William Valentine Bailey, Lord Mayor of Malvern (1903-1904), purchased 1195 acres (484 hectares) of land south of Ballarto Road. Subdividing this into smaller blocks this enabled many farmers to own their own dairy farms. Thirty-five allotments were eventually sold.
A map obtained from Ern Marriot gave me the initial idea of the extent of the estate in Sherwood Riding, Cranbourne Shire.
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Our family bought land originally from this estate. We bought it from the Bullock family.
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