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Picture relating to Beerburrum - titled 'Ploughing the paddock in front of the homestead, Beerburrum, ca. 1917'
Picture relating to Springsure - titled 'Chickens outside a shed at Mostyndale Farm, Springsure, ca. 1917'
Picture relating to Ipswich - titled 'Bottomley residence in Grey Street, Ipswich, ca. 1917'

Ploughing the paddock in front of the homestead, Beerburrum, ca. 1917

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1917
(contact QldPics about this picture)


Type of soldier-settler's homestead at Beerburrum. In order to qualify for the type of holding pictured, a soldier-settler had to first attend a training farm, established for the purpose of instructing returned servicemen who had not had any previous experience on the land.

After a settler was considered competent to manage and work his own holding, he received his block of land in a ballot. Clearing and improvements were carried out on the new holding with the aid of a horse, which was lent to the settler from the training farm. (Information taken from: J. E. Broadbent, Socialism at work, p. 70)

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Horses (open in new window) photo collection.