Lang Ships Commemoration

Toowong and District Historical Society Inc (TDHS) held a morning tea on 14 Sept 2019 to commemorate 170 years since the arrival of Rev John Dunmore Lang’s ships in Moreton Bay. About 35 TDHS members and descendants of Fortitude immigrants, Robert Cribb, Benjamin Cribb, Charles Trundle and John Voysey attended the gathering.

The event was held at “The Dell”, the home of TDHS president Ruth Sapsford. The Dell, situated in Glen Road, Toowong, was built on land that was once owned by immigrant Robert Cribb and later his brother Benjamin. Beth Johnson, biographer and great, great granddaughter of Robert Cribb, produced a commemorative booklet for the occasion, titled ‘Robert Cribb A Short Biography.’ Beth generously donated a copy of this to those who attended.

 

Guests at the commemoration relaxing and chatting beside the Brisbane River bank at ‘’The Dell’’, Glen Road, Toowong

(Photograph provided by TDHS volunteer photographer John Carter)

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