|Obituary of Adam
Death of North Coast Resident, Mr A. Pringle.
Obituary of Amy
Woombye February 24. 1938.
Mr Adam Pringle, an old and respected resident of Woombye, who had been ill for some time, died yesterday afternoon. Born in Berkshire [sic], Scotland, 73 years ago, he was 18 years old when he came to Queensland.
He first worked in the sugar industry on the Coomera River and then removed to the Samsonvale District. In the North Pine District in 1892, he married Miss Amy Skerman.
They later removed to Bundaberg where the remained for 9 years and in 1900 they came to the Woombye District where the late Mr. Pringle and his sons successfully carried on Mixed Farming, Dairying and Pineapple growing.
Although in recent years Mr. Pringle had lived in semi-retirement, he still took an active interest in his Farm and assisted his sons on their own Farms. He was keenly interested in Cricket, Football and other Sports. He was a good Rifle Shot, being one of the Founders of Rifle Shooting on the North Coast.
(Before WW1, the Woombye Rifle Club was formed. The Rifle Range was set out in Adam Pringle's Paddock, with the Targets in front of an extensive thick vine Scrub along Paynter's Creek. The Pringle sons were Foundation Members of the Alexandra Headland Life Saving Club in the 1920s).
Besides his wife, he leaves six sons—Messrs Fred James of Roma and Dalby, James Percy, John A., W.E., R.A. and G.A. Pringle of Woombye, and two daughters—Mesdames E. Brook and A. Mawbey. Two brothers who arrived In Australia with him pre-deceased him, and two brothers and a step-sister still reside in Scotland.
Footnote:— I have been told that Adam and family and indeed, the farmers in the District made a wine out of the Pineapples. It was known as “Hen Wine”. This was because when you drank it, you lay (down).
The death occurred on Wednesday of Mrs. Amy Constance Chesher Pringle, relict of the late Mr. Adam Pringle, of Woombye, at the age of 81 years.
Born at Woody Point, the late Mr Pringle came with her husband to Paynter Creek, where they selected land, in 1900. They were amongst the earliest pioneers of the district. On this home site the deceased had continued to reside.
The late Mrs. Pringle was actively associated with the Methodist Church, and also an enthusiastic worker for the Red Cross Society, particularly in the First World War. She also assisted in the work of the same objective in the Second World War. Her husband predeceased her 12 years ago. The interests of her home and family were ever her especial care.
Surviving her are her six sons, Messrs Fred (Pomona), Percy (Woombye), George (Maroochydore) John (Woombye) William (Coolum), and Robert (Woombye), and two daughters, Mrs. E. Brook (Diddillibah) and Mrs. Alan Mawbey (Shorncliffe); also 20 grand children and two great grandchildren.