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Family ties to the fore at reunion

HISTORY: Stephany Evans Steggall and Anna Cameron wrote family histories.
HISTORY: Stephany Evans Steggall and Anna Cameron wrote family histories. Gerard Walsh

THE Evans family name will always be part of the history of Warwick, with Andrew Fitzherbert Evans having been the second signatory on the petition to incorporate Warwick as a township.

On Sunday, 60 descendants met at St Mark's Hall to recall history from almost 200 years.

Reunion organiser Col Savill said the family was amongst the early settlers in the Warwick district.

"Two family descendants, Stephany Evans Steggall and Anna Cameron have written histories on the family," Mr Savill said.

Ms Cameron said Rear Admiral Andrew Fitzherbert Evans was in the Royal Navy and his son of the same name, known as Herbert, was one of the first settlers in the Warwick area in the 1840s.

"The Warwick Cemetery is on land once owned by the Evans family," she said.

Ms Evans Steggall wrote a history on her grandfather, Clarence Hanbury Evans, who was referred to as Hanbury.

"He was a bushman, born and bred in Warwick and worked on Oona Vale Station near Goondiwindi for many years," she said.

Descendants from the Warwick area were joined by family members from as far as Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Blackbutt at the reunion.

The oldest at the reunion was Cecily Evans, of Brisbane, and formerly from St George.

The 91-year-old was at the reunion with close family.

"The day was absolutely fantastic," she said.

The family tree was displayed on a long table in the hall and goes back seven generations.

The original family home was Mt Gordon on the western side of Warwick.

 

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