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From: "John Raymond" <>
Subject: Re: [NORCO] Kempsey-Port Macquarie history 1855-1860
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:57:24 +1000
On 25 Apr 2011 Judy at <> wrote:
>Subject: Kempsey-Port Macquarie history 1855-1860
> I am looking for some details of history connected with the
> Kempsey region in this period. I am trying to ascertain the
> 1: what sort of land grants were available (if any) in this area. If
> no grants, then what would a prospective settler need to pay?
> 2: How would a recently arrived Englishman in Sydney make
> an application for land?
> 3: would a settler be able to choose his property or have to take
> pot luck? and how would he be directed to his property ?
> 4: what would be the mode of transport from Sydney to the
> Kempsey region?
In respect of the last query - I have a web page re access to
Kempsey/Port Macquarie area in the nominated date range. See:
In respect of the permanent alienation of crown land, an arrival
from England would purchase same at auction or post auction
at the upset price. The auction of same was advertised in the
Government Gazette. Prices paid at crown land auctions were
also advised in the Gazette. Privately owned land was sold
same as today by way of an advertisement in a newspaper etc.
A purchaser would have been able to identify his purchase by
the numbers on the survey pegs or blazes on trees or whatever
the survey stated were the markers whether a government or
private town lot or a rural portion. In the time frame in question
the parishes were as today but the county boundaries differed
before 1860 from those today.
If your Englishman had arrived in early 1841 he could have
attended the 3 May 1841 offering at auction of 50 allotments
in the private town of Kempsey (now East Kemsey) and
snapped up a corner block, such as lot 155 with a 430 ft.
frontage to Washington-street and 510 ft. to Sullivan-street.
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