acintosh Island Park was named after Hugh Macintosh (1857-1932), who was a chief draftsman with the Queensland Lands Department in the early 1900s. Born in Sutherland, Scotland, he migrated to Brisbane in 1865. He was involved in surveying the Gold Coast and naming many of its places.The name of the park is also linked to Robert McIntosh. According to family records, in 1860 Robert’s father-in-law, George Alexander Hope, selected this piece of land and named it after his son-in-law. Coincidently, both men who claim connection to the island had a common love of sailing. Hugh was known to enjoy recreational sailing on the Gold Coast and Robert ran a boat service between the island and Brisbane. Descendants of both men still visit the park to enjoy its hidden oasis of creeks, waterfalls, remnant rainforest and play areas.
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