Nice squares Ian. Greetings Berend
Back in the 1870s this area was surveyed for agricultural development into 80 acre (32 Ha)rectangular blocks that were released for selection. The settlers (or selectors as they were called) then began clearing the forests from the land. On these red soils the forest was quite dense, and called the Woongarra Scrub.
The original 80 acre blocks are still mostly recognisable: there being one that occupies all of the foreground (this side of Fingers Road), then another which includes the three farmhouses in the mid ground and onto which the irrigation canal runs, then another in the background as far as the urban development.
Since that time, the blocks have been subdivided and coalesced as farms have fluctuated in viability. Toady the sugar-fields are productive and the industry is buoyant hence almost all the land here is used for sugarcane production.
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Photo taken in Woongarra QLD 4670, Australia
Misplaced? Suggest new location