Adelaide, Elder, Smith & Co. Ltd. (printed by Vardon & Pritchard, Litho.), 1905.
A large map printed on paper and mounted on linen, as issued (external dimensions 955 × 740 mm), with freehold boundaries printed in blue, and an inset locality plan (200 × 180 mm). Later manuscript addenda include red ink outlines on some blocks (with acreages in blue ink); 'Sold' written in black ink on the most northerly blocks; a group of blocks close to St Kilda outlined and hatched in orange for 'ICI' (Imperial Chemical Industries began construction of solar evaporation lagoons in the area in 1935); and some additional blocks added in ink close to Two Wells.
The map has been folded into eight panels, and the paper has flaked off in places, particularly along the folds, resulting in minor loss to the printed surface; a few light stains and minor signs of use and age; overall, a decent copy of an item we find no record of in Trove (or elsewhere).
On offer was approximately 23,000 acres of freehold land, and 13,000 acres of leasehold land. The 'Narracoorte Herald' (Tuesday 24 October 1905) contains a report on the sale, which took place the previous Wednesday: 'the well-known Buckland Park Estate, which has been subdivided, ... is being offered to the public in blocks of from 40 to 1,800 acres. There was a splendid attendance, landowners and pastoralists from all parts of the state being present. Competition was, however, very dull, and only nine [sic] lots found purchasers at the auction sale. The following lots were sold: Block 5, 186 acres, £3 2s. 0d. per acre; block 1, 118 acres, 30s. per acre; block 53, 60 acres, £7 per acre; block 54, 57 acres, £7 per acre; block 55, 40 acres, £7 per acre; block 56, 40 acres, £7 per acre; block 83, 196 acres (with leasehold given in), £1 Is. per acre; block 84, 105 acres (with leasehold given in), £4 per acre. The blocks offered on Wednesday comprised only the poorer quality country. The remainder of the estate will be sold privately'. A successful conclusion to that sale apparently did not take place for another five years. The South Australian pastoralists' who's who, 'Our Pastoral Industry' (Adelaide, 1910) records that the pioneering pastoralist George Brooks (1849-1926) and his son Edmund Albert Brooks purchased 'the picturesque estate at Buckland Park, comprising 20,000 acres ... situated about 25 miles north of Adelaide' from Leonard Browne in 1910 (the property is featured under 'The Brownes of Moorak, Buckland Park, and Booboorowie', pages 137-156).