Clan’s rich heritage inspires celebration at Cania Gorge
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.