Last month, more than 100 residents, family members, and special guests gathered in Upper Brookfield to celebrate 100 years since the Mumford family first settled in Brookfield; marking the family as one of the longest, continuous families of our local district.
It was Ronald and Elsie Mumford’s first purchase of a 13 acre block of land in Upper Brookfield in 1919, in order to commence farming and raise their young family, that set the course for the Mumford family’s deep connection and association with the Brookfield area; and one that continues to this day.
To commemorate the special occasion, Ronald and Elsie Mumford’s two surviving children, Donald and Bill Mumford, unveiled a special plaque to honour the contribution and memory of their parents.
Speaking at the unveiling, Dr Christian Rowan MP, the State Member for Moggill and Shadow Minister for Communities, acknowledged the importance of celebrating local history and ensuring local stories continued to be told.
“The celebration of a family’s 100 years of living and growing in the Brookfield district is truly something special.
“To go that one step further and commemorate this through today’s unveiling is a wonderful gesture by Ronald and Elsie’s descendants, and it’s a beautiful way to keep their memory alive.
“Events such as this today are a terrific way of linking the Brookfield district to its rich past; it builds our sense of community, and hopefully, it will inspire the next generation of Brookfield residents to be proud of this area’s wonderful heritage.
“Once again I’d like to congratulate, and thank, the Mumford family for the contribution they’ve made to the Western Suburbs of Brisbane, especially Brookfield, and a special thank you to Glenn and Adele Mumford for organising today’s special event.” Dr Rowan said.
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