RE­MEM­BER WHEN

Central and North Burnett Times - - OVER 50S -

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.

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