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A Vanishing Opportunity,

The paucity of open spaced for tlie people, such ab i arks and sports grounds m the t>ubiubsf is one of ihe feature* of crt\ and suburban settlement "whic i is often oomwented on by \iaitor3 from the ^uth to Briöbane (elites a. correspond eut) "Week after week eubuibart pro- perties are being cut up into Iß and 20-percb allotmenta, and no piovision is made for tb.2 recreation of the hundreds of people who build lu clowî proximity to each other The. rebub lu tljat the streets are tht» onlj play groundd for the children and yoting men and women,

\ho wiall to tycná an afternoon in the open country art obliged, in mott cases, to mako a journc) b> train or tram before reaching' a fcuHabl«? picnicking ground ^ow \u find tliat tho «nlj remaining ideal spot for park or recr^tion grounds is being cut up for sale in October Here there are about 40 acres of as fine a level   piece of ground as can be found for miles around Paddington Toowong, and Ithaca. I refer to the Bardon Estate, which is within 10 minutes' walk of the Paddington tram terminus at present, but it U pretty nell a Gettled matter that tim line will be extended shortly right up to Bar- don The 40 aerea 1 refer to are bounded b> a creek bordered b> splendid shade trece, with grasy bank«, and clear water nppltng over a pebbly bed, offering an ideal picnic ground, where, on national holidaja, thousands of chil dren and others fpen 1 a huppj dav There is room on this spot for football, cricket, lawn tennis and other games and all vnthin a few minutes' walk of the tram. I am given to un- derstand that the whole of this beautiful spot can be purchased for £2000. This is an oppor- tunity that ought not to be neglected by the residents of the suburbs mentioned. Already hun- dreds of persons from Brisbane visit Bardon flat on holidays and Sundays. Once it is sub- divided every acre will be quickly told. Trams, water, ind gas are potent factors in effecting sale**. The owners of thb property natura th do not look beyond their own Interr ts in such a matter Aa the culgar tongue luth it "Their troubles about open spaces for the people " It appeirs to mc that the residents in the neigh bourhood ought by hooc or bj crook, to eecuro the, only eui table level land left in the district! from the desecration ot closer settlement^

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