The Squatting Districts
Saturday 22 December 1860, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser
THE SQUATTING DISTRICTS AND THE RESERVES.
NEW ENGLAND AND MACLEAY.
(From the Empire.)
The following is a list of runs in the above district, with the names of their proprietors, according to a parliamentary return ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be printed, 21st September, 1859. The rent paid for these 7,123,580 acres is £4285 15s, or about half a farthing per acre per year. The amount of reserved land whoch would have been thrown open to free selection, in this district, if Mr. Robertson’s Bill had passed, amounted to about 165,000 acres. A list of the different reserves, with the number of acres in each, is given at foot. There are a few “indefeasible reserves” not included in the following list, but as they are devoted to public purposes they would not have been available for free selection if the Land Bill had become law. We have no means of ascertaining what portion of the reserves has been taken up under the leaseholders’ pre-emptive right-but it is believed that this right has not been availed of to any considerable extent. We give these particulars of the New England and Macleay district in preference to those of others, as it is probable that should a liberal Land Bill be passed in the coming session, a good many persons, in taking advantage of free selection, will turn their attention to that district, from the well-known adaptability of its soil and climate to the purposes of agriculture.
Stations and Owners. Acres. Auburn Vale, J. Borthwick. 76,800 Aitken's Flat, G. Bowman. 67,200 Abington, W. H. and G. P. Morse. 76,800 Aberfoil, R. N. Clarke. 70,000 Aberbaldie, T. G. Wilson. 17,920 Bellinbopine, A. Chapman. 9,600 Booningli, Messrs, Kemp. 16,000 Barnard River, A. A. Company . 7,680 Barney Downs, T. J. Thompson and T. Symonds. 43,000 Branga Park, R. Dacre and T. Ryan. 17,930 Bald Hills, Mort and Cameron. 76,800 Branga Plains, J. Fletcher. 44,800 Bannockburn, W. Durham. 32,000 Bonshaw. J. H, Keys and W. C. Hetherington. 160,000 Bolivia, E. Irby. 50,000 Byron Plains, M. McIntyre. 115,000 Balabla, Morse and Tourle. 96,000 Boorolong, M. H. Marsh. 81,920 Bergen-op-zoom, E. R. Boulton and D. Bell. 44,800 Bartobrick, W. Clogher. 16,160 Ballindean, H. H. Nicol . 60,000 Blair Hill, J. Dickson. 24,960 Bendemeer, T. A. Perry. 16,000 Buckulls, G. Wyndham. 100,000 Beverly, C. Blaxland and T. Cooper. 80,000 Balblair, E. Atherton. 30,000 Cullatin, H. Salway and R. A. and A. Wauch. 11,520 Corangala, M. Caffrey. 15,360 Cunderang, R. and R. Hill. 40,000 Cullatini, H. Salway. 11,520 Clerkness, E. G. Clerk. 60,000 Clairvaux, P. Ditmas. 28,000 Clifton, S. A. Donaldson. 59,000 Cooplacumpa, H. and R. Denne. 12,800 Cope's Creek, E. Hughes. 26,400 Callaghan's Swamp, G. Loder. 81,400 Coondang, C. Codrington. 640 Congo, A. Nivison. 16,000 Dungee, H. Salwey. 11,520 Dundee, O. Bloxsome. 40,000 Deepwater, A. Windeyer. 50,000 Dondingalong, H. Tozer..,. 2,560 Euroka, W. H. Chapman. 2,560 Elslineur, J. Henderson. 12,000 Elmsmore, A. Campbell. 61,100 Enmore, J. Dickson. 10,000 Edgerton, J. J. Fitzgerald. 64,000 Emu Creek, S. K. Salting and A. Macdonald. 38,000 Eurapambella, F. Huth. 50,000 Fiveday Creek, J. and C. F. Warne. 20,480 Fraser's Creek, Cameron, Tooth, and Holt. 46,000 Falconer, West, I. Hutton. 30,000 Fraser's Creek, R. Vivers. 40,000 Glen Feruaigh, McLennon and Freeman. 15,560 Glenroch Plain, James Verge. 2,560 Glen Innes, J. Dickson and W. Dumaresq. 25,000 Giro Flat, A. A. Company. 9,600 Gostwych, H. Dangar. 50,000 Glen Elgin, A. Rodgers. 30,720 Gyre,C. Marsh. 48,000 Glen Morrison, A. Loder. 34,560 Gyra, M. McIntyre. 19,200 Greenwioh, W. Freeman. 15,000 Glen Lyon, A. Walker. 38,400 Gyra, E. Alingham. 92,160 Guy Fawkes, E. Parke. 25,600 Guy Fawkes, J. Rigney. 16,000 Graham's Valley, W. Boyd. 17,920 Hanging Rock, W. Gray. 9,600 Hernani, E. Hargrave. 37,000 Hillgrove, R. Hargrave. 20,480 Hanin, R. Murray. 11,520 Inverell, A. Campbell. 50,000 Ingalba, J. Scott. 20,000 Jeogola, D. Bell. 32,000 Innes Creek, A. C. Innes. 17,920 Klybucca, C. Spencer. 15,360 Klywotica, C. Lawson. 32,000 Kentucky, J. Fletcher. 40,000 Kingsgate, D. McIntyre. 20,680 Kangaroo Hills, A. and Nicol T. Menzies. 64,000 King's Plains, R. Vivers. 17,920 Long Flat, Mort and Cameron. 17,920 Loangra, W. Alison. 10,240 Langford. G. L. Gibson. 38,400 Llangothan. C. Codrington. 51,850 Laura, W. Smith and D. Baker. 38,400 Moonaba, W. G and J. S. Ducat. 5,120 Macleay River Steam Works, J. Warne. 640 Mole River, J. Dickson and W. Dumaresq. 60,000 Mount Mitchell, T. S. Hall. 102,400 Mona Plains, A. F. Crawford. 16,000 Mihi Creek, J. Dickson. 20,480 Marengo, J. Brown . 19,200 Mount Mitchell, J. Barker. 16,000 Mihi Creek, G. Jenkins. 12,800 Mendowey Creek, J. H. Keys. 76,800 Mongola, R. and J. Logon. 40,000 Moredun, A. Wauchope. 76,800 Maronan, W. Rawson. 17,000 Maidenhead, G. Bowman. 115,200 Nullah Nullah Creek, J. Hinchcliffe. 11,520 Nowendock, Ebsworth and Co. 30,000 Newstead, M. S. Anderson. 71,680 Nuandle, Blaxland and Cooper. 70,000 Nullamona, G. Wyndham. 32,000 Oban, J. Dickson. 44,800 Ollera, G. J. and E. Everett. 74,800 Orrabar, J. Furd. 61,400 Ohio, A Nivison. 8,960 Peedee Creek, C. Ducat. 11.520 Paradise Creek, H. Dangar. 26,000 Pindari, A. Campbell and B. Buchanan. 60,000 Retreat, R. Pringle. 32,000 Ranger's Valley, O. Bloxsome. 70,000 Rimbanda, J. Stitt. 46,080 Rockvale, J. Dickson. 19,200 Stonehenge, W. Boyd. 17,920 Sherwood, C. W. and F. B. Briggs. 4,480 Stockyard Creek, Freeman and Gorham. 15,360 Seven Oaks, S. Oakes. 6,400 St. Leonard's, H. Salway. 32,000 Spring Mount, J. Gilchrist. 12.800 Serpentine River. S. W. Cook. 32,000 Saumarez. H. A. Thomas. 230,400 Sugar Loaf, E. Flood. 53,760 Sugar Loaf Extension, J. Milson, jun. 19,200 Strathbogie, H. Gordon. 64,000 Stoney Batter, Estate of G. Hail. 204,800 Stoney Creek, W. Kelly. 15,360 Salisbury, M. H. Marsh. 35,840 Shannon Vale. T. G. Rusden. 60,000 Surveyors' Creek, James Scott. 61,440 Scotch Town, J. Cheers. 140 Tatt's Station, A. C. Innes. 17,280 Tanban, W. H. Chapman and Co. 20,480 Toorunbee, W. H. and R. A. H. and K. R. Remp. 17,280 Toorookoo, Garland and Bingham. 14,720 Towal Creek. J. Warne. 32,000 Tyrnigham, J. Perrott. 16,000 Tarn. W. Buchanan. 16,640 Toryburn, C. Blaxland and J. Cooper. 23,000 Tiengah, Darby and Goldfinch. 80,000 Tenterfield, S. A. Donaldson. 180,000 Tilbuster, W. Dumaresq. 62,620 Tia, H. and R. Denne. 64,000 Tiara, J. Alexander. 16,000 Tiara, W. Murphy. 10,240 Terrible Vale, W. T. Taylor. 40,320 Tenterden, J. W. Cheeseborough. 64,000 Winterbourne, Daniel and King. 30,720 Wabbea, C. Kerr and F. G. and W. W. Panton. 21,760 Woodfield, E. W. Rudder. 3,800 Warwick, W. Smith. 3,840 Waterloo, J. Alexander. 32,000 Whitmore, O. Bloxsome. 51,200 Winscombe, A. Darby. 17,920 Wallarumble, T. S. Hall. 115,000 Waterloo, M. Mclntyre. 92,160 Ward's Mistake, W. Nowland. 81,920 Wellingrove, A. Campbell and B. Buchanan. 100,000 Wellington Vale, R. R. C. Robertson. 65,000 Walcha, Rundle, Chapman, and Dangar. 60,000 Yarrabandini, A. Chapman. 23,040 Yarrawel, J. Ferrier. 12,800 Yesaba, H. Salwey. 7,680 Yarrowich W., C. D. Fenwick. 30,400 Yarrow Creek, J. Dickson. 64,000 Yarrowich, H. Dangar. 51,200 Yarrowich E, C. D. Fenwick. 32,000 Yarraford, O. Bloxsome. 12,800 Oak Wood, W. Penson. 30,000 Glen Rock, A. Campbell. 16,000 Barry's Station, J. Scott. 16,000 Toggolo, R. Campbell and Co. 13,000 Morven, W. Rodgers. 16,000 New Valley, G. J. and E. Everrett. 15,360 Kangaroo Flat, G. King. 16,000 Paddy's Land, Newby and Sons. 16,000 Elsineur, G. W. Sutton. 12,000 Boura Boura Creek, A. K. Cullen. 16,000 Total. 7,123,580