A Soldier Settlement Poultry Farm At Campbelltown


A Soldier Settlement Poultry Farm At Campbelltown

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‘A Soldier Settlement Poultry Farm at Campbelltown’ and
‘Campbelltown Soldiers Settlement 1919-1929’

BRAITHWAITE, COLIN and HEPHER, JACK; PB, 60p 210×148 Illus B&W; Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society, 1998. Colin Braithwaite’s father was Thomas F. Braithwaite who worked on sheep and cattle stations in the Maranoa district of Queensland before enlisting into the Queensland Light Horse in Townsville and being posted to Egypt during World War I. After Tom’s discharge he joined his father on a small poultry farm at Guildford before successfully applying for a Soldier Settler poultry at Campbelltown. The farm was called “Maranoa”. This book describes farm and domestic life. Jack Hepher’s father, Charles, was also a soldier settler. Jack recalls growing up on the Settlement, working on the farm and simple childhood pleasures such as building and riding a flat top billy cart down Broughton Street “all the way to within a hundred yards of Queen Street”!

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Weight 127 g