Henry Tippler

Tipplers family name

You’ve probably seen the name Tippler around the broadwater or on maps & charts but ever wondered why all of these things are named Tippler’s?

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In the late 1800s Moreton Bay was heavily involved in Oyster farming and the Tippler family were one of the families that farmed the area.  The industry peaked around the turn of the century just after Stradbroke island split into North & South at the Jumpinpin bar (Read the story here).

Henry Tippler is considered to be one of the pioneers of the oyster farming industry and as such, has become a name synonymous with Stradbroke Island.

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