Joshua Mark Weaver and his wife Matilda Virginia Douglass bought two blocks of land at Maroota (reputedly derived from an Aboriginal word meaning
much water) in 1920 which they named
Landsdale having moved with their several children from Forrester which is now known as Maraylya.
“The homestead consisted of two buildings, one, containing three bedrooms, a small hall and dining room (used mainly for entertaining) was built from wooden slabs, bush timber, fibro and a few weatherboards. It had concrete floors and a corrugated iron roof, lined later with three ply. The windows could be pushed up and held open with suitable wooden props.
The other building, more primitive, was known always as “the kitchen”, though it actually housed the bathroom as well…”
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