Mail Delivery at South Pine Road and Gordon Parade
1910 Photograph showing the Mail Delivery on the corner of South Pine Road and Gordon Parade at Everton Park, Brisbane.
(SLQ Image - Mail Delivery at South Pine Road and Gordon Parade)
First mailman and postmaster, John Tucker, on horseback, delivering mail in the Everton Park area in the early 1890s. He collected mail from the Alderley Post Office (Raymonts Store) and deposited it in the canvas bags strapped on the front of the saddle.
John Tucker - Receiving Officer (Postmaster) at Everton Park Post Office.
John Tucker (1860 - 1942) was born in Devon, England on 7 December 1860. He was the first Receiving Officer (Postmaster) in Everton Park, Brisbane. The exact date on which he took control of the Receiving Office is not known but he is registered as being in charge in January 1899. He also became the mail contractor collecting mail from the Alderley Post Office (Raymonts Store), Brisbane. He remained as the district Postmaster, assisted by his wife Jane, until the end of 1917. He died at Everton park on 1 March 1942, aged 81 years.
Jane Tucker (1863 - 1945) was born at Rocky Water Hole (Rocklea, Brisbane) on 3 April 1863 and died in 1945. Both were survived by three sons and one daughter. (Description supplied with photograph).
Corner of South Pine Road and Gordon Parade.
The corner of South Pine Road and Gordon Parade can be seen here via Google Maps.
This location is also visible on the 1885 Everton Park Estate Map and 1946 Aerial Photo of the area.
More information about these Estate Maps are available:
(Images sourced and adapted from State Library of Queensland, State of Queensland and Google Maps)