CHRISTIAN POULSEN: Said to be from Aalborg and born about 1887. Parents were Niels Poulson (b 5.5.1854) & Larsina Olsen (b 25.7.1856). Children were: Paul, emigrated to USA. Never married: Twins, Yens & Kirstine: Christain, emigrated to Australia, married Kath (?): Jorgen, emigrated to USA. Married & divorced, no children: Petrine, never married: Dorthea, emigrated to Australia, married James Tooney:: Neils, emigrated to the USA, married Egon, divorced.
Christian Poulsen had the following children Cynthia, Audrey Lillian, Pamela, Robert and Eileen. He was a successful fisherman operating out of Gladstone, Queensland. He obtained a sub-lease of a turtle soup processing factory on Heron Island in 1932. But could see better opportunities and set about changing the factory into a small tourist resort. This was built up over the years. He was lost at sea in 1947 and the family ran the resort until 1980 when the P&O Group purchased all the shares. Today it is aworld class resort, all due to Captain Christian Poulsen from Denmark. I want to acknowledge this man in a historical video I intend to produce (financed out of my own pocket. I am very keen to trace his birthplace and obtain photographs or a video sequence to be included in the proposed video. I am also seeking any descendants who might have photographs of Christian as a youngster.
Larsina Olsen had a sister, Kirsten Katrine (Katherine)(b 1862) who married Peder Kjeldgaard.The children were Kirsten and Anders (Anders died aged 20 of TB). Peder had a brewery at Fjerrirslev. When he died Kirsten ran the business. eventually gifted to the town as a museum. This may be the Bryggergardens Museum ?
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated so as I can give Captain Christian Poulsen his rightful place in Queensland history.
Regards, Walter Deas.