OLIVE REUNION: Stewart, Les, Allan, Doug, Col, Kenny and Denis Oliver.
OLIVE REUNION: Stewart, Les, Allan, Doug, Col, Kenny and Denis Oliver.

Generations of Olives

DINGO will come alive with the history of the Olive family this weekend.

A reunion will be held at Dingo Racecourse for members of the family.

Susan Olive said it would be an important event for the family.

"It will be a great day,” she said.

"Over 100 descendants from Stewart and Bonnie Olive will be in attendance.”

The Olive family has a vast history in Central Queensland.

The family business, S T Olive & Sons, based in Dingo, is a leading provider of top-quality and affordable timber in Queensland.

Born in 1911, Stewart Thomas Olive, the sixth child to John Olive and Eve Victoria McLaren grew up in the region and with his family, spent his younger years travelling around Central Queensland.

He married Bonnie Bunt in 1937 in Barcaldine and from there the pair moved to Blackwater.

The family lived in many towns across Central Queensland and in 1959 moved to Dingo.

This allowed Stewart to be closer to larger timber properties.

It was here that the family forged their legacy.

Susan said the reunion will enable younger members of the family to connect for the first time.

"Some of the younger members of the family haven't met each other,” she said.

"The reunion will provide an opportunity for them all to get in touch.”

On Sunday an open day will be held at Dingo Racecourse.

Friends of the Olive family are welcome to stop by to see the family, browse photo albums and admire old equipment.


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