Flora C. A. Macartney Print Page
A Cedar tree commemorates Flora Macartney, first honorary life member of the Women's Historical Association.
Miss Macartney, who resided at Ormiston House was the daughter of John Arthur Macartney who in 1857 travelled through the Moreton Bay District and Darling Downs across the Dawson and Burnett to Gladstone and then on to the Archer Brothers at Gracemere. He finally took up "Waverley" , 125 miles from Rockhampton. "Waverley" was the home to the Macartneys for thirty years until they bought Ormiston House in 1913.
Miss Macartney and her sister were presented at the court of Edward VII in the early 1900s and Flora trained as a masseuse in Paris as well as studying art and Cordon Bleu cookery. From 1918 to 1924 she worked as a masseuse at Rosemount Hospital.
|Address:||Newstead Avenue, Newstead Park , Newstead, 4006|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.442106|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 30th August, 1956|
THIS CEDAR TREE WAS PLANTED ON
30TH AUG 1956
BY THE LADY MAYORESS OF BRISBANE
MRS T.R.GROOM. B.A.
IN MEMORY OF FLORA C.A.MACARTNEY
FIRST HON LIFE MEMBER OF
THE WOMEN'S HISTORICAL ASSOCATION
SHE WAS THE THIRD DAUGHTER
OF PIONEER QUEENSLANDERS
J.A. AND A.F. MACARTNEY
OF "WAVERLEY" STATION ST LAWRENCE
AND "ORMISTON HOUSE " ORMISTON
SHE DIED ON 19TH APRIL 1955 AGED 85