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West Blowering Station (Sub Division) Auction - (Newspaper)



THURSDAY, 15th November, 1906.



9,549 Acres of the richest FARMING and DAIRYING LAND in the State, permanently watered by the Tumut River, to which it has a frontage of 5 miles, and numerous ever running creeks and springs. Annual rainfall for 20 years, 33 inches. Droughts unknown. Magnificent climate.

WEAVER & PERRY, SYDNEY, in conjunction with S. F. WILKINSON & CO., TUMUT, have received instructions to sell by auction, at O'Brien's Hall. Tumut, on Thursday, 15th November, 1906, at 2 o'clock The above Magnificent ESTATE, subdivided into 13 lots, ranging in areas from 60 acres to 3,220 acres. This is the best property ever offered in the State for closer settlement. Several of the frontage farms are let at £2 3/ per acre per annum, and the present tenants are anxious to obtain leases for 7 to 10 years, at the same rental. For fattening and woolgrowmg this property is unsurpassed in the district, some of the country has carried three sheep to the acre all the year round.

This sale affords a rare opportunity of securing farms in this safe and thriving district, where the rainfall is 33 inches a year and the climate unsurpassed.

Terms-One-fourth cash, balance at 2, 3, i, and 6 years, bearing interest at 5 per cent. Intending purchasers will be met at the Tumut Railway Station and driven to inspect on oommnicatirg with the Auctioneers. - (Ref- The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931)(about) Previous issue Saturday 3 November 1906 Page 16).


In connection with the West Blowering Estate subdivision sale for closer settlement, the following three blocks, which were passed in at auction, have since been sold privately.

Lot 5, improvement lease 2100 acres, expiring in years ucuk, internment rental £51 4s 6d, with annual lease Of 1120 acres adjoining given in, rent £4 13s 4d, 17 chains ot river frontage, 20 acres corn land, let at 43a per acre, 15 acres wheat land, 130 acres good grazing land, balance fair to inferior grazing country, 1250 acres ring barked, 4 miles of fence, over £600 expended in improvements, all conditions lease practically fulfilled; purchaser, A. H. Watts, Blowering.

Lot 7, known as the horse paddock, 240 acres freehold, 45 chains river frontage, 20 acres corn land, now let at £2 per acre, balance first class grazing or dairying, timber killed, and cleared up; purchaser, Richard Sturt, Tumut Plains; reserve at auction, £7 per acre.

lot 8, known as M'Kay's Paddock, 240 acres freehold, all boundaries fenced, permanent running creeks, first class grazing land, will carry three sheep to acre in any season, all timber killed, and partly cleared; purchaser, Walter Johnson, Blowering; reserve at auction, £4 5s per acre. - (Ref- Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 21 November 1906 Page 2).

WEST BLOWERING STATION, situated 10 miles from Tumut, with River Frontage, and comprising the following Lands:- 368 Acres Freehold, 2500 Acres (about) C.P., highly improved, with 8000 Acres more or lass of Leased Crown Lands. This Holding is fenced and divided into 9 paddocks, and further improved by Homestead Drafting Yards, Cultivation Paddocks, about 150 Acres on have been cultivated, giving large returns. This Property is well adapted for SHEEP or CATTLE, being richly grassed, and a large area could be cultivated with little expense. TERMS-Half Cash, balance at one and two years. 7 per cont. on Property. - (Ref- Goulburn Herald (NSW : 1881 - 1908)(about) Previous issue Saturday 23 October 1886 Page 5).


A large representative crowd assembled at O'Brien's Hall on Thursday evening last when the firms of Weaver and Perry (Sydney) and S. F. Wilkinson & Co. (Tumut), auctioneers in conjunction, offered, on behalf of the London Chartered Bank, the property known as West Blowering Station, on the Tumut River, subdivided into 18 farms ranging in area from 60 acres to3 220 acres. — .Mr. Weaver feeling somewhat indisposed, Mr. S. F. Wilkinson weilded the hammer with the results as follows: —

Lot 2, of 60 acres, freehold, started at £10 an acre, and was passed in at £17 10s, but was soon after purchased privately by Mr. J. Sullivan, of East Blowerine. at £18 an acre.

Lot 3, of 90 acres, freehold, started at £10, and fell to the previous buyer at £16 7s 6d per acre.

Lot 4, of 111 acres, freehold, started at £10 per acre, and after some steady bidding fell to the same buyer at £18 15s per acre.

Lot 5, improvement lease, of 2100 acres, was started at £200 and passed in.

Lot 6, known as West Blowring Homestead, of 167 acres, Freehold, started at £8 and was passed in at £10; but was subsequently bought privatly by Mr. Thompson Myers (late of Gocup) for £12 an acre.

Lot 7. known as horse paddock, of 249 acres, freehold, started at £4 per sere and passed in at £6.

Lot 8. known as McKay's paddock, of 240 acres freehold, started at £2 per acre, and was passed in at £4 5s.

Lot 2. known as School House, 930 acres, freehold, with 300 acres, and C.L. of 50 acres, was passed in there being no bid.

Lot 10, known as Mullin's paddock of 280 acres, freehold, with C.L. of 170 acres in addition was also passed in there being no bid.

Lot 11. known as Black Flat, of 330 acres, freehold, with additon of 380 C.L, started at £2 10 3 and finaly fell to Mr. James Higgins, of West Blowering, at £3 15s per acres.

Lot 12. known as Table Top of 1080 acres, freehold, with 282 acres C.L. and 297 acres annual lease, started at 20s per acre, and was passed in at that price, 80s per acre being asked.

Lot 13. of 320, freehold, and 537f acres annual lease was passed in, there being no bid.

The total area of freehold, which carried advantages of C.L. and A.L. additions, was 744 acres realizing £7334 7s 6d, on an average per acre of a trifle over £9 18s. - (Ref- Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Friday 16 November 1906 Page 3).

Sale of West Blowering Estate.

The West Blowering Estate, 9410 acres, situated 10 miles from Tumut, which was recently subdivided into thirteen farms of from 60 acres to 3220 acres, was offered by public auction at O'Brien's, Hall, on November 15. The auctioneers were Messrs. Weaver and Perry, in conjunction with Messrs. S. F. Wilkinson. and Company, Tumut.

Five farms, totalling 770 acres of freehold, were sold at from £3 15s to £18 per acre, averaging £9 10s per acre. The total sale was £7342. The auctioneers consider it probable that the other farms on the estate will be sold privately. Following are the details of the sale.

Lot 1, 60 acre's freehold, including 45 acres of corn, tobacco, and potato land, Tumut River' frontage, black flatB, 43 acres, already let at £2 3s per acre; purchaser, Thoa. Sullivan, sen., Blowering, £18 per acre..

Lot 3, 91 acres freehold, including 42 acres of corn land, let on same terms and conditions as lot 2, 57 acres of cultivation on river front age, balance grazing; same, purchaser, £16 17s Od per ,acre.

Lot 4, 111 acres of freehold, including 45 acres of corn land, with river frontage, let on same terms and conditions as lot 2, £13 15s per acre; same purchaser.

Lot 6, 167 acres freehold; known as West Blowering Homestead, river frontage; Improvements good house, 7 acres of orchard, 20 acres of corn land, 60 acres of wheat, balance first class grazing; purchaser, Thompson Myers, Tumut, £12 per acre.

Lot ll, known as Black Flat, 330 acres free hold with 380 acres C.L. given in, river frontage, corn and wheat land, well cleared, fenced; wooden cottage, corn shed; purchaser, John Higgins, Blowering, £8 16s per acre. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 21 November 1906 Page 7).

Sales of Property.

In addition to the blocks on West Blowering Estate, Tumut, reported as sold by auction in our issue last week, the following have since been sold privately at price's very little below the reserve:-

Lot 6, Improvement léase. 2100 acres, expiring September, 18Ï9, Croverntrient rental £51 4s 6d, with annual lease of 1120 acres adjoining, rent £4 13s 4d, given In 20 acres corn land let at the annual rental of £2 3s per acre, tenant agreeable tale« .ten years renewal; 130 atrroB good grturing, balance fair to Inferior gracing; Î2S1 acres ring barked, four miles fencing, over £000 expended m improvements, 17 chafas river frontage; purchaser, A. H. Watts; reserve at auction, £300.

Lot 7, known, as horse paddock, 240 acres freehold, 45 chains river frontage, 20 acres corn land, let at £2 per acre, balance flrBt-èlass grating or dairying, mile and half fence, all timber killed and cleared up; purchasor, Richard Sturt, Tumut Plains; Reserve at auction, £7 per acre.

AT THE LAND OFFICE, TUMUT, On Friday, 28th January. COUNTRY LOT. Lot A, 40 acres, county Bucccleuch, parish Blowering, adjoining the south boundary of Messrs. Brown and Shelley's portion No. - 62 of 50 acres and the west boundary of G. Selley's conditional purchase portion No. 44 of 40 acres; exclusively two rods each 1 chain wide. Upset price, £1 per acre. - (Ref- The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (NSW : 1864 - 1881)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 5 January 1881 Page 4).

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1881 - HORSES One hundred and eighty horses from East Blowering, passed through town yesterday, enroute for Wilcannia; Mr. John Ilett, owner, in charge. - (Ref- Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1905)(about) Previous issue Saturday 17 September 1881 Page 2).

By N. EMANUEL. 158 Pitt-street, Sydney. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES.-PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the Will of ELI JANE HARVEY, late of Bago, in the district of Tumut, in the colony of New South Wales, Widow, deceased. APPLICATION will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that Probate of the last Will of the above named deceased may be granted to CHRISTOPHER HARVEY and EDWARD HARVEY, both of Bago aforesaid. Farmers, the Executors named in the said Will. Dated tahis sixteenth day of March. 1991, - ALFRED J. ROBERTSON, Proctor, Tumut. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 17 March 1891 Page 1).

This has been one of the mildest winters on record, no snow having fallen on the mountains worth mentioning. Stock would have had a hard time had the winter been severe. The autumn drought seemed to dry all herbage up on the lowlands, and in consequence stock were forced to the mountains for the winter. The spring has just started in our river paddocks and sheep have already benefitted by it.

YALL0W1N. - (from our own correspondent.)

The weather has been exceptionally hot and dry during the past week. A heavy thunder storm passed over on Thursday last, but only 23 points of rain fell, which will do a lot of good to the wheat and maize crops, particularly the former, which just now requires light showers to prevent the grain from becoming pinched while it is developing. The maize crops look very promising so far, but if the hot, dry weather continues much longer, farmers must be content with a poorer crop than last year. Many of the old hands remark that they have never seen a worse spring about here, and it is much too late to expect a good spring now.

Shearing is in full swing at Yallowin and West Blowering. Both places expect to cut out in about a fortnight.

Four thousand sheep, the property of Mr S. White, of Merybidinija, passed through Yallowin yesterday en route for Boraig, where they will remain during the summer mouths.

A cricket match is to be played next Saturday on the East Blowering wicket between teams representing East and West Blowering.

Msssrs. P. H. and S. Wilkinson, of Yallowin, have started a stud herd of Hereford cattle, having procured some of the best strains from well known herds, introducing some of the well-known local strain. Their herd comprises thirty cows and heifers and two bulls, which by their pedigrees should equal any stud herd up country, and by judicious breeding I feel sure they will have no trouble of disposing of their increase in those parts, as the Hereford strain has for many years held supremacy in the mountaius over any other breed, being excellent for beef, heavy, hardy, and mature young. So I wish the Messrs. Wilkinson every success in their new undertaking. - (Ref- Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1939)(about) Previous issue Friday 3 December 1897 Page 24).


we are without a doubt having one of the mildest winters on record 18th July and as yet no snow, and the frosts have not been very hard so far. The rain up to date for the month has only been 45 points. We must have a large amount next month to insure against a good spring.

The sale of occupation leases at Yarrangobilly, which took place at Tumut a short time since, was a pronounced success financially as far as the Government is concerned, Mr Arthur Pether being the purchaser at a big sum above the upset price. This gentleman can be fairly termed 'The King of the Mountains' as he must be the owner of something over 100,000 acres of mountain I country.

Most of the wheat crop here is up and and looking well. Farmers will soon be getting their ground ready for the next maize crop. - (Ref- Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1939)(about) Previous issue Friday 5 August 1898 Page 16).


We are informed a race meeting is to be held in Mr. Last's wire paddock at Adjunbilly tomorrow, for grass fed horses only. The meeting is being promoted by Mr. Bailey.

GEORGE ADAMS' WILL. In reference to the will of the late George Adams, proprietor of "Tattersll's," probate of which was grunted by the Full Court on Tuesday, reports the Hobart "Mercury" of thursday last, the personalty under it has been sworn at £130,000. As to the real estate it just escaped coming under the provisions of the Act patisetl last session imposing probate and succession duties on real as well as personal estates. The value of tho real estate therefore has not been returned, for probate purposes. If it had been, the Tasmanian Government revenue would have further benefited to the extent of £12.000 to - £15;000, the amount being variously estimated. The deceased's real estate in New South Watas is even larger than in Tasmania. It is not known what the total amounts to.

The annual entertainment in connection with St. Michael's Literary and Debating Society will be held in "the Oddfellows' Hall to-night.

A notification appears in this issue, - signed by the local bakers; that on and after today the price of bread will be 2pd per, loaf (cash) and 3d per loaf (booked). - (Ref- Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1905)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 6 December 1904 Page 2).


The funeral of the late Mr. John Morgan who passed away on Monday last, took place on Tuesday afternoon. The cortege was a lengthy one, many of his friends paying the last sad tribute to one who was so faithfully and gallantly served his couutry in the battlefield, and who is a private citizen here was held in his esteem. The very Rev. Father O'Dwyer, P.P. officiated at the grave. Mr.H. W. Hoad was the undertaker.

At the monthly meeting of the Gilmore Progress Committee last week a letter from the Road Superintendent was read, stating that he was about to lay out some forming between the 7 and 7-1/2-mile pegs on tho road Tumut to Batlow. It was decided to represent to the Minister for Education the necessity of appointing a sewing mistress at the school and also to bring under the notice of the Department the dilapidated state of the school building and fence which needed immediate attention.

The committee vetoed a motion, proposed by Messrs J. Naughton and J. T. Butler, in favour of the revocation of the proclamation declaring the lands within the Federal Capital site territory reserved from sab or lease. It was resolved to request the Minister for Lands to withdraw from lease and throw open to c.p. Reserve No. 1729, together with adjoining Crown lands. Mr. Naughton, who proposed the motion referred to this reserve as a breeding ground for rabbits but Mr. W. Carter contended that it was the duty of the lessee to undertake the destruction of the pest.

The Roads Engineer is to be advised of the dangerous state of a culvert in on the east bank of the Gilmore Creek, close to tho Rosebank factory. - (Ref- Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Friday 2 December 1904 Page 2).


CHIEFLY PERSONAL. Mr. and Mrs. T. O'Dea reached Sydney on their return from Ireland a fortnight ago, and last week Mr. O'Dea spent a few days among his old friends Tumut.- (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 4 October 1910 Page 2).

Miss Gwendoline J. Davies daughter of Rev. E. Davies, Presbyterian Minister of Tumut, was successful last year in obtaining 1070 marks over the number required to qualify herself for 2A classification. She is now in her last year in the School Teachers' Training College of this State.- (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 4 October 1910 Page 2).

A telegram received in Tumut on Friday was to the effect that Sir William Lyne had broken a blood vessel in the head, was unconscious and that his case was hopeless. Reference to the metropolitan papers shows no mention of Sir William's illness.- (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 4 October 1910 Page 2).

On Friday, at Gundagai, the fertile "Dalkeith Estate" will be offered at auotion in suitable farming blooks.- (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 4 October 1910 Page 2).


A fresh occurred in the Tumut river on Wednesday, when it rose 2ft, due to the rain and snow in the mountains on Tuesday.

Weather prophet Ogg, Brisbane, forecasts for the remainder of the year: — There will be occasional periods of great warmth long before December, There maybe a pinch of very dry weather in September, but a monsoon is expected to operate early in October, and whilst it will not be a powerful one, it may rain to follow in November, and by the middle of December it is anticipated that most of the afflicted areas will have their troubles tided over again. Ogg warns us that wind and damp will damage crops, but that otherwise a record yield may be anticipated. - (Ref- Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Friday 27 September 1912 Page 2).

On Saturday night, the 1Oth inst two fires occurred at Blowering within an hour. The first, a shed containing 80 tons of hay, at West Blowering, owned by a returned soldier, Mr. E. Myres; and an other about a mile distant, a shed belonging to Mr. E. Higgins, containing 30 tons of hay. .