‘Reflections on a Lost Island’ is available for $25.00 from many local shops in Jacobs Well and Cabbage Tree Point. It can also be purchased from
Karen Lewis on 5546 1520 or 0405 177 713 or Lindy Salter on 0407 695 340.
Did you know that the area around Jacobs Well was once known as Pimpama Island?
Bordered by the Logan and Albert Rivers to the north, the Pimpama River to the south, and Moreton Bay to the east, it was cut off by creeks and swamps to the west. Access was extremely difficult unless you arrived by boat.
Early British settlers quickly found the country too swampy for cattle or sheep and they moved on. It took a new breed of settlers – hard working Lutherans from Germany – to make a go of it. With their strong work ethic and large families to provide plenty of labourers, they soon drained the land and began to cultivate it.
Many of these families have remained in the area up to the present day – into the fourth and fifth generations.
This book of reminiscences will give you an insight into what life was like for these pioneering families.