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Proclamations of the Cooperative groups:




Carl Fischer's house on Mizpah (see description at the end of this post)


Mizpah; Monmouth and Industrial groups; Including names of the settlers

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twenty-second day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three 

A PROCLAMATION. By His Excellency General Sir HENRY WYLIE NORMAN, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Queensland and its Dependencies.

IN pursuance and execution of all powers and  authorities in me vested under the provisions of " The Co-operative Communities Land Settlement Act of 1893," I, Sir HENRY WYLIE NORMAN, the Governor aforesaid, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, do, by this my Proclamation, set apart the Area hereinafter mentioned for the purposes of a Group, subject to the particulars and conditions hereinafter contained, that is to say :-

SCHEDULE.

1. The name of the Group shall be "The Mizpah Group."


2. The names of the persons included in the said Group are as follows:-


1. Thomas H. Fallows                          2. William J . Bennett

3. Frank Harry Jones                           4. Joseph Johnson

5. John Daniels                                    6. Robert Fisher

7. Maurice Nelson Cathcart                8. George Phillips

9. Henry Woodward                           10. William Jory

11. William James Shipton                  12. Walter Mason

13. George Shield                                14. John Falconer

15. William Goostrey                          16. Henry Malmede

17. Carl Fischer                                   18. Albert W. Plummer

19. Jonathan Gledhill                          20. Thomas Henry Masters

21. Robert Mallabar                           22. William Francis Stanaway

23. Ernst Johann Heinrich Brockmann24. Thomas Allen

25. Albert Merritt                                26. John V. Garnett

27. Henry Smith                                  28. Walter Dummer

29. Fredrick Bristow                            30. Thomas Budgen

31. Walter Hopwood                          32. Charles Batterbee

33. Joseph A. G. Kerr                           34. Thomas Harswood

35. J. L. Campbell.


3. (a.) The area shall be about 4,000 acres, comprised within the boundaries hereinafter described :-Commencing at the south-east corner of portion 2v, parish of Chinchilla, and bounded thence on the west by that portion, the Chinchilla Town Reserve, and portion 1562 northerly to Charley's Creek, by that creek upwards about twenty-five chains in a direct line to a point two miles from the Western Railway ; thence on the north- east by a line south-easterly parallel with and distant two miles from that railway about three miles ; on the east by a line south about two miles fourteen chains ; and thence on the southwest by a line parallel with and distant five chains from the Western Railway north-westerly to the point of commencement ;--inclusive of land required for roads, reserves , or other public purpose. (b.) Each member will be permitted to acquire the freehold of any area , not exceeding 100 acres, at the expiration of the period hereinafter mentioned.

4. The sum of ten shillings per acre shall be expended by the said Group in making improvements on the area, and such improvements shall be of a substantial and permanent nature to the satisfaction of the Minister.

5. (a.) The area shall be set apart for a period of eight years from the first day of January, 1894.

(b.) The rent charged shall be at the rate of one shilling and eightpence per acre per annum, commencing at the end of the third year of the period, and shall be accounted as the purchasing price for the acquisition of the freehold of the said area or any part thereof at the end of the said period.

6. The said period shall be divided into four equal portions of two years, and within three months before the expiration of every such portion during the said period an inspection of the improvements on the said area will be made by the Commissioner.

7. (a.) Timber may be cut by any member of the said Group on the subdivision of the said area occupied by him for the purpose of making improvements thereon, but not for sale.

(b.) Timber can only be cut on the unoccupied portion of the said area by permission of the Commissioner, but no timber shall in any case be cut for sale by the members of the said Group.

(c.) The total money aid under section 33 shall be four hundred and twenty pounds (£420), repayable, on demand, within the first three years of the said period, with 5 per centum per annum interest added.

d.) No allowances will be made to individual members of the said Group under section 34. E.M.-22-11-93.

Given under my Hand and Seal, at Government House, Brisbane, this twenty-second day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, and in the fifty-seventh year of Her Majesty 's reign. By Command, A. H. BARLOW. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

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twenty-fourth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four

A PROCLAMATION. By His Excellency General Sir HENRY WYLIE NORMAN, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Queensland and its Dependencies.

IN pursuance and execution of all powers and authorities in me vested under the provisions of "The Co-operative Communities Land Settlement Act of 1893," I, Sir HENRY WYLIE NORMAN, the Governor aforesaid, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, do, by this my Proclamation, set apart the Area hereinafter mentioned for the purposes of a Group, subject to the particulars and conditions hereinafter contained, that is to say :--- E.M.-24-I-94.

SCHEDULE.

1. The name of the Group shall be "The Monmouth Group."


2. The names of the persons included in the said Group are as follow :-

1. Daniel Williams                                           2. William Charles

3. James Thomas Fitzgerald                          4. John Samuel Royal

5. Charles James Frankling                             6. George Radbourn

7. Harry Clemant Sutton                                 8. Walter Atkins

9. Arthur Stockwell                                         10. Richard Albert Ward

11. Patrick O'Shea, junr .                                12. William Barnes

13. David John Mackenzie                              14. James Kemp

15. Victor Ferdinand Lloyd                              16. James Kidd Gill

17. Michael O'Shea                                         18. George Pearce

19. Thomas Henry Garner                              20. William Hickey

21. James Mulholland                                    22. William Hall

23. John Boyce                                                24. Henry Wilkin

25. James Kempthorne                                   26. Patrick O'Shea

27. William Yates                                            28. James Murphy.

29 George Grace                                             30. William Yates, junr..

31 Patrick Burnell                                            32. Alexander Greig

33. William Yarwood                                       34. Thomas Lupton

35. Harry Johnsen.


3. (a.) The area shall be about 3,700 acres, in the parish of Colamba, county of Lytton, Dalby Land Agent's District, comprised within the boundaries hereinafter described:-Commencing at the confluence of Branch and Charley's Creeks, and bounded thence on the south-east by Charley' s Creek downwards about 300 chains in a direct line; on the west by a line north about 420 chains to Branch Creek; and thence on the north- east by that creek downwards to the point of commencement ;-inclusive of land required for roads, reserves , or other public purpose,

b.) Each member will be permitted to acquire the freehold of any area not exceeding 100 acres at the expiration of the period hereinafter mentioned.

4. The sum of ten shillings per acre shall be expended by the said Group in making improvements on the said area, and such improvements shall be of a substantial and permanent nature to the satisfaction of the Minister.

5. (a.) The said area shall be set apart for a period of six years from the First day of January, 1894.

(b.) Rent shall be paid by the said Group on 3,500 acres, at the rate of one shilling and eightpence per acre per annum for the whole of the said period, payable in equal instalments at the end of each of the four latter years of the said period, and shall be accounted as the purchasing price for the acquisition of the freehold of the said area, or any part thereof, at the end of the said period.

6. The said period shall be divided into four equal portions of one year and six months, and within three months before the expiration of every such portion during the said period an inspection of the improvements on the said area will be made by the Commissioner.

 

7. (a.) Timber may be cut by any member of the said Group on the subdivision of the said area occupied by him for the purpose of making improvements thereon, but not for sale.

(b) Timber can only be cut on the unoccupied portion of the said area by permission of the Commissioner, but no timber

shall in any case be cut for sale by the members of the said Group.

(c.) The total money aid under section 33 shall be £420, repayable, on demand, within the first three years of the said period, with 5 ,per centum per annum interest added.

(d.) No allowances will be made to individual members of the said Group under section 34.

 

Given under my Hand and Seal, at Government House, Brisbane, this twenty-fourth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four

By Command, A. H. BARLOW.

 

 

 

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fourteenth day of March. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninetyfour,


A PROCLAMATION

By His Excellency Sir HENRY WYLIE NORMAN Kight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Queensland and its Dependencies.

 

In pursuance and execution of all powers and authorities in me vested under the provisions of " The Co-operative Communities Land settlement Act of 1893," I, Sir HENRY WYLIE NORMAN, the Governor aforesaid, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, do, by this my Proclamation, set apart the Area hereinafter mentioned for the purposes of

a Group, subject to the particulars and conditions hereinafter contained, that is to say :-

E.M.-14-3-94.

 

SCHEDULE.

1. The name of the Group shall be " The Industrial Group."


2. The names of the persons included in the said Group are as follow:-

1. William Floyd                                             20. Christopher Watson

2. Charles Holloway                                       21. Samuel Wilkinson

3. James Snell                                                  22. Joseph Armour Dickie

4. William Thomas Smith                              23. George Clydesdale

5. Gilbert Robert Stuckey                               24. Henry William Coleman

6. Walter Booth                                              25. Richard Burke

7. Charles Stott                                               26. Arthur William Wildman

8. Charles Jacob Gay                                      27. John Floyd

9. Anders Pedersen                                         28. Henry Jones

10. Frank Schneiderwin                                  29. George Melrose

11. Ferdinand Neumann                                 30. John Griffiths

12. Henry Wildman                                        31. John Stott

13. Jose Chambers                                          32. Andrew McIntyre

14. George Wildman                                      33. Samuel Lang

15. Peter Lynch                                               34. Charles McCarthy

16. George Weston                                         35. John Alexander Burke

17. John Scaife                                               36. Francis Brown

18. James Collins                                            37. Michael Cassidy

19. Francis Round                                           38. Isaac Gaze.

 

3. (a.) The area shall be about 6,500 acres, in the parish of Earle, Dalby Land Agent's District, comprised within the boundaries hereinafter described:-

Commencing on the right bank of Cooranga Creek at the south-west corner of portion

1258, and bounded thence on the east by that portion bearing north and west to its north-east corner ; thence by a line bearing north crossing the Western Railway Line about X30 chains ;

thence on the north by a line north-westerly parallel to the Western Railway Line and distant about 94 chains therefrom about 200 chains ; thence on the west by a line bearing south

crossing the railway line and passing along the east boundary of portion 1779 to the Condamine River ; and thence on the south by that river and Cooranga Creek upwards to the point of commencement ;-exclusive of freehold portions 189 and 1257 and inclusive of land required for roads, reserves, or other public purpose.

(b.) Each member will be permitted to acquire the freehold of any area, not exceeding 130 acres, at the expiration of the period hereinafter mentioned.

4. The sum of ten shillings per acre shall be expended by the said Group in making improvements on the said area, and such improvements shall be of a substantial and permanent nature to the satisfaction of the Minister.

5. (a.) The said area shall be set apart for a period of twelve years from the First day of January, 1894.

(b.) Rent shall be paid by the said Group on 6,080 acres at the rate of tenpence per acre per annum for the whole of the said period, payable in equal instalments at the end of each of the six latter years of the said period, and shall be accounted as the purchasing price for the acquisition of the freehold of the said area or any part thereof at the end of the said period,

6. The said period shall be divided into four equal portions of three years, and within three months before the expiration of every such portion during the said period an inspection of the improvements on the said area will be made by the Commissioner.

7. (a.) Timber may be cut by any member of the said Group on the subdivision of the said area, occupied by him for the purpose of making improvements thereon, but not for sale.

(b.) Timber can only be cut on the unoccupied portion of the said area by permission of the Commissioner , but no timber shall in any case be cut for sale by the members of the said

Group.

(c) The total money aid under section 33 shall be £456, repayable , on demand , within the first three years of the said period, with 5 per centum per annum interest added.

(d.) No allowances will be made to individual members of the said Group under section 34.

 

Given under my Hand and Seal, of Government House, Brisbane , this fourteenth day of March. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninetyfour, and in the fifty -seventh year of Her Majesty's reign.

By Command, A. H. BARLOW.

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The photograph is in the John Oxley Library;


 This Federation period house with a bungalow-roof was built in 1906. Carl and Albertine Fischer built this home on the block of land that Carl selected after the failure of the Mizpah Group. Carl was one of the original members of the Mizpah Group, a communal settlement group who went to Chinchilla in 1893 and one of only eight members who chose to stay in the area after the group disbanded a few years later in 1896. The Mizpah house was built on one of the blocks of land that originally formed the nucleus of the communal 'village' with stores, other homes and the smithy. None of these early buildings remain today. The word Mizpah is Hebrew in origin and means 'May the Lord watch between thee and me whilst we are absent, one from the other'. (Description supplied with photograph)

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