LOOK BACK: George Gruver barely remembered the long sea journey to Australia, but could recall his early days at Auburn Station, where his family had lived. As mining declined towards 1900, the Gruvers established their own orchard on the town’s fertile creek flats, calling their new property Paradise Gardens. They marketed fruit and garden produce and as noted vine keepers and wine makers their cellar held a selection of fine fruit wines in the heart of Eidsvold. Paradise Gardens became a meeting place for the town with visitors browsing through the avenues of ripening fruit, crisp vegetables and flower beds. The Gruvers had seven children and their many descendants are spread across the nation. Louise died in 1927 and George passed away in 1937.