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My Great Grandfather was on the first Brisbane City Council
8 Jun 2012
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I am the Great Grand-Daughter of William Logan Dart who was an Alderman on the first Brisbane City Council and also a Member of State Parliament representing Wynnum. Whilst he was entitled to receive 2 salaries he only accepted one and donated the other to charity. He served Brisbane City Council from 1925 - 1938 and Queensland Parliament from 1938 -1944.

My Great Grandfather's aunt Mary Ann married William Strong who was Mayor of Sandgate Council.

Our family consists of descendants of Eliza and Thomas Logan who arrived from Mt Shannon Ireland in February 1837 with a party of 28 relations (including 14 children)on the Lady McNaughton.

The Dart family were Lockyer Valley pioneers and are well known in the communities of Brookfield, Graceville, Sherwood and Wynnum and once owned the farm land on which the University of Queensland now stands.

The Dart family is also well known for our connection to the Brisbane sugar industry and the Dart Sugar Mill once stood on the banks of the Brisbane River at St Lucia, which ultimately was destroyed by flood in 1893.

Our family has a strong committment to community service and many generations have continued this tradition.

In 2009 I was awarded the Lord Mayor's Australia Day Achievement Award for community service. My son is continuing this tradition by working with the elderly and those marginalised in our society.

I have lived in Algester since I was born and my parents were one of the first settlers in this area in the 1960's before the suburb of Algester was actually named and formed.

My strong family connections to the City of Brisbane and City Hall will continue through my children.

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