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Highlands History | Cullen and Vance families, early local settlers from Ireland

Updated January 28 2022 - 1:49am, first published 1:46am

The densely forested Yarrawa Brush on the Wingecarribee districts eastern side was opened up by free settlers in the 1860s. The Robertson Land Act of 1861 provided for free selection before survey of blocks of unreserved Crown Land at £1 per acre.

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