Paddock map of Tinnenburra, 1924

Paddock map of Tinnenburra, 1924. Drafted after AML&F purchased the lease in 1922, this map depicts existing pastoral infrastructure. Details were later added to the map in red pen, probably by the manager. This included two new bores and the flow rate of Tyson’s ninth bore which had diminished significantly since it was first drilled. Bore No17 is described as a ‘practical failure’ supplying water for 10,000 sheep. The Tinnenburra lease expired in 1944, however, due to war time commitments the Lands Department delayed its decision about whether another 40 years would be granted. This allowed AML&F to continue running Tinnenburra during its most profitable phase, during a postwar boom in wool prices. Until the lease expired, AML&F had spent £60,556 on improvements and upkeep. Despite this investment, in 1949 the Lands Department initiated plans to sub-divide the property. Breaking Tinnenburra into numerous blocks constituted a major turning point in the economic and social history of the landscape. However, the cultural ramifications were arguably most acute in relation to Aboriginal people who, until that point, played an active role in the landscape. Collection of the Noel Butlin Archives, Canberra, 132/17

New South Wales Department of Lands
Publication place: 
Date captured: 
1 April 2011
Date created: 
1 April 2011
Date issued: 
28 January 1924
Collection of the Noel Butlin Archives, Canberra
Tinnenburra, QLD
28° 44' 14.928" S, 145° 36' 14.6808" E