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Flora Macartney Tree : 10-08-2013
Flora Macartney Tree : 10-08-2013

Photographs supplied by John Huth

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.

Location

Address:Newstead Avenue, Newstead Park , Newstead, 4006
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.442106
Long: 153.046665
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 30th August, 1956
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA
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