Darcy and Polly Shuttlewood purchased the original cane farm adjacent to the old Eimeo Road in 1939. On the death of their father in 1942, Norm Shuttlewood took over running the farm with his younger brother Teddy. Later, youngest brother Clive joined them on the farm and the brothers expanded, purchasing an adjacent farm. Decades later, the current Mackay Bucasia road linking the city with the Northern Beaches carved right through the original property. The family subsequently developed Golf Link Heights on the western side of that new road. Norm together with wife Joyce remained on the farm for over 60 years. They were both actively involved in what was then a very small community drawn from families living at Eimeo, Bucasia, Shoal Point, Blacks Beach and the cane farms extending from the beaches back to the Shuttlewood property. Kerrisdale Estate is currently run and managed by the 7 children of Joyce and Norm Shuttlewood.
How did my street get its name?
- Norwood Parade: Named after the land owner Norman Shuttlewood, chosen by his wife Joyce.
- Kerrisdale Crescent: Named after Lawrence Kerrisdale Whitehead, father of Joyce.
- Roma Court: For Nancy Roma Duffy, nee Shuttlewood, only sister of Norman.
- Maryvale Circuit: Birthplace of Grace Whitehead nee Malone, mother of Joyce.
- Clive Court: Youngest brother of Norman.
- Camellen Street: Contraction of Cameron and Ellen, grandchildren of Joyce and Norman.
- Bensara Street: Contraction of Ben and Sara, grandchildren of Joyce and Norman.
- Eleanor Parade: First name of Joyce Shuttlewood.
- Darcy Boulevard: Darcy and Polly Shuttlewood purchased the original farm in 1939.
- Pamela Street: Pamela Crawford nee Shuttlewood, niece of Norman; grew up on the farm.
- Brentine Street: Contraction of Christine and Brendan, grandchildren of Joyce and Norman.
- Jackman Court: Mary Grace Adams nee Jackman born Torquay Devon,
Great grandmother of Norman.
- Pellage Court: Mary Ellen Pellage (Polly) Shuttlewood 1894-1996, who lived just a bit further up the hill from 1939 until shortly before her death.
- Drayton Street: William Shuttlewood settled in Drayton in 1849 and was elected to the first Toowoomba Council in 1861.
- Almora Drive: Alfred Henry Hill (Harry) Adams of Torquay, England arrived in Mackay on the Almora from Plymouth in 1883. He was the father of Polly and grandfather of Norman.
- Cassley Street: Contraction of Cassandra and Ashley, grandchildren of Joyce and Norman.
- Teddy Street: Brother of Norman who worked on the farm until his premature death.
- Tarman Way: Much loved family Dalmatian dog.
- Mod Crescent: M O’D
- Yea Court: Birthplace in Victoria of Lawrence Kerrisdale Whitehead, father of Joyce Shuttlewood
- Bingera Street: Where Norman Shuttlewood spent his early years (Bundaberg region)
- Glasgow Street: Birthplace of Norman’s maternal grandmother Elizabeth Adams (nee Stevenson)
- Wanata Street: The ship Edward Malone came to Australia on from Cork (ex London) 2 Nov 1862 to Moreton Bay 14 Feb 1863 – maternal great grandfather of Joyce Shuttlewood