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Turners Camp Memorial
Turners Camp Memorial

Photographs supplied by Sue Green

Memorial dedicated to honour the memory of Fred & Alma Turner.

Kal-Ma-Kuta was also  known as Mrs Alma Turner. She was a member of the Undanbi clan who lived along Pumicestone  Passage, and was married to local white oyster fisherman Fred Turner. They lived at a place known  as Turner’s Camp from 1874. When Kal-Ma-Kuta died in 1897 she was buried opposite her campsite. Her memorial cairn is on the median strip on the Caboolture- Bribie road not far from their campsite. 

Fred and Alma lived at the location for 23 years and had eight children. They tended their oyster lease and had a contract to light and maintain the beacon lights at Toorbul Point. 

Location

Address:Turners Camp Road, Sandstone Point, 4511
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.064291
Long: 153.127065
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-2004
Front Inscription

                     Turner`s Camp

In May 2004 this memorial was dedicated to honour the memory of
             Frederick and Alma Turner

Frederick Turner was born in Bristol, England in 1854 the son of Dr William Henry and Eliza Turner who brought their family to Australia in 1862. Fred eventually became an Oysterman and married Kal-Ma-Kuta known then as Alma Westaway (biological mother's name was Hamilton) in circa 1872. Together they had eight children. 

They built their home and lived at this location for twenty-three years. As was the custom of the day pioneer homes were often referred to as a 'camp'. From here they tended an oyster lease and a contract to light and maintain the beacon lights on Toorbul Point (now Sandstone Point). 

    Alma died in circa 1897 and Fred died in 1927. 

      Their story lives on as part of our common heritage
         and in the salt winds as tides flow past this place of 
                    ' Turners Camp.'

 

 

(lower plaque)

 

                      KAL-MA-KUTA

                 MRS ALMA TURNER

             JOONDABARRIE - WOMAN 

             A Native of Bribie Island

                      1857 - 1897

                       Donated by

              The TURNER FAMILIES 

Source: MA
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