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CHBISTCHURCH, April 14. There was an attendance of about 50, including several returned soldiers, at Dalgety's land saleroom on Saturday, when the properties- owned by Messrs Henderson Bros., Methven, were submitted to auction. The sale included the Balrazie Estates Rakaia, which was out m> in seven lots; the Belmont farm, near Methven township; and the Springfield farm, which was originally part of the well-known Springfield Estate. Methven. The demand was,not as keen as was expected, and'only three of the properties were disposed of by auction, but after the sale there were several enquiries for private treaty. , The Belmont farm, 446 acres, with, nine-roomed house and necessary farm buildings, was put tip first. There were four oi 1 live competitors for this property, and after starting at £30 Deiacre, bidding ran up to £36, at which fiflrure the farm was knocked down to Mr Denis McKendry, tauriston. The Springfield farm, which is said to be exceptionally Koo<3, cropping land, started at £27, and was competed for by nearly a- dozen bidders aip to £30, when t3ie running wns left to a few, and Mr J. HyJraid, Methven, was the buyer at :£S4. 15s pen, ■acre. Of the Balrazie Estate,offered;, in seven jots, the only block sold wasitot 6, comprising 57 acres, facing the Lauriston-Barr Hill Road. and. this, after-starting, at £25. v went to Mr James Bishop, Barr Hill, at £30 per acre. The following lots, offered 'individually, were passed ]n '• —Homestead block, 475 acres., with nine-roomed dwelling, highest bid'£3B 10s; lot 2, 198 acres 2 roods, highest bid £27; lot 3, 297 acres, highest bid £27 10s: 10t.4. 163 acres, no offer; lot 5, 210 acres, highest bid £32; lot 7, 31 acres, highest bid £28. The six unsold lots, aggregating, about 1400 acres,' were then offered eaHectivoly, an d a fc £30 the -property was passed in.

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PROPERTY SALES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919

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PROPERTY SALES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919