Pyramids In The Pacific  

The Unwritten History Of Australia

Chapter 9

"The Colony of Ham"

Ancient Miners of Toowoomba

O Tyre, you have said

'I am perfect in beauty'

Your borders are in the heart of the seas...

Persia and Lud and Put were in your army

as your men of war...

Tarshish trafficked with you because of

your great wealth of every kind;

silver, iron, tin and lead they exchanged for

your wares...

You were in Eden, the garden of God;

every precious stone was your covering

Ezekiel 27: 3-4, 10, 12; 28:13.

Chapter 9 Images

Canaanite-Phoenician Inscription

Found by Rex Gilroy

Down the coast from Tin Can Bay lies Brisbane. Here the river of that name flows inland from the coast to the turn northward near Ipswich. North of Ipswich it branches off to become Bremer River to flow through Plainlands, Lowood and Gatton about 80 km from Ipswich.

Until the coming of the railway in the 1870's bought faster transportation of goods to the city, steamers made regular trips up the Brisbane River to Ipswich, to collect ore from the mines and farm produce from Toowoomba and the Darling Downs beyond. The Toowoomba district, besides gold, silver and lead is rich in tin and gemstones such as Olivine crystals, sapphires, garnets, zircons, agate and jasper.

There are also numerous signs that the district was mined in antiquity.

Traces of open-cut tin mining occur around Toowoomba and Phoenician rock inscriptions have been found in the vicinity of remnants of ancient shrines at Lowood, while other inscribed stones have been recovered around the former shoreline of an extinct lake system once fed by the Bremer River at Plainlands and which probably drained away about the same time as the Tin Can Bay/Gympie/Murgon harbour.

I postulate that an expedition of middle-east miners, principally Phoenicians, and probably from the Gympie colony found the mouth of the Brisbane River, and sailed inland as far as the present site of Lowood, where a field search turned up gemstones, gold and tin.

They would also have been attracted to the area by the rich supply of good timber needed for ship repairs, and the fertile soil ideal for crop growing. Once word of the new discovery reached Gympie other colonists would have been dispatched, and soon miming communities were established at Plainlands, Lowood and Toowoomba.

In 1993 I learnt that a Toowoomba farmer had on his property, discovered a large sandstone 'pillar' bearing a strange relief carving. When Heather {my wife and fellow researcher} and I were shown the relic in August that year, I recognised that the carving was actually two-a serpent and a egg beneath. The Serpent and Egg was symbolic of the birth of the Sun from the Cosmic Egg and a sun worship symbol of the ancient middle-east peoples. The Serpent also stood for the Sun-God as the bringer of life on Earth.

The Egg being the Cosmic Egg laid by the Serpent, who also represented the waters; the waters representing the Mother of nature's life, the serpent being the creation. The 'pillar' once stood upright upon a platform of sandstone blocks long since crumbled away. The stone measures 2.1m long by 1.4 and 1.6m wide at the base, and 1.7m wide at the middle. The serpent and egg are carved vertically upward. The pillar comes to a rounded point, but this is partly buried in the soil. The serpent measures 70cm in length by 45cm wide across the body, and the egg is 54cm in diameter.

Sandstone Pillar

Egyptian Message

Drawing 0f Relief

The carvings are cut 12.6cm in relief out of the stone. Nearby, hidden in dense undergrowth, we found the remains of a crude stonework forming a crumbled wall. It appeared to us that the site of the 'serpent pillar' had been a ceremonial gathering place. Fate led us to stay with a farmer friend at Lowood in February 1994. Within 20 minutes of arrival at this forest covered property near the Bremer river, I left the farmhouse for a quick bushwalk before sunset. I had not left tee house 10 minutes before an impulse to leave the track I was following, led me among shrubbery.

There, lying on the ground was a hand-sized slab of sandstone, the setting sun casting shadows upon engraved symbols, which I immediately recognised as Phoenician script, I spent most of that night translating the symbols, which covered both sides of the stones. The glyphs on the topside read "Guard the shrine of Yahweh's message", and on the back "God of Gods". The inscription was old Canaanite. {Yahweh, an ancient Semetic storm god, was worshipped from around 3000 BC}

Pyramids in the Pacific Images Ch 9

Yahweh Stone


Masonic Inscription