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FRONTIER MOMENT: Ch 2: THE LAND

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FRONTIER MOMENT: Boldens Run 1844-44


Chapter Two:  THE LAND


During the period from August to Christmas 1840, the Messrs. Bolden, by forming various outstations, occupied on the western side of the Hopkins all the country subsequently held by Messrs. Plummer and Dent [Minjah], Strong and Foster [St Mary's], Manifold [Grasmere], Ryrie [The Lake], Carmichael [The Union], Good [Injemira], Mailor [Merri Farm], Manning [Manning's Farm], Eddington [Ballangeich], Walker [Drysdale], and Cosgrove [Bryan O'Linn]; and on the eastern side, the part of the country held by Black [The Sisters], Johnson [Liberton], Walker [Drysdale], Chisholm [The Junction], and Allan [Allandale and Tooram]. (1)This summary of Boldens Run at the 'frontier moment' is from Thomas Manifold, the squatter who took over the Bolden Brothers home station of Grasmere in July 1844. Manifold's list provides the broad parameters of the land claimed by the brothers, by referencing the individual squatters who…