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Auction: LARGE WOOLWASHING ESTABLISHMENT, near ARMIDALE.

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Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney), Sat 27 Jan 1883

GRIFFITHS and WEAVER are instructed by
Mr. John Gill, who is retiring from business, to sell
by auction at the Exchange, Sydney, at noon
On WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28,1883,
His very Valuable, and Highly Improved
Brookstead Estate,
Situated within four miles of Armidale Railway
Station, and of which the area is about 1000 acres.

Of the Estate 800 acres are very substantially fenced, and subdivided into Grazing, Cultivation, and Lucerne paddocks, all well and permanently watered.

The buildings include comfortable 10-room Cottage, on Stone foundations, with out-buildings attached, surrounded by good gardens, orchard, &c., of which the area is 4½ acres enclosed in paling fences.

Also, four commodious men’s Cottages, Engine-house, Wool Stores, &c.

The Wool-washing and Fellmongery Establishments, which are extensive, complete, and in full going, are located on Commissioner’s Water, whence an ample and unfailing supply of pood soft water is obtained, which is raised as required by an eight-horse power engine and a Gwynne centrifugal pump.

The Working Sheds, Buildings,Engine, Pumps, &c., are all in first-class repair, and fully sixty (60) bales of wool per week can be scoured, and 1000 skins fellmongered.

The Property is very favourably situated for the business being in the midst of a number of graziers and selectors, and it has been in full work for many years under the management of the late Mr. Garthwaite, and Mr. John Gill, and now has the advantage of connection with the sea board by the recently erected railway line.

With the valuable Freehold Estate will be sold all the Buildings, Engine, Pumps, Wool Press, Plant, and the Goodwill of the business. Buyer taking the stock in hand at valuation.

Inspection is Invited as the sale is Peremptory.

For Plans and full Specifications, apply to GRIFFITHS and WEAVER, Sydney.

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Written by macalba

May 9, 2017 at 12:44 pm

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