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Qualtrough, William (1823-70): William Qualtrough arrived in Sydney in 1849. He moved to Brisbane and married Elizabeth Matilda Wade in 1851. William was a blacksmith but gained an interest in purchasing land. The last allotment he brought was 18 acres in what is known today as Woolloongabba. This is where Qualtrough Street stands today and it is named after William. He died of dropsy (edema) in August 1870 at his residence in Stanley Street, South Brisbane.