Williams Family History
A family of doers not just talkers! The book “If the Leichhardt Tree Could Talk” is in the National Library of Australia, this record of the Williams Family pioneering much of the developement of the Mackay region was a labour of love and dedication by Author Dr Lesley Williams, and we thank her for her wonderful effort .
The “Leichhardt tree”, it’s self is still standing on the banks of the Pioneer River in Mackay today, it is the same tree that the ships would tie up to when they came into port in the 1800′s. The significance of the Family in the area was the establishment of Williams agencies who were the motor dealership selling Buick, Oakland, Pontiac and Chev cars and Trucks, Williams agencies they were the RACQ agent in 1925, and the agents for the then 10 year old Qantas air mail in 1931 and presented the 4MK Mackay Radio sunday school from 1939 on to mention a few ventures. (Photographs are attached)
An excerpt from” Dr Lesley Williams” the book:
If the Leichhardt Tree Could Talk – The establishment of the Williams Family in Mackay, Qld – About the Book and the Tree
John Henry Williams the early days from Wales. Taken from the book, John Henry Williams history.
Margaret Emigrates to Australia
Margaret meets John Henry (First Generation Australians)
Williams Agencies is born
A trip from Brisbane to Mackay by Road 1926
Family Tree now out to 5 generations
Other Photos and Information – QATB, Radio Sunday School, Mackay Regatta Club.