FOR CLOSER SETTLEMENT
fJOVF.RNMENT ACQUIRE GLENMARK ESTATE. At a price wliieli is sniVl to be highly satisi.ieuiry to the residuary Jofratoe, .Mr 11. T. Moore, tho balance of the cxrent Glenniark Estate, loss a small block retained with the homestead, has (stiys the Wellington correspondent of the • Lyttelton Times ') been purchased by the Government for closer settloment. The sale and purchase* contract w:is completed in Wellington on Tuesday by Mr M. S. IJrown, representing the trustees for Mrs Townend's estate, 'rti all the Government have acquired 11. -IS:.' acres—the plantations and homestead block, which have been reserved, roprcseiitinji '250 acres. The price paid has not boon disclosed, but it is understood to be a hij",h figure. Gioiiiuark was offered to the Government by Mr G. 11. Moore in the early nineties, after Cheviot had been aconired by the Liberal Government, but the price asked was considered too hitch, and Air Moore would not accept the Government's offer.
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FOR CLOSER SETTLEMENT, Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914