from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Land leased from the government for a term of years.


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  • I had engaged to accompany a young friend that evening to spend the next day, Sunday, at his "country seat" on Richmond Flat, where he had constructed, mostly with his own hands, a sort of hut or wigwam, under an unchallenged squattage.

    Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

  • "Believe me, my pet, your fears are perfectly groundless; I have had more experience with the blacks than most people, and I have no unpleasant apprehensions from our squattage.

    Fern Vale (Volume 1) or the Queensland Squatter


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