The Greet Family of Ashwell, Qld

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Location: Ashwell, Queensland, Australiamap
Surnames/tags: Greet Queensland
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After Joshua and Grace Greet emigrated from Cornwall in 1859, the family first settled at Oxley Creek where they established a small farm growing cotton and other crops. Crippling floods in 1867 reduced Joshua and Grace to penury, but in 1869 they were able to select 200 acres of "second class pastoral lands" at the Ipswich Agricultural Reserve about 35 miles west of where they had been at Oxley Creek. In the early 1870s they moved again and selected 100 acres of "first class pastoral land" and 20 acres of agricultural land at Rosewood. This became the family's permanent home on the lower slopes of the mountain called "The Bluff" and they named it "Mount View Farm". Their descendants raised families in the Lanefield/Ashwell district near Rosewood.

Their son William began building a house on his portion of the farm and settled their with his wife Hermine Auguste Louise Kapernick. They named their farm "Fairview".

By the mid 1930s, William's son Cecil had saved enough money to realize his dream of owning a farm of his own and he purchased a property in Keats Rd, Ashwell which he named "Windy Ridge Farm".

The children of William and then Cecil attended the local schools that had been established in the district - some going to the Calvert State School and then the later established Ashwell State School.

Greet Rd at Ashwell start off Stevens Rd near the Ashwell State School and then gradually climbs up past the old Fairview and Mount View Farms to the heights of The Bluff which affords beautiful views across the surrounding districts.

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