PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF MOUNT GARNET
Contribution received from Alan Moffat. G'day Al, I'm Alan Moffat. No, no relation to John Moffat that I know, but a relation of Ken Moffat, a well borer who surveyed alluvial tin for Tableland Tin. Also related to the Railway Station Mistress, Maud Jewell. I am going to put together some recollections of Mt Garnet including photos, as remembered by a sister who lived there and myself. I did not live there, however remember oral history as passed down to me from my mum & dad and three sisters who lived there in the 1930s and 1940s. I know other info as the Newman's are related to me too. I have attached a photo of my mum & dad exiting the Church of England building after being the second couple to be married there since it was completed. The year was 1939. The couple behind them are Mr & Mrs Flood, their best man & matron of honour. Mum was the widow Maud Jewell (nee Roberts of Charters Towers) and father was Kenneth Moffat. The girl is, I think, mum's daughter Jean Jewell, my half-sister. 
After they married they moved to "Tabo Village" as mum had to resign from QR as the Station Mistress. We have photos of the station too, as well as houses at Tabo. In your article about Tabo, is says that Tableland Tin was started by a James Newman. I believe that Malcolm Newman**, born 1880 at Caboolture, was the man, along with partners in Sydney - one being a beer brewing owner, who started TT. James Newman born in Sandgate Qld, was Malcolm's nephew and my cousin. Jim was an engineer who visited Mt Garnet TT. He was a Rhodes Scholar and died 2007 in the USA. Malcolm also was "involved" with the Mt Morgan mine and also in tin mines and rubber in Malaya before WWII. The family residence in Caboolture is now the War Veterans Home. Regards Alan Moffat anemoffo@hotmail.com **EDITOR’S NOTE James Malcolm Newman was actually his correct name according to the AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY 
PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF MOUNT GARNET
Contribution received from Alan Moffat. G'day Al, I'm Alan Moffat. No, no relation to John Moffat that I know, but a relation of Ken Moffat, a well borer who surveyed alluvial tin for Tableland Tin. Also related to the Railway Station Mistress, Maud Jewell. I am going to put together some recollections of Mt Garnet including photos, as remembered by a sister who lived there and myself. I did not live there, however remember oral history as passed down to me from my mum & dad and three sisters who lived there in the 1930s and 1940s. I know other info as the Newman's are related to me too. I have attached a photo of my mum & dad exiting the Church of England building after being the second couple to be married there since it was completed. The year was 1939. The couple behind them are Mr & Mrs Flood, their best man & matron of honour. Mum was the widow Maud Jewell (nee Roberts of Charters Towers) and father was Kenneth Moffat. The girl is, I think, mum's daughter Jean Jewell, my half-sister. 
After they married they moved to "Tabo Village" as mum had to resign from QR as the Station Mistress. We have photos of the station too, as well as houses at Tabo. In your article about Tabo, is says that Tableland Tin was started by a James Newman. I believe that Malcolm Newman**, born 1880 at Caboolture, was the man, along with partners in Sydney - one being a beer brewing owner, who started TT. James Newman born in Sandgate Qld, was Malcolm's nephew and my cousin. Jim was an engineer who visited Mt Garnet TT. He was a Rhodes Scholar and died 2007 in the USA. Malcolm also was "involved" with the Mt Morgan mine and also in tin mines and rubber in Malaya before WWII. The family residence in Caboolture is now the War Veterans Home. Regards Alan Moffat anemoffo@hotmail.com **EDITOR’S NOTE James Malcolm Newman was actually his correct name according to the AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY 
PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF MOUNT GARNET
Contribution received from Alan Moffat. G'day Al, I'm Alan Moffat. No, no relation to John Moffat that I know, but a relation of Ken Moffat, a well borer who surveyed alluvial tin for Tableland Tin. Also related to the Railway Station Mistress, Maud Jewell. I am going to put together some recollections of Mt Garnet including photos, as remembered by a sister who lived there and myself. I did not live there, however remember oral history as passed down to me from my mum & dad and three sisters who lived there in the 1930s and 1940s. I know other info as the Newman's are related to me too. I have attached a photo of my mum & dad exiting the Church of England building after being the second couple to be married there since it was completed. The year was 1939. The couple behind them are Mr & Mrs Flood, their best man & matron of honour. Mum was the widow Maud Jewell (nee Roberts of Charters Towers) and father was Kenneth Moffat. The girl is, I think, mum's daughter Jean Jewell, my half-sister. 
After they married they moved to "Tabo Village" as mum had to resign from QR as the Station Mistress. We have photos of the station too, as well as houses at Tabo. In your article about Tabo, is says that Tableland Tin was started by a James Newman. I believe that Malcolm Newman**, born 1880 at Caboolture, was the man, along with partners in Sydney - one being a beer brewing owner, who started TT. James Newman born in Sandgate Qld, was Malcolm's nephew and my cousin. Jim was an engineer who visited Mt Garnet TT. He was a Rhodes Scholar and died 2007 in the USA. Malcolm also was "involved" with the Mt Morgan mine and also in tin mines and rubber in Malaya before WWII. The family residence in Caboolture is now the War Veterans Home. Regards Alan Moffat anemoffo@hotmail.com **EDITOR’S NOTE James Malcolm Newman was actually his correct name according to the AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY