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Title: Spearwood Gardens estate : subdivisions map for land sales
Imprint: Perth : Denny & Sainsbury Surveyors, c1897
Notes: Map held and digitised by the State Library of Western Australia. Used with permission.
Restrictions on Use: Original copyright rests with State Library of Western Australia, used with permission.
Summary: In 1883 James Morrison came into possession of Cockburn Sound Location 264, which he spent over a decade trying to sell as one 200 acre block called the Spearwood Estate. In 1897 he subdivided it into 38 five-acre blocks and named it the Spearwood Gardens Estate, and sold these blocks to hopeful market gardeners wanting to work near to Fremantle. This poster shows the whole of Cockburn Sound Location 264 and all subdivisions. The land was around modern day Market Garden Swamp, between Rockingham and Hamilton Roads, and was the origin of the name and the suburb of Spearwood.
Subject: Cockburn Region (W.A.) -- Spearwood
Market gardens -- Cockburn region (W.A.)
Cockburn Region (W.A.) -- Maps
Spearwood Gardens estate : subdivisions map for land sales

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