Billapalap

~Billapalap~

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Area: 14,000 Acres -

1857 - CLOVER FEEDING.-Mr. Thomas Griffith, of Billapalap, near Tarcutta, has just sold a lot of clover fed cattle to Messrs. Smith, the butchers, of the Woolshed. The mob were much admired on the road, and one fine Durham ox. was pronounced by Mr. Smith to be the best bullock over slaughtered on the Ovens diggings. This animal weighod 1,324 lbs., and there were several others scarcely inferior. It must be remembered that these cattle had travelled a distance of 320 miles, which at this season of the year must have reducod their weight considerably. We mention the above facts as an instanco of the favourable results of clover-feeding, and we have no doubt that our farmers and graziers will profit by the experience thus afforded them.-Border Post. - (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 10 June 1857).

1886 - TUESDAY, 14th SEPTEMBER - - (Instead of Wednesday, usual sale day) - 600 FIRST CLASS STORE CATTLE, Including 350 bullocks, 4 yrs old (bred by Messrs J. and H. Richardson, of Hillas Creek and Billapalap Stations), not to be excelled for breeding, quality, good condition, as stores, and are entirely, adapted for this district, being bred on very cold mountain coluntry, within 120 miles of Albury.- (Ref- Wodonga and Towong Sentinel (Vic. : 1885 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 10 September 1886).

1887 - GUNDAGAI, Thursday. - Mr. Montague S. Machen, land agent, conducted at the Courthouse yesterday a sale of Crown lands of town and suburban allotments : 41 town lots were offered, of which 38 were sold, realising 308 16b. Ten suburban portions at South Gundagai, comprising a total area of 87ia., brought 512 ; ono lot of 3ia. realised 63 10s.

One hundred and twenty acres-were selected to-day at the Gundagai Lunds Office.

A sale has been completed to B. M. Osborne, of Howes, Gunning, of the Jugrawah pastoral property, on the Murrumbidgee river, including freeholds, conditional purchases, and stock for 35,000. W. Richardson, executor of the late firm of J. H, W. Richardson, purchased Billapalap, together with the Hillas Creek property, for 40,000.

To-day, between 300 and 400 acres of very choice land at Gocup station, on the Tumut River, was leased for tobacco culture by Mr. Gordon to a party of Chinamen, at 30s. per acre per annum.

Yesterday the weather was very cold, but to-day it is fine. The Murrumbidgee at Gundagai is 12 feet above summer lovel, and falling.- (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 19 August 1887).

1888 - For Mr Wm Richardson of Billapalap Station, - 350 bullocks, 4 yrs old (station bred) of beautiful quaity, having only travelled about 100 miles from where they were bred are very fresh and forward. There are no better fattencattle in the land than this lot of bullocks. - (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)(about) Previous issue Saturday 8 September 1888).

1909 - SHEARERS WANTED. STATIONS IN A FIX. Sydney, October 12.- Considerable trouble is being experienced in securing shearing hands. A telegram from Adelong states that shearing there is at present an impossibility, no hands being available. At the Ellerslie shed only three hands turned up, and no cook was obtainable. The same trouble is in evidence at other sheds, the cause being attributed to the showery weather in other parts of the State prolonging the cut out. Greenhills, at Sharp's Creek, is in a predicament. Thistles are now in flower, and if hands are not soon procured the seed, and burr will detract from the value of the wool. The Mount Horeb estate is sending its sheep to it Yass to be shorn by contract. Wondalga and the Gap stations are making preparations for shearing, and Condonblonga is doing likewise, Deltroit, Billapalap, and Yabtore are also ready to start when, hands are available. - (Ref- The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 13 October 1909).

1930 - BY ORDER OF THE MORTGAGEE - BILLAPALAP - 13 Miles from Adelong - " GREEN FLATS" - GRAZING and WOOLGROWINC. PROPERTY, comprising an area of 3048 ACRES C P LAND which could be conveited to Freehold at a cost of Pounds 850 - ABOUT 1200 ACRES have been Improved the balance being covered with valuable timber THE LAND is watered by creeks and springs and has been fenced and subdivided into four paddocks - THE IMPROVEMFKTS comprise a four roomed WEATHERBOARD COTTAGE with Kitchen Sheep Yards etc - EASY TERMS Vendor s Solicitors Messrs Allon Allen and Hemsiey - RAINE and HORNE, LTD - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 13 September 1930).

1934 - BILLAPALAP SUBDIVISION - Dalgety and Co Ltd Wagga Wagga in conjunction with C Haffenden and Co Adelong report having conducted the subdivision sale of Bilapallap Estate comprising 14,000 acres on February 20 at the Oddfellows Hall, Adelong. The property was offered on account of Mrs Florence Fraser of Deltroit Station Tumblong.

The estate was subdivided into eight blocks, three of which were sold before the auction. The remaining five blocks were submitted and while the bidding at auction did not reach the vendars reserves three blocks were immediately sold by private trenty.

Following were tile purchasers and are -

Lot 3 2612 acres Messrs E F and F J Allen Adelong

lot 4 1 831 acres Messrs P Purcell and W Roche Adelong

lot. 1 800 acres Messrs E C Furguson and T. Hartnett Adelong

lot 6 850 acres Mr W J Pearce Adelong

lot 7 600 acres Mr W J Adams Adelong

lot 8 700 acres Mr R G Corbett, Adelong. - (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)(about) Previous issue Thursday 1 March 1934).

1951 - One of the most interesting sales of the year took place at Wagga recently, when these 50 pure Shorthorn yearling, heifers, bred by Mr. Jack Fraser at Deltroit, Tumblong, were purchased by Mr. John Parker, Director of the Avoca Para Pastoral 2o. of Wentworth, through Dalgety's Wagga and Adelaide offices.

The draft will go to Avoca Para to establish one of the most high class beef breeding herds in Australia. The Deltroit herd at Tumblong, has been bred from Coonong blood for 25 years, and is rated as one of Australia's top commercial Shorthorn herds.- (Ref- Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 15 December 1951).

1952 - In The Golfers' Gallery MR. and MRS. JACK FRASER, - who came down from their property Detroit, Tumblong, to see the Ampol Golf Tournament, watched competitors hit off at the first tee at the Lakes Golf Club yesterday. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Thursday 23 October 1952).

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