Land reclamation for seaside allotments and recreation, Sandgate, 1937. These images appeared in the 1936-37 annual report of the Land Administration Board and show the progress of swamp-filling and land reclamation at Sandgate. The top image shows mangrove and ti-tree swamp cleared prior to filling. Soil was excavated and brought by tractor on light tracks before being dumped into the swamp. A little over half of the costs came from the Unemployment Relief Scheme. Each week, an average of 50 gained employment. Queensland parliamentary papers, vol 2, 1937   

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