How Wahminda Was

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Mr and Mrs Alfred Maile’s house

In 2010, at age 85, Doug Maile recalls memories of the vicinity in which Wahminda Cycle Link and Samford Rail Trail existed.

My grandparents’ house, where my father grew up, was set on a flat area above the creek- Kedron Brook. It had a simple farmer’s cottage style and was set on low stumps with a verandah across the front overlooking the creek and lower paddocks. Dad used to stand on the verandah and watch kangaroos play and spar on the flats. There is a modern home there now. Dad later owned a block of land near where ‘The Woolshed’ was. When I visited my grandparents we used to listen at night to the old-time cars grinding up the range and sing ‘She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes’. Another pastime was walking on the nearby railway bridge.

When Grandfather was working in the creek paddocks Grandma used to ring a cowbell to fetch him for meals.  Grandfather Alfred William (Bill) Maile passed away in 1933.  Milkman Harvey of Newmarket bought the property.

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Mr and Mrs Alfred Maile’s house

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