The farm operated as a share farm, which was quite common in South East Queensland. As well as increasing the labour force on the farm, it provided the opportunity to learn working practices and strategies first hand with the benefit of someone else’s experience, whilst at the same time enabling money to be saved for the purchase of another farm in the future.

Bob Towson remembers the share farmers house in the 1930s

Cheryl and Karen remember it in the 1950s. Cheryl and Karen spent a lot of time with the share farmer’s children who acted in the role of child minders for their busy farming parents.




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