New Providence Land Release Pays Tribute to Ripley Valley Pioneers

New Providence Land Release Pays Tribute to Ripley Valley Pioneers

22 AUG 2019

A limited new release of land at the Providence South Ripley master planned township pays tribute to two of the regions pioneers who helped establish the first permanent European settlement in the area.

The Barram’s Corner release at Providence includes 11 lots ranging in size from 336sqm to 529sqm. Prices start from $198,100.

Named after William (Lew) and John (Jack) Barram, Barram’s Corner is close to all of Providence’s facilities including the planned town centre and numerous parks. The prime location is also at the heart of the catchment area for the new primary and secondary schools due to open in January 2020.

Providence Sales Manager Jamie Martin said the new release occupied a prominent position on Barram’s Road and it was appropriate to recognise the origins of the road and the early settlers it was named after.

“The Barram name is synonymous with the early development of Ripley and we wanted to pay tribute to their contribution,” he said.

“I have no doubt the brothers would be shocked by the way the area has evolved over the 130 or so years since they first arrived but I think they would appreciate the beautiful homes, parks and facilities that now make it such a great place to live.”

The Barram name is synonymous with the early development of Ripley. Brothers Lew and Jack, who were two of seven sons of William and Mary Ann Barram, originally moved to the area with their parents in the late 1800s. In 1900 the brothers teamed up to purchase more than 1,000 acres of land in the Ripley Valley which was used for running their own cattle and agistment.

It wasn’t until 1902 that the brothers began constructing houses, some of the first in the Ripley Valley, and they lived side by side with their 11 children until 1916 when Jack moved to Raceview to open a butchery and slaughterhouse.

During their time at Ripley they managed their cattle farms, worked at local coal mines and shot koalas, possums and kangaroos for their highly sought-after skins.

Lew and his wife Emma lived at Ripley until 1943 when the property was requisitioned by the United States army for use as live firing range. Their property was located at the end of Barrams Road where it intersects with Cumner Road. Jack passed away in 1961 and Lew passed away in 1945.

Providence is the largest masterplanned community in the Ripley Valley growth corridor where there is a massive $4.4 billion worth of residential projects currently underway which will ultimately provide around 50,000 dwellings to house 120,000 people.

To date, more than 1,300 homesites have been sold at Providence with a population now approaching 3,000 people.

For more information register your interest here or visit the Providence Land Sales Centre at 6 Amity Way, South Ripley. Sales Centre is open 10am - 5pm, seven days a week. You can also call one of our helpful sales team on 1800 604 246.

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