Squatter’s Homestead. Queensland, Australia ca. 1870sBy Remembering the Past Australia / August 16, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Squatting is a historical Australian term that referred to someone who occupied a large tract of Crown land in order to graze livestock. Initially often having no legal rights to the land, squatters gained ownership by being the first settlers in the area.
Showing a Squatter’s Homestead. Queensland, Australia. Original photo taken ca 1870s.
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