Mary Ferris: A remarkable life exhibition

Women of Bankfoot House

Mary Isabella was the first born child of Clementina and William Burgess, and like her mother was born at Bankfoot House.

Mary attended school in both Landsborough and Glass House Mountains. She worked with her father William from a young age, assisting with the cross cut saw, the bullocks and the pineapple farm. 

Mary married Jack Ferris on the 19 February 1925 and together they had five children. Jack and Mary retired to Bankfoot House in 1966, after purchasing the property from her brother. Mary passed away in August 1987. 

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