Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 429
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I am sure the Govt. got full value from the land. Latterly their lowest price was 25/ an acre; if the value of the improvements such as wells, tanks, dams, fences, buildings &c. were added to the 25/, it would make the land and improvements cost from 35/ to 40/ an acre. I hold about 140,000 acres in Riverina and I would be willing to let the Govt. have it back with all its improvements at less than 40/ an acre. This proves that the State got full value for most of its land in the great pastoral districts, yet the Parliament panders to the radical communists in the absurd stoppage of land sales. Though the sooner the better all the lands were sold at fair market value.
Mrs. Campbell desires to be kindly remembered to you, and with best wishes to you and all your dear children, I remain,
Yours very sincerely