German immigrant family on their farm, Bethania area, 1872 contributed by QldPics taken in 1872
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German colonists took up blocks of scrubland in the Lower Logan and Albert districts in the 1860s. They grew field crops such as maize, pumpkin, and arrowroot. Lutheran settlers built their own style of farm buildings. This photograph is a good example of the half-timbered 'barn' built in Northern Europe. Grain may have been stacked in the top storey while the farmer and his family lived down below. (Description supplied with photograph.)
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