…A quarter acre block, which also measures one rood or 1000 square metres, usually had a 66 feet frontage. There was plenty of room for a home and healthy lifestyle: a veggie and flower garden with fruit trees, wood and coal heaps, a garage, dunny, water tank, clothesline, dog kennel and chook pen, and room enough for the children to play a game of cricket or rounders…
This article by Colleen O’Sullivan appeared in the Mudgee Guardian on 17 May 2016.
The featured image shows the first cement company subdivision which appeared on the land sale prospectus in August 2015.
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Kandos subdivisions and the quarter acre block
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