Report by the Under Secretary for Lands

Report by the Under Secretary for Lands

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...over. The progress made of buildings, etc., in the towns on the Great Southern Railway--Beverley, Kokeby, Brookton, and Pingelly--is an 1l1(ll'I)lll tLl)lC in-lication of the advance in settlement, being a reflection of the prosperity enjoyed in the country. In Beverley, an old-established town, two new stores have been built and opened, the hotels rebuilt and enlarged, new building for the Bank of Western Australia, and enlargement of State school; also several private houses have been built on the suburban lots by people having businesses in Beverley, who go in for a little gardening and fruit cultivation in their leisure hours. At Kokeby, a. store, school, and blacksmith's shop have been established, and several of the town blocks have been sold. Fruit trees do remarkably well in this townsite. At Brookton the progress has been most marked; a State school. church, good store, with post ofiice, excellent hotel, and blacksmith's shop, have been recently built, also a few private houses. The land of the townsite is of first class quality, well suited for growing vegetables, fruit, or viticulture. A much respected lady has demonstrated the fact that a fair living is to be made on a. small area at Brookton; having secured ll acres of suburban land, she has converted them into a model farm, divided into little paddocks, and is able to keep pigs, poultry, and cows, to grow sufiicient hay for home use, in addition to vegetables and fruit. She has built a. comfortable brick villa, has a good water supply, and is confident of making a fair living off the little farm; where, happy and contented, she enjoys, far from the madding crowd, " peace, perfect peace." In the Townsite Reserve there is a sufiicient area of good...
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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881648
  • 9781236881649