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Leach Court

Samuel Leach settled in the land adjoining Bell's Creek in the Diamond Head area in 1881. 

In 1887 Leach was issued a Deed of Grant for 40 acres, for the princely sum of ₤1/0/3. 

An area 150 links wide was not included in this land, as it was to be surveyed for a road or esplanade along the frontage to the Pumicestone Channel. 

A petition was circulated by Leach, aimed at having this area included in his property. 

Signatories included notable early settlers of the Caloundra area such as Richard Westaway, William Westaway, William Landsborough, Isaac Burgess and Alfred Delisser. 

It was claimed that…"the formation of an 'esplanade' can never be of any benefit to the public". 

Modern residents are apt to disagree, and can remain thankful that the request was refused.

(Tutt, 1995). 

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