SOME FARM STATISTICS
By Neil Barwick.
84 Farms balloted for, 4 Farms were never taken up/settled by the ballotter and were sold very soon afterwards.
Another 6 Farms were sold within a few years indicating either non-profitable occupation or realising
of capital gain.
The average size of the 84 Farms was 543 acres.
The largest sized farm was 1194 acres-Farm 72 drawn by T P Kelaher
The smallest was 240 acres-Farm 22 drawn by B J L Carter
7 families who drew Farms in the ballot of 1912 still retain ownership after
1. The Fitzpatrick family have a 5th generation family member, Scott who has lived and worked on Farm 31 called “Glenore”, originally drawn by Michael Fitzpatrick (Snr).
2. Meredith family 4th generation member Patrick Gallagher, great grandson of G W (Bill) Meredith is still working on Farm 39 called “Roscrae”, originally drawn by his great-grandfather.
3. The Carter family still have a 3rd generation member, Milton living and working on Farm 27 called “Iona”. This Farm was drawn in the 1912 ballot by his grandfather, R R (Robert) Carter.
4. The Doyle family also have a 4th generation family member living and working on Farm 62 called “Mildura”. Peter Doyle (Jnr) is the great grandson of Frank Doyle who drew this Farm in the 1912 ballot.
5. Ross Barwick is living and working on Farm 30 which was drawn in the ballot by his great grandfather A R (Alfred) Barwick.
6. T P Kelaher drew Farm 72 in the ballot and is still
retained by his descendants. Great grandson Ken Kelaher still works on this farm called “Wonderland”.
7. Miss M.M.Bush drew Farm 25 and retained possession until her younger brother E.R. (Mick)
Bush became 'of age' when it was transferred to him. The Farm then passed to Mick's daughter, Marie McCulloch, and is still being worked by her sons, Michael & Terry McCulloch.