Jonzjob wrote in post #19191044
I was born in Middlesex and it didn't look like that mate. No cows and lots-a-cars. Northolt to be precise.
Mind you, your Middlesex looks the better one
John this was a 10000 acre block bought by the Van Diemens Land Company (VDL) to make a lot of money for the shareholders back in UK.
It failed miserably. It's at 800 metres elevation, harsh inhospitable land. Back then wild animals would have loved the influx of domestics!
The early explorers saw wide open expanses, lush low vegetation, probably only in summer and thought it idyllic.
I surveyed off a fraction of that around this farm, being the only grazing land suited for such. (in that process I found what is possibly the oldest intact survey mark in Tasmania. A great place to work )
This is part of the mob of cattle.
Once they were free to roam to and fro across the highway (middle distance) Signs up warning of cattle on road.
Not now, it's fenced.