Dunnottar plaque

By Ainslie Reid

MEMBERS from three generations of the Fullerton family gathered together on Saturday December 3, 2022 at “Dunnottar” on Fullerton’s Road Glasshouse Mountains, for the unveiling of a memorial plaque.

In 1914, Robert and Isabella Fullerton and family settled in the Glasshouse Mountains on their selection near the base of Mount Ngungun. The property was named ‘Dunnottar’ as the shape of the mountain reminded Isabella of the historical Castle at Dunnottar Rock in Scotland, which was near their home in Stonehaven.

In 2011, the descendants of Robert and Isabella Fullerton and their nine children celebrated the centenary of their arrival in Queensland from Scotland. After this event it was decided to create a memorial to the Fullerton family to acknowledge the family’s settlement and contributions the Glasshouse Mountains district. The family was significantly involved with the Queensland pineapple industry, the cultural and the sporting facilities of the Glasshouse Mountains and district communities. This involvement has continued through the generations.

The plaque was unveiled by Mrs Dell Stokes (nee Fullerton) who is the oldest of Robert and Isabella’s surviving grandchildren. The Australian and Scottish flags were raised by Zali and Jade Fullerton, great grandchildren of Robert and Isabella.