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John Ferris oral history

John, who in his own words, “was born with a bull-whip in my hand”. He grew up in an area known as Pointon’s Pocket. His father was a Bullock Driver and he also became a Bullocky at an early age

John Ferris oral history

Interview with: John Charles Ferris

Date of Interview: 22 May 1987

Interviewer: Amanda Wilson

Transcriber: Felicity Nappa

John Ferris, who in his own words, "was born with a bull-whip in my hand". Mr Ferris grew up in an area known as Pointon’s Pocket, situated between Woodford and Peachester. His father was a Bullock Driver and he also became a Bullocky at an early age.

Born: 1901 at Roma

Educated at Commissioner’s Flat School (Peachester)

Married: 1925 at Red Hill, Brisbane

Children: Five

Access the John Ferris oral history audio files and transcript on Sunshine Coast Life.

Images and documents of the Ferris Family in the Sunshine Coast Libraries Catalogue.