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Rediscovering Ginninderra:
Fairview

After the land reforms of 1861, Thomas Cavanagh acquired land near One Tree Hill, Parish of Ginninderra, acquiring around 280 acres - Blocks 142, 143, 144, 154 and 184.

This property was known as "Fairview" and Thomas farmed this property with his son Patrick.

Thomas was listed on Baillier's Official PO Directory 1867 as free selector, One Tree Hill.

Sometime after Thomas's death in 1871, Patrick Cavanagh moved to his own property, "Eastview" at Mulligans Flat, and "Fairview" was sold to Samuel Southwell.

The Southwells owned the neighbouring property "Cow Hollow", but after purchasing the Cavanagh blocks is thought to have taken the name "Fairview" for his whole property. The property was on Spring-range road and adjacent to the Southwell property "East Lynne".

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Patrick Cavanagh ⧉

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