I am presuming this list of original pioneers of the Limestone Plains was compiled at the opening of old parliament house but I could be wrong. Regardless the article lists the name, age and occupation of early settlers to the Canberra district from the 1830's.
Old Canberra names like Gale, McKeachenie, Campbell, Southwell, Shumack, Wright, Curley, Southwell, Gallager, Blundell, Mayo, Mclaughlan, Moore, Mcdonald, Webb, Cameron and Kaye...
The Canberra Times - Friday 13 May 1927
National Library of Australia