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Crown Lands For selection in Queensland

We have already mentioned in these pages that Mr F. E. Pulsford, of 14 O’Connell st., Sydney, who has betfci appointed by the Queensland Government as special representative for their lands, will forward free of charge to anyone interested a copy of his report upon the various areas available in the Northern State. This work has been compiled after a careful inspection of the country, anti we would recommend it to all land seekers. Special explanation is made therein of what is known as the “Group” system. This is a special piece of legislation by which the Minister of Lands is empowered to set aside an area for a specilic party or “group” of settlers, and it has b«en the means of bringing a large number of settlers from the other States, as it enables bona fide men to obtain land without the uncertainty and inconvenience of the ballot. We understand Mr Pulsford has a large number of groups continually forming in different parts of Queensland, and satisfactorily accommodate fanners having the most diverse wants, and that private parties of friends and neighbours can, if they wish, have private groups formed for their exclusive benefit —no outsiders being admitted into them. Being its direct representative Mr Pulsford obtains his remuneration from the C overnment, so. that those who avail themselves of his services will have nothing to pay to him. For those who prefer improved land, however, Mr Pulsford offers farms on the Harrow and Cressbrook estates, which are also fully described in the report. On both *of these dairying flourishes, and it is from the latter the famous Cressbrook Condensed milk comes. Harrow is but sixteen miles from the risingtown of Toowoomba, which has a population of over 14,000. Settlers have thus all the advantages that spring from proximity to a. large town. There are two railway lines and three stations on the estate, also close by cream factory, school, churches, etc. Cressbrook estate is situated on the upper reaches of the Brisbane River, has a railway station on the estate, besides butter and milk factories, school, churches, etc.

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Crown Lands For selection in Queensland, Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 2 March 1907

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Crown Lands For selection in Queensland Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 2 March 1907