Booubyjan Homestead, Goomeri, Qld
Clement and Paul Lawless came from County Cork, Ireland, to Australia in 1840. After acquiring properties in the Hunter River region, New South Wales, then the Moreton Bay district, Queensland, the brothers sought a selection in south-eastern Queensland. With the help of a Brisbane River Aboriginal guide, Jacky, they navigated their way through to Goomeri (about an hour west of Gympie) where in 1847 they started the Booubyjan property.

Paul returned to Ireland in 1855, married Ellen Nash of Dunloe in 1858, and brought her to Australia in 1859. After six years of marriage and four children, Paul's health was failing so the family returned to Ireland in the hope of a recovery. Unfortunately Paul succumbed to his long illness in August, 1865. His widow took the family back to Booubyjan later that year, and in 1873, Clement sold his share of Booubyjan to her.

Paul and Ellen's descendants have lived on and managed Booubyjan continuously to the present. The property remains a working cattle station and, by appointment, visitors can tour the homestead, including the original buildings that Clement and Paul built from ironbark slabs.

— Cinnamon van Reyk, Curator, National Museum of Australia
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