PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF MOUNT GARNET
Contribution was received from Bronwyn Blair.  Both my mother and her mother were born in Mount Garnet. My mother's mother was Muriel Enid DAVIDSON, born 11th of June 1911, daughter of Samuel DAVIDSON & Annie STEPHENS. Grandma married (31st May 1930, "Oakvale", Mount Garnet) Franklin Leslie Meredith GRANT, who was born at Herberton 23rd October 1898, son of Franklin Stanhope GRANT & Jessie Rosina MEREDITH. My grandfather (Franklin Leslie Meredith GRANT) owned the building next to the post office which housed the cafe run by Joe MacDonald ("Joe Mac") and his wife. My family moved to Howard*, Qld in the 1940s, so my grandfather went back to Mount Garnet only once after that. Bronwyn can be contacted at bronwyn.blair@gmail.com  NOTE FROM THE EDITOR * Howard is located 38 km west of Hervey Bay and 240 km north of Brisbane. Miners populated this area since 1864, when coal was discovered along the Burrum River. The Howard Colliery began to use the extraction method called ‘longwall mining’ in 1905.
PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF MOUNT GARNET
Contribution was received from Bronwyn Blair.  Both my mother and her mother were born in Mount Garnet. My mother's mother was Muriel Enid DAVIDSON, born 11th of June 1911, daughter of Samuel DAVIDSON & Annie STEPHENS. Grandma married (31st May 1930, "Oakvale", Mount Garnet) Franklin Leslie Meredith GRANT, who was born at Herberton 23rd October 1898, son of Franklin Stanhope GRANT & Jessie Rosina MEREDITH. My grandfather (Franklin Leslie Meredith GRANT) owned the building next to the post office which housed the cafe run by Joe MacDonald ("Joe Mac") and his wife. My family moved to Howard*, Qld in the 1940s, so my grandfather went back to Mount Garnet only once after that. Bronwyn can be contacted at bronwyn.blair@gmail.com  NOTE FROM THE EDITOR * Howard is located 38 km west of Hervey Bay and 240 km north of Brisbane. Miners populated this area since 1864, when coal was discovered along the Burrum River. The Howard Colliery began to use the extraction method called ‘longwall mining’ in 1905.
PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF MOUNT GARNET
Contribution was received from Bronwyn Blair.  Both my mother and her mother were born in Mount Garnet. My mother's mother was Muriel Enid DAVIDSON, born 11th of June 1911, daughter of Samuel DAVIDSON & Annie STEPHENS. Grandma married (31st May 1930, "Oakvale", Mount Garnet) Franklin Leslie Meredith GRANT, who was born at Herberton 23rd October 1898, son of Franklin Stanhope GRANT & Jessie Rosina MEREDITH. My grandfather (Franklin Leslie Meredith GRANT) owned the building next to the post office which housed the cafe run by Joe MacDonald ("Joe Mac") and his wife. My family moved to Howard*, Qld in the 1940s, so my grandfather went back to Mount Garnet only once after that. Bronwyn can be contacted at bronwyn.blair@gmail.com  NOTE FROM THE EDITOR * Howard is located 38 km west of Hervey Bay and 240 km north of Brisbane. Miners populated this area since 1864, when coal was discovered along the Burrum River. The Howard Colliery began to use the extraction method called ‘longwall mining’ in 1905.