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The former plantation lands were divided into paddocks for grazing dairy cows, though some portions continued to be cultivated.

Successive owners erected new buildings and structures, such as dips, sheds and fences. Some plantation-era buildings were re-used, including the ‘mansion’ and possibly some sheds by the Caboolture River.

A Queenslander-style house was also built close to the lagoon for share-farmers and their families.

In the 1950s, a new farm house complex was built and the former plantation owner’s house abandoned and demolished.

Bob Towson remembers Mrs Buchanan

Cheryl and Karen talk about times on the property when it was a dairy farm.

 

By the 1960s dairying had ceased and the land sold to A.P.M. Forests Pty Ltd. Most of the property was converted into pine plantation.

 

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