Historical Society of Queensland invites year 5 and 6 students – or younger if their teacher recommends them – to tell us in 150 words or less what peace means to them. Entries must be submitted by the 15th November 2018.
Eidsvold explored by Thomas Archer whose Nordic family soon settled there and built the first homestead in 1850. This family later sold out to the Ivory brothers, two Scots, who built the first golf course in Queensland on Eidsvold station. Later still the station was sold to the Joyce family who lived through a period of gold diggings in the Eidsvold area then developed a famous cattle station.
Importing Santa Gertrudis from Texas they found that the five eights Shorthorn and three eights Brahmin blood were ideally suited to this part of Queensland.