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A selection of documents from the Closer (and Soldier) Settlement Files relating to the settlement of the Trawalla estate. This page belongs to the Trawalla Estate Soldier Settlers project.

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5714 P0 unit 1270 1 small.jpg APR 6 REC "Burn Brae"

Middle CreekApril 1st 1920 The DirectorCloser Settlement BoardMelbourne.Dear Sir/Re yours of March the 24th, I have the honor to report having inspected the "Trawalla Estate" in conjunction with Cr.D.McDonald of Morchap and Mr. Hugh Abbott of Learmonth.I consider the Estate eminently suitable for subdivision for Returned Soldiers. The greater portion of the Estate is undulating plains land and the soil is capable of growing good crops of wheat and oats being buck-shotty grey loam with a good clay sub-soil and is well watered by dams, bores and creeks. Its carrying capacity is well over a dry sheep to the acre My average valuation of the whole Estate is Six Pounds to Six Pounds five shillings per acre, and would recommend that if the Estate were purchased that the Homestead with abour five thousand acres of the lighter country adjoining be sold by auction, thus some-what relieving the purchase price of the balance of the property. Yours obediently,J McDonald

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5714 P0 unit 1270 2 small.jpg 31/3/1920The Secretary,CLOSER SETTLEMENT BOARD,Melbourne.Dear Sir,In reply to your letter of 24th inst on the subject of Trawalla Estate? I desire to inform that in company with Messrs D. McDonald and J. McDonald I inspected the property and consider it suitable for soldier settlement. The value placed upon it by me is £6/-/- per acre.I would suggest that the Homestead with about 10,000 acres be excised and that the Board purchase the balance.Yours faithfully,Hugh AbbottLearmonth
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5714 P0 unit 1270 3 small.jpg ENCLOSURE. No. 3.Corr. "Trawalla Estate"[?] AVOID DELAY TEAR OFFT[?]ORNER AND RETURN WITHYOUR REPLY.MB.Closer Settlement Office,MELBOURNE, 24th March 1920SIR, Re "Bridge's Trawalla Estate - 43000 acres in the parishes of Brewster, Tarawalla, Lillirie, Yangerahwill, Nanimia & Cheppstowe."As shown in red colour on plans herewith.With reference to the offer of the above-mentioned property. I have to state that the Honorable the Minister of Lands, in pursuance of Section 25 of the Discharged Soldiers' Settlement Act 1917 (copy herewith), has been pleased to appoint you Referee in connexion with the offer of the Estate, a plan of which is enclosed.The price fixed by the Board is £5-12-6 per acre, which must be regarded as strictly confidential, and you are required to report to the Minister in accordance with the Section above mentioned.The Referees may report individually, but if in agreement it is desirable that a joint report be furnished.Your Co-Referees will be Cr. D.McDonald of Morchap and Mr. J. McDonald of Middle Creek.Sent25.3 RWDYours obediently,SecretaryMr. Hugh Abbott,Learmonth1975. Similar letters to Messrs.D.McDonald and J.McDonald.
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5714 P0 unit 1270 4 small.jpg Trawalla Estate4300 acs. Trawalla etc.O.B. BallaratPlease prepare 4 sets of plans for referees.Parishes:- Brewster, Trawalla, Lillirie, Yangerahwill, Cheppstowe + Nanimia.S. Say[ ?? ]23.3.2024. plans marked + now attachedS.S. 24.5.20L.W. Please instruct referees. to report:-Mr. Hugh. Abbott – Learmonth.Mr. J. McDonald – Middle Creek.Cr. D. McDonald – Morchap.S. Say[ ?? ]Referees instructed (3) M.B.24 – 3 – 20.Mr Pescott.29.3.20
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5714 P0 unit 1270 5 small .jpg Corr. No 4-321 A4 MAR 20Memorandum forTHE STATE COMMISSIONER OF LAND TAX.RAILWAY BUILDINGS,FLINDERS STREET,MELBOURNE2/3/1920Name Estate of the Late Rear Admiral Walter B. Bridges ( Known as “Trawalla” Estate )Allotment Sec.Parish Trawalla, Lillirie, Yangerahwill, Chepstowe, Nanimia, Brewster Area – A. 42000 (more or less) R. P. Volume FolioWould the Commissioner of Land Tax be good enough to favour the Closer Settlement Board with any official valuations he may possess or with the value appearing in the Land Tax Register, in reference to the above-mentioned property, which has been offered to the Board for purchase?JAS. W. BUTLERSecretaryper D42396 acresCapital Value£239281R. M. WELDON [Illegible signature ] 22.3.20Commissioner of TaxesMAR 24 REC4706.
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5714 P0 unit 1270 6 small.jpg 4321A Trawalla Estate ( Bridges )43,000 acresBrewster, Trawalla, Chepstowe, Lillirie, Yangerahwill + Nanimia Valuer. Report. Excl.Bldgs. Buildings Aver. p.a. Total. . price p.a. per acre Total. M.C. Williams Unfav. £5-13-7 1/5 £3,000 £5-15/- £247,250. Shire Ripon. Fav ---- ---- ---- £5-15/- £247,250. B.V. Gardiner “ (Cond.) £5-7-1 3/7 £7,712 £5-10-8. £237933-6-8 I.V. Dobson Fav. ---- ---- not stated. £6. £258,000 I.V. Walker “ £4-18-8 6/4 £13,600 £5-5/- £225,750 S.S.B Read. Unfav. £5-5-4 4/8 £10,000. £5-10/- £236,500Mean Value ( excl. bldgs.. ) £ per acre.Mean Value £5-12-7 p.a. £242,054-3-4
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5714 P0 unit 1270 7 small.jpg TELEPHONE NOSOFFICES 153PRIVATE RESIDENCE 154[ Coat of Arms text ]ReferenceBANK OF AUSTRALASIABALLARATChas Walker & CoAuctioneers and General Agents.21 Lydiard Street South.Opposite Craig’s Hotel. Ballarat 2nd. March 1920VICTORIA AUSTRALIAThe Chief ValuerCloser Settlement Board,Public Offices,MELBOURNEDear Sir,Re. Trawalla.I beg respectfully to enclose herewith valuation and plans.Yours faithfully,Charles Walker
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5714 P0 unit 1270 8 small.jpg 4321A4-2-20THE DISCHARGED SOLDIERS' SETTLEMENT ACT.Acquisition of Land for the Purpose of Settlement of Discharged Soldiers.Report on "Bridges" Trawalla Estate offered by Late Admiral Bridges Per Ex 43000 acres, being Allotments Various Section _____ Parish Brewster, Trawalla, Lillierie, Yangerahwill, Chepptowe, Nanimia and coloured pink on accompanying plan. Date of inspection 9th February 1920 and other dates Distance from nearest market town Trawalla 3 miles, Beaufort 4 Ballarat 24 Distance from nearest railway station Trawalla 4 miles homestead Distance from seaboard Geelong 80 miles Distance from metropolis Melbourne 98 miles Description of roads leading to property close to main roads Beaufort Ballarat but numerous other good approaches Are adjoining lands occupied? Yes but mainly by very large holdings Is district agricultural, pastoral, or fruit- Pastoral but suitable for many other purposes growing? such as mixed farming Ruling price of similar land in the locality say £5/-/- Date of latest sale and price obtained Part of Trawalla South of Mt. Emu £5/-/- Is land level, hilly, or undulating? Largely undulating Is any portion liable to flooding or in need of Yes about 6000 acres mostly Lillerie drainage? Depth and character of soil generally a grey nature similar to ordinary Plains country but more undulating Character of subsoil Mostly of clay nature.
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5714 P0 unit 1270 9 small.jpg 2. What is land chiefly adapted for? sheep farming but should do fairly well for Mixed farming Is the land healthy? Yes Area timbered and kind of timber mostly native trees with shelter belts and plantations about the buildings Area uncleared and cost of clearing same for sheep it is well cleared and much of it could be used for cultivation at small cost Area under grass and description of grasses native Area cleared for ploughing only for station use but much of it could be put under cultivation forthwith Area that can be cultivated probably two thirds Grazing capacity per acre barely one sheep Area under cultivation, and description of crops only for home use Estimated yield per acre of crops Hay up to say two tons, oats about 30 bushels, wheat 15 to 18 bushels Is land suitable for crops other than those most crops could be grown grown? If so, specify Is land easily worked? Yes it could be made so Stock on land at present I understand about 40000 sheep besides station cattle and horses but principally sheep Is such stock in good condition? Yes they carry good condition Estimated rental value about 5/- an acre for grass No. of paddocks about 80 besides small ones near [buildings?]
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5714 P0 unit 1270 10 small.jpg 3 Fencing, chains and description, and value mainly post and wire and much wire netting Buildings, specify value and condition of Mens quarters etc say 500, W/B cottage near each Homestead 200, W/B cottage near Mount 200, wool shed and Quarters 1500, Managers house & outbuildings 1200. Main residence & Grounds 10000. total £13600/-/- No. of dams and wells and value water supply from dams etc in each paddock good Permanent streams, springs, or other water besides Emu Creek which runs through supply Special improvements, if any Many special improvements such as weirs, fords, bridges, culverts, plantations Is land infested with rabbits or other vermin? No well kept under and no really bad cover for them. Is land infested with ferns, Canadian thistle, blackberry, or other noxious weeds, and No if so to what extent? Climate first class for all farming Rainfall about 26 inches well spread Facilities for obtaining firewood and fencing good and building material Time present owner has held the land Probably half a century in same family Wilson-Bridges Does owner reside on property? If not, who It is in the hands of Trustees. The family lives is in occupation, and under what tenancy here as a country residence and rental? Probable earnings per annum I estimate 20000 a year Could the property be readily sold or leased at yes either as a whole or in portions your valuation in average seasons? Demand existing for small farms in neighborhood No small farms but they would sell well. Do you consider land suitable for subdivision? If so, in what areas and for what purposes? Yes. The Government plans should be a good (Submit rough plan, showing proposed piliminary guide. subdivision, with your valuations marked on each allotment.)
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5714 P0 unit 1270 11 small.jpg Signature needs transcribing. 4 If the property is of uneven quality, state area fairly even with the exceptions named and value of the different portions Opportunities for outside employment in At present not much demand in the neighbourhood immediate locality Do you recommend the purchase for the Yes settlement of returned soldiers? Average value of the property as a whole, £5/5/- five pounds five shillings an acre including all improvements, and at per acre Indicate any special features and particulars The main buildings are particularly good and which may be of value costly but in use of subdivision their value would not nearly be in keeping with their cost, though there is much of it that could be worked up for farm buildingsGENERAL REMARKS-I know this country well and have for many years past been successfully working similar land only one station away from it. A man with the necessary knowledge and will and put on under favourable conditions should make a good living from about four hundred acres.Charles WalkerSworn Valuator
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5714 P0 unit 1270 12 small.jpg Gardiner14-1-20 THE DISCHARGED SOLDIERS' SETTLEMENT ACTS. Acquisition of Land for the Purpose of Settlement [ of ] Discharged Soldiers. Report on “Trawalla” Estate offered by Late Admiral Bridges [ ?? ] [ 43000 – struck out ] (42700) acres, being Allotments ______ Section _____ Parish Various (see plan [ )? ] Brewster, Chepstowe, Lillirie, Nanimia, Yangerahwill, Trawalla and coloured pink on accompanying plan. Date of inspection Jan 20th 1920 Distance from nearest market town Ballarat 28 miles Distance from nearest railway station Adjacent to Trawalla Station Distance from seaboard 57 miles Distance from metropolis 102 miles Description of roads leading to property Fronting the Ballarat – Beaufort Main Road. Property is intersected by three Made Roads. Skipton Lake Goldsmith Beaufort Road on West Side Are adjoining lands occupied? Yes - Is district agricultural, pastoral, or fruit- growing? Agricultural and Pastoral Ruling price of similar land in the locality £4/10/- to £8 per acre Date of latest sale and price obtained 464 acres on S.W. corner of property was sold to a neighbour 18 months ago @ £5 per ac Is land level, hilly, or undulating? Part Hilly, Part Undulating and a considerable area flat country Is any portion liable to flooding or in need of drainage? About 10000 acres rather flattish country portion of which is subject to periodic inundation Depth and character of soil Mostly granite and Basaltic country. Northern (N.W.) end auriferous Small area Volcanic being good grazing and part cultivation which is confined to Creek Banks and S.W. corner. Soil – grey loam, clay gravel. Crabholey tight land. Swampy in parts Character of subsoil Clay, loam. Rocks (basalt [ rest of page damaged – text fragmentary ]
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5714 P0 unit 1270 13 small.jpg 2. What is land chiefly adapted for? Portion grazing Portion Mixed farming Is the land healthy? Good sheep country Area timbered and kind of timber About 600 acres Native timber, Parklike About 250 acres Plantations of Gums & Wattles And a few trees scattered generally over the property (lightwood, Box, Stringy Bark + Red + [ illegible ] (Honeysuckle) gums Area uncleared and cost of clearing same No clearing required the whole of the timber being necessary for shelter and firewood Area under grass and description of grasses 42640 acres. All natural pasturage. Rather coarse grasses, very little of the more succulent grasses such as Burr, trefoil and other clovers. A little Artificial grasses around the homestead Area cleared for ploughing About 24,000 acres forthwith Area that can be cultivated About 33,000 acres when draining, clearing of surface stones etc has been done Grazing capacity per acre 1 sheep (good) Area under cultivation, and description of cropsSixty acres Rape 4 acres Potatoes. Estimated yield per acre of crops - Is land suitable for crops other than those grown? If so, specify Wheat, Oats, Barley, Rape, Peas, Maize, Potatoes on a few places where the land is above the average quality Is land easily worked? Being crabholey tight land generally the land will be somewhat difficult to break [ ?? ] The granity soil is easier land to work. Stock on land at present About 37,000 sheep 650 Cattle including calves 80 horses Is such stock in good condition? Generally good. Lambs looking somewhat on the poor side (dry feed) condition Estimated rental value 5/6 per acre - grazing No. of paddocks Seventy two
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5714 P0 unit 1270 14 small.jpg 3 [ Fen ]cing, chains and description, and value About 21,000 chains P + W, fair order £8,4[ 00 ] “ 2,500 “ wire netting 2, 00[ 0 ] £10, 40[ 0 ] Buildings, specify value and condition of As per list herewith - £7,712 No. of dams and wells and value 68 Dams 1000 yds average [ £3,400 – struck out ] £3,40[ 0 ] 5 Bores Windmills, Piping, Tanks etc Piping 75[ 0 ] Permanent streams, springs, or other water supply Emu Creek, Spring Creek, Reedy Creek Special improvements, if any 2 Sheep Dips + yards £100 7 sets of Drafting yards 300 Bridges, Culverts + Fords across Creeks 300 Is land infested with rabbits or other vermin? There are a few Rabbits chiefly on boundaries Is land infested with ferns, Canadian thistle, blackberry, or other noxious weeds, and if so to what extent? No. land fairly free from all noxious weeds. There are a few thistles Climate Reliable. A rather cold winter climate Rainfall Twenty six Inches average Facilities for obtaining firewood and fencing and building material Limited supply of firewood on property A good district for timber requirements and firewood Time present owner has held the land About 36 years Does owner reside on property? If not, who is in occupation, and under what tenancy and rental? Yes. (Mrs Bridges) Probable earnings per annum £33,500 gross worked as a Station property. Probably increased if cut into small holdings Could the property be readily sold or leased at your valuation in average seasons? Problematical Demand existing for small farms in neighborhood Fair in past years. A keen demand now existing from District Soldiers [ Do y ]ou consider land suitable for subdivision? [ If s]o, in what areas and for what purposes? [ (S ]ubmit rough plan, showing proposed subdivision, with your valuations marked on each allotment.) Yes. From 450 to 650 acres or an average of 600 acres over property Would cut into about [ ?? ] Maximum area [ rest of page damaged – text fragmented or missing ]
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5714 P0 unit 1270 15 small.jpg 4 [ If ]the property is of uneven quality, state area and value of the different portions 4,200 acres @ 7/-/- per ac £29,400 18,550 do @ 5/10/- “ “ 102,025 17400 “ @ 4/5/- “ “ 73, 950 2,550 “ @ 3/3/- “ “ 8,032 [ If an orchard property state separately (a) Value of orchard (b) Value of unplanted area (c) Value of all improvements – all struck out ] [ Headings: ] 1st Class 2nd Class 3rd Class 4th C[ lass ] Parish of Trawalla 550 ac 2800 ac 500 ac 125[ ? ] “ Brewster 300 “ 10500 “ 950 “ 25[ ?? ] “ Chepstowe nil 1500 “ 2500 “ n[ il ] “ Lillirie nil 2250 “ 10900 “ “8[ ?? ] “ Nanimia 1100 “ 300 “ 100 “ n[ il ] “ Yangerhwill 2250 “ 1200 “ 2450 “ 200[ ? ] Opportunities for outside employment in neighbourhood Stations, Farms, Road Work Do you recommend the purchase for the settlement of returned soldiers? Yes. If cut into farms of an average size of about 600 acres Freehold value of the property as a whole, including all improvements, and at per acre. Value of crop or fallow not to be included £236,369 = £5.10.8 per acre Capital Value Total value of Imprvmts £22,962. [ Improvem – struck out ] Buildings valued on a Utility basis for removal etc. Value of crop (if any) – to be separately stated and not included in value of land 60 acres Rape Fodder crop eaten off 4 acres Potatoes, unmatured not valued Value of fallow (if any) - to be separately stated and not included in value of land No fallow Indicate any special features and particulars which may be of value There is a Church on this property. I did not value same - GENERAL REMARKS- The area of this property was given at 43,000 acres The Manager (Mr Gibson) stated that the total area was approximately 42[ 700? ] I checked the Parish allots and could only get about 41,000 acres. I h[ ?? ] based my calculations on Mr Gibson’s figures viz 42,700 acres. If any adjust[ ment ] required it would not effect [ sic ] the average price on a per acre basis. The Plans [ ?? ] me were incomplete the Parish of Trawalla not being included. I had to obt[ ain ] same from the Lands Office, Ballarat. Allots 85, 105, 106, 107 Parish of Chepst[ owe ] Area 464 acres has been sold at a previous date. There is a limited area o[ f ] Agricultural land the major portion of the Estate consisting of light lan[ d? ] being crabholey clayey loam and gravel with smaller areas of s[ ?? ] and also light auriferous land and swampy land. There is a consi[ ?? ] area of rather flat badly drained land. This portion lies in the cent[ ?? ] Property and is subject to periodic inundation from the overflowing [ of? ] Mt. Emu Creek in abnormally wet seasons. A very limited area of prod[ ?? ] land is to be found on this lowlying area. Extensive draining will be req[ uired ? ] to improve this area. It may also prove difficult to obtain suitable building sites [on? ] every block. Altho there is no rich land the property is fairly uniform [ for? ] such a large holding. There is practically no waste land. Even the s[ ?? ] grow rough grasses. The poorest land lies to the north west of Homestead [ and ? ] on the Northerly slopes of Mt. Emu. The best land is on the South west an[ ?? ] The pasturage is practically uniform throughout consisting mainly of [ the rest of the page is damaged and the text too fragmented ] [ Extra text in margin: ] X About 3500 acres of the Langi Kal Kal Estate on the N.E. This land lies between Railway lines [ ?? ] It is good Agricultural land. Red [ ?? ]
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5714 P0 unit 1270 16 small.jpg Trawalla EstateList and Valuation of Buildings etc --- House 34R + conveniences, 2 story Brick, slate roof. (B.U.V) 2000 0 Large Stables, Motor Garage and other buildings being part brick, iron, wood, Slate + iron roofing (B.U.V.) 700 - Various other miscellaneous small buildings in Garden, Brick (B.U.V.) 120 - - Milking shed, Brick, iron roof and yards 45 - - 2 small HW. Buildings with iron roof in Grounds 25 - - Ram Sheds (two) HW. iron roof + yards 40 - - Large Woolshed Part stone and iron, iron roof (B.U.V.) 1450 - - Men’s Quarters at Woolshed ( 5 Buildings) B.U.V) 920 - - Boundary Rider’s House (Lillirie) + Stable, old bldg. 250 - - Large Hay Shed, open sides, Platform, wood, iron roof 85 - - Cottage (Head Gardener) 6R. HW. iron roof 85 - - Chaffhouse + Engine Room WB. iron roof (B.U.V) 125 - - Manager’s House 12 R HW. iron roof, old. (B.U.V.) 370 - - Store, rough Stone walls, iron roof, old. (BUV.) 80 - - Cottage (Lodge Gate) WB. iron roof, 6R fair order 210 - - Draught Horse Stables and Cart Shed at Back, (BUV.) 200 - - Station Hands Quarters, Brick, iron roof (BUV.) 310 - - Blacksmith + Carpenter’s shops (3) old bldg. (BUV) 70 - - Meat House 10/-/- Dog Kennels 8/-/- (BUV.) 18 - - 4 small wooden buildings, iron roof, old 56 - - Slaughter House 10/-/- No 2 Meat-House 20/-/- 30 - - Boundary Rider’s House (N.) HW. iron roof + shed. ditto. 190 - - Boundary Rider’s House (Mt Emu) WB. iron roof. new. 215 - - . £7,712 - -Please note B.U.V. stands for breaking up valueJohn H. GardinerJany 27th 1920
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5714 P0 unit 1270 17 small.jpg 4[ ?? ]THE DISCHARGED SOLDIERS' SETTLEMENT ACTS. Acquisition of Land for the Purpose of Settlement of Discharged Soldiers. Replies to questions furnished by the Shire of Ripon – Beaufort regarding ‘Trawalla’ Estate offered by ---Bridges 43,000 acres, being allotments ---- Section ---- Parish. Has the land been inspected by the Council’s Committee? Yes Inspected on 24-1-20. What does the Council consider a fair price? £5-15 Is the portion liable flooding or in need of drainage? No Character of soil [ ? ] Loam. Buckshot + Clay. What is the land chiefly adapted for? Mixed FarmingIs land healthy? Yes Estimated rental value 5/9 Is land infested with ferns, Canadian thistle, blackberry, or other noxious weeds; and if so, to what extent? No Could property be readily sold or leased at the Council’s valuation in average seasons? Yes Is the land considered suitable for subdivision? If so, in what areas and for what purpose? Yes. From 350 acres up to 600 Is the purchase recommended for the settlement of Returned Soldiers? Yes Average value of the property as a whole, including all improvements, and at per acre. £5-15 Estimated expenditure (if any) necessary to put improvements in a proper state of repair? Nil. Indicate any special features and particulars which may be of value Good Rly Communications. Good Roads Well watered by creeks, well fenced.Signature Norman B Acting Secretary Shire o[ f ] RiponDated 24-1-20 JAN 27 RECNoted E.E. 28-1-20
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5714 P0 unit 1270 18 small.jpg Coat of arms LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY VICTORIASTATE PARLIAMENT HOUSEMELBOURNE12.1.2[ ?5 ]J. J. Butler Esq.SectyCloser Settlement BoardDear Sir,Re Trawalla EstateI beg to enclose latter I have received from the Ripon Branch of the Soldiers’ League re this property to be considered by your Board.[ ?Yrs sinly? ][ Signature illegible ]
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5714 P0 unit 1270 19 small.jpg Ripon Branch, Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia.Executive.-President : Mr. G. Smith (Chute), Vice-President : Mr. S. Young (Beaufort). Committee : Messers. F. Cowling (Lexington).F. Grayling (Lexington), T. B. Prentice (Beaufort), I. T. McErvlae (Chute), W. Brown (Chepstowe), J. R. McErvale (Snake Valley),Hon. Secretary : Mr. E. S. Buchanan (Beaufort).BEAUFORT,9th January 1920The Hon Sir A. J. Peacock M. L. A.,State Parliament House,Melbourne.Dear Sir/Yours of the 2nd inst to hand containing the gratifying news that the Trawalla Estate had been placed under offer to the Closer Settlement Board for three months from the 5th inst.Our Branch is very much indebted to you for the keen interest you have taken in our movement to secure land for returned soldier land applicant & on its behalf I again extend the thanks of the Branch for your energy & attention to our interests.Providing the price is not excessive the offer is a grand opportunity for the estate to acquire a desirable property most suitable for soldiers. We think a fair price ranges from £ 5/12/6 to £6. As a further example of the demand for land here a block of ground bare of improvements save fencing & previously a portion of Trawalla Estate has just been leased by Public Auction for 3 years for mixed farming at 16/- per acre (possibly only two crops) owing mainly to the competition of returned soldiers.Yours faithfully,E. S. BuchananHon Sec.
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5714 P0 unit 1270 20 small.jpg CABLES: “RIGGALL, MELBOURNE” TELEPHONES CENTRAL 7 & 8BLAKE & RIGGALLW. RIGGALL. C.E. JOLLIFFEL.K.S. MACKINNON. E.W. OUTHWAITE.F.P. BRETT JOHN TURNBULL120 William Street,Melbourne.S.W.5th January 1920[ Written over list of Partners: ] The Secretary Closer Settlement Board 6-1-1920Hon. Donald Mackinnon,State [ Selbourne Chambers – struck out ] Lands OfficeDear Sir,Trawalla EstateYou are aware that Mrs. Bridges, the Executrix of the Will of Admiral Bridges, (who owned this Estate), has no power to sell without the concurrence of her son, Captain Bridges, to whom it comes at her death.As the Lands Purchase Board and Beaufort Repatriation [ Board – struck out ]Committee were both advised, Captain Bridges, because of injuries received on active service during the late War was forbidden by the Doctors to deal with any business question, and in consequence could not be consulted on the subject.He has now, however, returned to Victoria sufficiently recovered to deal with it, and has consented to Trawalla being offered by his mother for soldier settlement.Admiral Bridges had no wish to sell the Estate, which was the family home, but, shortly before his death, to provide land for Returned Soldiers, offered it to the Government at a price for which he would not have sold in the ordinary way.The Government did not accept the offer, and his Executrix considers that in offering it now against her own personal inclina-
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5714 P0 unit 1270 21 small.jpg BLAKE & RIGGALL-2-tion but in response to the strongly expressed wish of the District Repatriation Committee and Returned Soldiers League, she would place on it what she considers to be the present value if sold in the usual way in the open market, at its real worth as a Station.We are therefore instructed to offer it at £7 per acre.If it were sold in the usual way, the buyer would also take the stock at its value, but, as the Government will not do so, and there is a drought on, - and no present prospect of selling - apart from the land – such a large high class flock as it carries, except at a great sacrifice, the date of possession cannot now be fixed.To give the Government ample time to consider the offer, and to make any valuation it wishes, it will remain open for three months, if required.Yours faithfully,Blake + RiggallBy directionAck estate matter will receive immediate attentionJas W Bentley8/1/20Messrs Blake + RiggallSo advised8/1/20 W B
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Has date1 April 1920 +
Has form nameTranscribed Record Form +
Has imagehttp://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/3/3b/5714_P0_unit_1270_1_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/0/0e/5714_P0_unit_1270_2_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/e/e5/5714_P0_unit_1270_3_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/6/6c/5714_P0_unit_1270_4_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/f/f0/5714_P0_unit_1270_5_small_.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/f/f4/5714_P0_unit_1270_6_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/1/15/5714_P0_unit_1270_7_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/2/29/5714_P0_unit_1270_8_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/f/f2/5714_P0_unit_1270_9_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/4/4e/5714_P0_unit_1270_10_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/6/65/5714_P0_unit_1270_11_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/c/c9/5714_P0_unit_1270_12_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/6/65/5714_P0_unit_1270_13_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/7/7f/5714_P0_unit_1270_14_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/c/c3/5714_P0_unit_1270_15_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/1/13/5714_P0_unit_1270_16_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/9/9e/5714_P0_unit_1270_17_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/7/78/5714_P0_unit_1270_18_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/2/2b/5714_P0_unit_1270_19_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/a/a6/5714_P0_unit_1270_20_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/2/25/5714_P0_unit_1270_21_small.jpg +, http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/8/81/5714_P0_unit_1270_22_small.jpg + and http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/6/6a/5714_P0_unit_1270_23_small.jpg +
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Has keywordstrawalla +, trawalla estate + and soldier settlement +
Has languageen +
Has person nameHugh Abbott +
Has record agencyVA 4554 Department of Sustainability and Environment (Agency currently responsible for this Series) +
Has record citationPROV, VPRS 5714/P0, unit 1270 +
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Has related resourcehttp://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/Trawalla_Estate_Soldier_Settlers +
Latitude-37.437 +
Located inTrawalla, Victoria +, Trawalla +, Middle Creek +, Melbourne + and Learmonth +
Longitude143.469 +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Transcribed Record Form +
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