Primary Sources

The Gibson Collection

There are to date 80 primary documents stored in acid-free material.  The condition of the documents varies and photocopying of material in poor condition will not be allowed; careful scanning may be permitted.

W M Gibson took up land in Kenmore in ca 1880 and built a house called Sprinkbrae.  Two unmarried daughters lived there until their deaths in the 1960s.

The following is not a complete list of the documents, but a summary of the material in relevant groupings.  Contact the Committee at kenmorehistory@gmail.com for further information.

  1. Roles of the Gibson family in the community
    • Licensing Board appointment W M Gibson 1883
    • Agreement to build church at Kenmore 1885
    • Kenmore Presbyterian Church – receipts to Horwood 1967
    • Letter from Clarkson to Horwood 1967
    • Church 75th celebrations 1953 and Diamond Jubilee
    • Dance card ball for Duke of York 1927
  2. Land Purchase and Management
    • Purchase of lot 191 and title 1880
    • Land tax returns 1931 and 32
    • Receipt for building work at Sussex St, South Brisbane 1887
    • Mining lease application S Gibson 1920
    • Geological Survey Sprinkbrae land 1924
    • Letter to Town Clerk re portion 205 Fig Tree Pocket and map of 205
    • A B Pursell & Sons – dwelling at Indooroopilly 1949
    • Insurance – dwelling at Indooroopilly 1949
    • Land sale Kenmore 1953
    • Tender and certificate for house at Indooroopilly 1938
    • Specifications for house at Indooroopilly 1938
  3. W M Gibson, Mrs S Gibson and daughters Sarah and Helena, estates
    • Powers of attorney – 1890 and 1933
    • Allocation of National Bank shares
    • Solicitors account 1933
    • Insurance 1916
    • Realization of estate – Mrs S Gibson 1932
    • Probate engrossments for Sarah and Helena – May and Sept 1962
    • Brisbane General Cemetery receipt 1883
    • Newspaper articles death of Sarah Gibson 1932
  4. Other estate matters
    • Estate of John Hamilton 1949
    • Estate of Mary Hamilton 1954
  5. Education
    • Sarah Gibson Brisbane Girls Grammar School 1892
    • Sarah Gibson – head teacher at Inskip Point School 1896
    • Kenmore State School – complaint Minnie Gibson 1900
  6. Miscellaneous
    • Postcard from Sarah and Helena from Kenmore, Scotland (nd)
    • Violet Horwood wedding day