Rural districts

Writing in 1931 on the history of the Clover Bar area, J.P. Berry captured more than a glimpse of pioneer life in the first five decades of settlement. The author of Clover Bar in the Making, Berry offers clear observations of the day.

Going back to the 19th century and the early settlers of the 1880s, this writing gleans from various sources of the day - publications, newspapers, interviews, etc. The writing provides reflections on settlement, agriculture, roads and railways, mining, education, church and social life. At the end is a full script of the lengthy address made by the Honourable Frank Oliver on the occasion of the Clover Bar Jubilee Celebration.

The full manuscript is provided here for your reading pleasure. Though the words on the page are a bit worn and rough in appearance, the content is fresh and the read compelling. See what you think.

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Early communities place names

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Last updated: Friday, April 20, 2018
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