Alfred Herbet Smith
Mary Ann Smith (nee Noakes)
Alfred Herbert Smith was born on 14/12/1872 in Gayndah. His father, Charles, was postmaster there. He married Mary Ann Noakes at Spring Hill on 1/7/1899 and died on 2/8/1939. He was a teller in the Union Bank in Bundaberg and farmed at Woongarra whilst working in the bank. The farm was given to the couple by George Noakes on their marriage. He was promoted in 1904 to open and manage the Union Bank in Clifton. He had to leave the bank to ill health. He spent 5 years farming on the Downs. They went to Bri Bri - part of Eton Vale (which was subdivided in 1903) - around 1909/10 until 1914/15. Two girls at least went to Eton Vale school from Bri Bri ( Elvena and Ethel, probably) and Ethel went to Cambooya school from Bri Bri.
He was a Land Valuer from 1915 to 1937 and travelled all around the southwest.
From Bri Bri the family lived in Redcliffe and Ethel went to business college in Brisbane, travelling by ferry. They moved from Redcliffe to Norley, Clayfield.
From Clayfield they went to Yandilla to retire in 1937 until his death in 1939.
1934 Cliff Smith and Bill Fitzergerald bougth Norley Park (300 acres)and Linwood (600 acres)
The house at Norley Park was built by Cliff and Dulcie Smith, who later moved to Pittsworth  
Norley Park was the home of AH and MA Smith, Jean and Keith 1937 - 1939  
Keith started a dairy, which was share-farmed by Colin McCallum when Keith went to war
Pat and Jean Markey lived at Norley Park after they were married  
Cliff returned from the war in 1945, and lived at Norley Park  
Subsequently Norley Park was the home of Keith and Joan Smith, Margaret and Duncan for a few years after the war