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We have received from Mr Frank E. Pulsford, of 14 O’Connell Street, Sydney, special representative of the Queensland Lands Department, a report prepared by him on the lands offering for selection in the Northern State. A large number of- areas are fully described in fact, practically, every question a prospective settler is likely to ask is here answered beforehand, as for instance, nature of soil and its depth., timbers, grasses, water, proximity to rail ; and with regard to each district are given rainfall figures and information of to what present settlers are doing with their land. A unique feature of the report is the appendix which consists of extracts from letters to Mr Pulsford by farmers who have already inspected the lands of the Northern State. Many of the writers' claim large experience in other parts of Australia, and yet declare they! have never seen anything to equal the lands offering in Queensland. These letters will open the eyes of Australia to the splendid fertility of the giant young Dtate of the North. They make no apologies- for it—they simply sing its praises some voicing the pleasant surprise they found awaiting them in this regard, others comparing it to the lands and climates they have left, very much to the disadvantage of the latter. In the introduction it is mentioned that only four per cent, of the lands of Queensland are alienated—which explains why Queensland is able so rc a dily to make room for newcomers, while in other States every bit of Crown land is scrambled for. We understand that during the past 12 months over four hundred settlers from the south have been accomodated with selections in Queensland. Mr Pulsford announces elsewhere that the report may be had by all land-seekers post free on application.

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CROWN LANDS FOR SELECTION IN QUEENSLAND., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 48, 26 January 1907

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CROWN LANDS FOR SELECTION IN QUEENSLAND. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 48, 26 January 1907

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