Mr. Jarrot’s Orangery

Early view of Indooroopilly taken from Finneys Hill United Silver Mine. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 80004

In 1859 Robert Jarrot senior (b. 21st April 1813, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, d. 9th January 1879, Brisbane Queensland) purchased land at Milton on what is now Sylvan Road. He is listed among the first 30 settlers of Toowong and Milton in J.B. Fewing’s book, Arcadian Simplicity: Memoirs of Toowong. Robert and his family cleared and farmed … Read more