Photograph 7495784
Formerly a farmer with his father in Kent, Peter Ashenden, 35, is now a successful rice and sheep farmer at Murrami, near Griffith, NSW, Australia. He is growing 100 acres of rice, which should produce between 200 and 300 tons of grain worth some 40 Pounds a ton to him in 1959. Ashenden, and his wife Margaret, came to Australia in 1947 and worked on a sheep station then on a rice farm for two years before investing his modest capital on his own farm. Ashenden today values his 740-acre property at about 35 000 Pounds. The Ashenden family, left to right: David, 9 (born in Australia), Mrs Margaret Ashenden, Patricia, 12, Jeffrey, 6, (born in Australia) and Mr Ashenden. January 1959

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A12111, 1/1959/16/227
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