Midland Railway Co.'s Land Sale.
The largest land sale held m Canterbury for many years will be that of the Midland Railway Company's lands, to take place on November 20. A set of eight plans of the property to be offered has been prepared at the office of the Timas "Company, and copies have been distributed throughout the country. The sale is to begin with the well-known Doctor's Hills at Waikari, said to be the best Crown land remaining unsold m Canterbury. ,It is limestone country, admirably suited for grazing, j and, from the number of inquiries which have been! made for it for for a long time past, there seems little doubt that it will sell readily m the lots into which it has been subdivided. The sale list also comprises the Mount Thomas property, with Okuku country lying at the back of it, and divided it into two nicely-sized runs. Another important block is m the Malvern district, between Whitecliffs and Springfield, consisting chiefly of low, partly isolated hills. As these lands are near the farming, country of the plains, they have been cut into blocks of from two hundred acreß upwards, so as to meet the demand from small holders. Near this is the valuable Highpeaks grazing land, much of which is limestone country, and has now been brought within easy reach by the formation of a good road from Whitecliffs. The rest of the sale, with the exception of seven hundred acres of nice agricultural land fronting the Rakaia, consists of light lands on the plains, near Hororata, "Rolleston, and: Yaldhurst. The total area to be offered is over 70,000 acres, and the upset prices published by the Company have been fixed at a low figure to ensure a sale, and to encourage settlement.—" Lyttelton Tunes,"
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Midland Railway Co.'s Land Sale., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2561, 4 November 1890
Midland Railway Co.'s Land Sale. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2561, 4 November 1890
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