Fig Growers Orchard Sunnybank, 1937. The Brisbane Courier 30 August 1930 SUNNYBANK - FRUIT GROWING AND MARKET GARDENING 21565388 ) Sunnybank, situated about 10 miles from Brisbane, along the Southport railway line, possesses a variety of rich soils, and is notable for its production of tropical fruits - particularly pawpaws - and for market-gardening. Although the district was settled many years ago, when Brisbane was in its infancy, little had been done up to 20 years ago in the way of extensive development. Since then, however, Sunnybank has become one of the best-developed and prolific

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Fig Growers Orchard Sunnybank, 1937. The Brisbane Courier 30 August 1930 SUNNYBANK - FRUIT GROWING AND MARKET GARDENING 21565388 ) Sunnybank, situated about 10 miles from Brisbane, along the Southport railway line, possesses a variety of rich soils, and is notable for its production of tropical fruits - particularly pawpaws - and for market-gardening. Although the district was settled many years ago, when Brisbane was in its infancy, little had been done up to 20 years ago in the way of extensive development. Since then, however, Sunnybank has become one of the best-developed and prolific
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Fig Growers Orchard Sunnybank, 1937. The Brisbane Courier 30 August 1930 SUNNYBANK - FRUIT GROWING AND MARKET GARDENING 21565388 ) Sunnybank, situated about 10 miles from Brisbane, along the Southport railway line, possesses a variety of rich soils, and is notable for its production of tropical fruits - particularly pawpaws - and for market-gardening. Although the district was settled many years ago, when Brisbane was in its infancy, little had been done up to 20 years ago in the way of extensive development. Since then, however, Sunnybank has become one of the best-developed and prolific agricultural areas around the metropolis. The Sunnybank of these days may be said to comprise two sections - residential, immediately along the railway line, and the other a strip of rich ridgy country back from the line. On this section are several families holding well-improved farms of from 5 to 15 acres in extent. One of the earliest settlers was the late Mr. W. Soutter, a noted authority on agricultural matters, and for many years director of the Brisbane Acclimatisation Gardens, who often remarked that Sunnybank would one day come to be noted among the agricultural areas of the South Coast, and that it would be a prominent source of fruit and vegetable supply to the Brisbane markets. All this has come to pass, and in the last 17 years the district has been developed In a remarkable manner. The progress continues steadily, and fresh lands are being cleared and tilled. The area has many attractions, from a residential point of view, being high, healthy, and convenient to Brisbane - a motor drive of half an hour, and possibly some day there will be a demand for the rich farm lands for residential purposes. The farmers, however, are hopeful that this will not take place for years to come. Incidentally It may be mentioned that soon after the Great War a large area of the district was set apart as a soldiers' residential area, and was surveyed into quarter-acre, blocks. Ther