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Twine family of Moggill

Job Twine, his wife, Ann Cumberland, and their four children left England in 1849 for Australia aboard the ship LimaNote 2. Upon their arrival, they settled in Wickham Terrace. Twine Street, Spring Hill recalls this early pioneer. Later, Job purchased a property in Moggill, the property being the first recorded survey in Moggill.

Job Twine, his son William, and John Pettigrew were instrumental in having Ipswich proclaimed a city on 3 March 1860. Job died in 1877 and Ann in 1879. Both are buried in Moggill Cemetery.

Robert Cumberland Twine took over the farm upon his fatherís death. Robert Cumberland and Sarah had five children and Albert carried on the farm when his father died. He ran a dairy, planted small crops and, in addition, was an apiarist. He had five children and died in 1968. The land went to his four sons and was subsequently sold.

This information was compiled by Neville Marsh, from the following sources:
Goeldner Family Tree:; URL:; viewed 22 February 2014
Moggill Historical Society; A Time to Remember Descendants of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet; URL viewed 30 January 2014
National Library of Australia: Trove digitized newspaper collection. URL:
Sugars, Bruce; 16 January 1997. URL viewed 1 February 2014