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Pyramid Hill
March 1920
To the Closer Settlement Board, Melbourne

We the undersigned landowners and others knowing that certain land in the estate of Isabella Watson, deceased, being allotments 36, 38c, 36, 37 and 35 - 686 acres in the parish of Mologa was offered to your board at £4 per acre with the consent of the State Rivers Water Supply Commissioners to include it in the irrigation area if applied for by returned soldiers and declined by your board feel strongly that it ought to have been bought and learning further that the subsequent purchaser John Ryan & Partners
J@ £4. 2. 6 per acre are agreeable that Peter Owens
a reputable returned soldier and resident of Pyramid may take it over under section 20 at the same price viz £4.2.6 per acre hereby strongly urge your board to accept the said offer as per agreements attached herewith.
We strongly affirm as men having local knowledge of the said land that it is worth considerably more money if given Water Rights equal to the Tragowel Irrigation Districts which it adjoins.
We humbly pray that you will give this position your prompt and favourable consideration in the interests of the said Peter Owens.
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D.W. McIntyre J.P. Farmer Pyramid Hill
K. Morrison, ditto Pyramid