Mayes Cottage is a nineteenth century house museum located in Kingston a suburb of Logan City not far from us. It was built in 1887 by the Mayes family. It was originally called 'Pleasant Place'. We went there for a photo shoot with our camera club. One of our members is a descendent of the Mayes family, I found that very interesting.
John and Emily Mayes and two children arrived from England in 1871. They took up 321 acres of land and tried all different types of agriculture but eventually sold the timber from the land.Their family increased and they endured many pioneering hardships.