HAVING been in the same family for nearly 100 years, the Beard farm at Pound Creek is now being put up for auction.
The 183 acres of land in three titles has been with the Beard family for 95 years, originally purchased by Lloyd Beard in the early 1900s.
Mr Beard was one of the first people to establish farming land in the Pound Creek area.
When he moved from Outtrim in 1921, the only farms in the area were those of the late Archie McCaughan and the late Jim Miller.
Mr Beard purchased 1220 acres of farming land when it was covered in sword grass, swamp gums and messmate.
The Beard family has had a strong presence in the local area for many decades now.
Mr Beard was just a child when his family first moved to Moyarra in 1892.
He had two older brothers – Edgar and Fred – who were the first butchers in Wonthaggi, and worked carting meat from Outtrim for six months during Wonthaggi’s tent town days.
They then opened a shop in McBride Avenue in the early 1900s.
In 1946 Mr Beard bought another 880 acres of land at the junction of the Pound Creek and Inverloch-Leongatha Road.
Mr Beard and his wife went on to raise five sons and three daughters.
Thanks to the efforts of Mr Beard and his family, the 183 acres of gently rolling country and creek flats has excellent fencing and a strong fertiliser history.
The homestead is an older-style three bedroom home, with shedding and yards.
There is a choice of elevated home-sites with water views, as well as highly productive pastures and five dams on site.
This magnificent farm land is just five minutes to Inverloch and provides the ultimate in a rural property for a diverse range of uses.
The Beard’s Pound Creek Road property will be auctioned at 12noon this Saturday, January 14 at CFA Pound Creek.
For more details, contact Dennis Ginn at Alex Scott & Staff, Inverloch on 5674 1111.