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MEMORANDUM FOR:-

The Superintendent,
Vermin & Noxious Weeds Branch.

re Allotment 2, Section 4, Parish of Berwick
containing 21s.2r.9p as indicated in pencil
hatching on the plan hereunder.
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This area was allotted to James Austin in the year 1936 under sick soldier conditions (Section 33, Closer Settlement Act 1938). He died in the year 1950 and his widow - Alice M.M. Austin - carried on until her death on the 15th August last.

The above occupancy is terminated by the death of the ex-lesse's widow and the area has come back to the Department for disposal. Pending a decision, a temporary occupancy on a weekly basis and at a weekly rental of £2 has been granted to a son of the deceased - James M. Austin - who has been living in the hose on the area with his late mother and who is one of the executors of her Will.

I request that an inspection of the property by a senior officer be arranged and would suggest that the services of the local inspector be co-opted.

A valuation of the land is required together with a detailed valuation of the improvements (a) the property of the Crown (b) the property of the late Mrs. Austin,

I refer you to the valuation of 18/6/59 made by the local inspector and the list of the improvements claimed by the Estate as set out in Mr. Austin's letter of 27/8/60.