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A Government agency scheme by which settlers in search of improved farms ahd those willing to sell are brought together is reported to bo very successful in New South Wales. The bureau has a complete register of the farms for s a le throughout New South Wales. As a result, people coming- from other countries who want farms have only to inform the bureau of their particular requirements, and they are supplied with a list of the most suitable properties, together with the names and addresses of the agents. Then, when the prospective purchaser selects a proper ty a Government valuer inspects it and reports as to what ho considers is the fair value of the farm. The purchase]- is thus able to check his own ideas of values and negotiate for the property. Within the past twelve months 172 people from South Australia have been suited with farms in this way, while other purchasers have come from Great Britain, India, and the other States-. During the past month farms of the aggregate value of £90,000 have been sold, in this way. The Victorian Government proposed adopting this idea.

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HOW TO PUT PEOPLE ON THE LAND., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 13, 13 July 1907

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HOW TO PUT PEOPLE ON THE LAND. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 13, 13 July 1907

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