In 1906 an area west of the Railway line was thrown open for selection under the title of Kadathinni Agricultural area.

The order in which the first applications were received by the Lands Dept. for the Agricultural area were: Walter Browning, John R Richardson, CF Thomas, Ernest Klopper, Reuben Carter, Henry K Maley, and Solomon S Maley.

The first two families to take up residence in their holdings were the late Mr & Mrs R Carter and their son (Bert) and the late Mr & Mrs CF Thomas and family. Other settlers soon followed and amongst them were the Franklin Bros, SJ Morgan, W Howard, J Wilson, G Haines, CC Maley, I Wallace and the Hebiton family. All these names are well remembered by the older residents of our District today.