|McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1907
|Patrick McMahon Glynn_Letters to his family (1874-1927) [Gerald Glynn O'Collins]
|McMahon Glynn, Patrick
|Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland
|work, account of Brisbane, family
3 June 1907
My dear Mother
I have been here for eight days, on the occasion of the Conference
on general matters, of the Premiers of the States. We have
been trying to settle the Rivers question, in which at present the three
States are at issue on two points—the depth to be provided by locking
and the maximum tolls. We have to resume a discussion, commenced
in Brisbane, on Thursday in Sydney and then I hope to get
back to Adelaide.
This place is semi-tropical: soft, balmy air when fine, and
leaden, dead, atmosphere when wet. It is very picturesquely situated
on a series, or group of Hills, with Ranges, on three parts of the
horizon, in the distance. The weather in winter is usually very still
and fine; but we struck three wet days. At their Race Meeting on
Saturday one of the winning Horses was owned by a De Burg Perse,
one of the Perses of, I think, Moyo.
I saw Aunt Lizzie on my way here. She complains of Rheumatism,
but seemed otherwise well. I telephoned to Fanny Shackell (Glynn) who said she was laid up, in fact she thought breaking up.
She has had a very strenuous life. I must try to see her on my way
This place has great undeveloped Resources, but the climate is
too tropical for my taste. The Winter is usually very bright and mild,
but except in the mountains in higher Country, the air is not keen
enough for vigour.
I hope you are all well. Abbie and the children were allright
when I saw them 12 days ago. With love to all your affectionate Son
P McM Glynn