Clan’s rich her­itage in­spires cel­e­bra­tion at Ca­nia Gorge

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CA­NIA Gorge was the back­drop for a re­u­nion of the Queens­land branch of the Clan Forsyth So­ci­ety.

More than 80 peo­ple from as far as the Gold Coast and Townsville at­tended the event at the Big 4 Hol­i­day Park re­cently.

A high­light of the week­end was din­ner on Satur­day night which ev­ery­one en­joyed with laugh­ter and good cheer.

The Queens­land branch is mainly de­scended from six Forsyth brothers.

Sa­muel, John, James, Robert, Wil­liam and Fran­cis im­mi­grated to the Bris­bane area from Ire­land in the mid-1800s.

The brothers were descen­dants of the an­cient Clan Forsyth in Scot­land.

In 1932 Stan (the grand­son of James) and Ethel Forsyth set­tled on a farm near Monto at Telle­bang.

They raised a fam­ily of seven chil­dren, May, Jim, Wally, Ge­orge, Bill, Don and Gor­don.

By the 1980s the ex­tended fami- ly num­bered more than 100.

Some have moved to other ar­eas but they al­ways call Monto home.

SCOT­TISH ROOTS: Descen­dants from the an­cient Clan Forsyth gath­ered at Ca­nia Gorge re­cently.

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