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THE AGRICULTURAL ADVANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
THE AGRICULTURAL ADVANCE. According to the State Government Statistician., the area under -wheat last year amounted to 1,900,180 acres, as against 1,394,056 acres last year. This is the greatest area on record, that of 1906 being the highest pre viously, with 1,939,447. Maize has increased to 212,797 acres from 180,812 in 1909, though jin 1900 it was 214,697 acres. Oats has increased tremend ously, from 59,881 acres in 1909 to 81,452 last year. Sugar is falling olf. It is now down to 6480 acres, as against 10,472 acres in 1901. Hay has fallen away to 630,664 acres last year, as against 715>37 acres in 1909. All crops oceupied 3,174,864 acres in 1910, as against 2,713,971 in 1909. It is estimated that the value of the agricultural produce raised last year was £10,908,320, just double that in 1900, and easily the highest on record by considerably over a million ster ling.,
THE LAND. "Nations may Battle and the world rock with revolution but the land will care for him who cares for it." Telephone 2843 City. Telegrams, "The Land," Sydney Offices 3 Spring Street, Sydney. FRIDAY, MARCH 24. 1911. Where You Come In! [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
THE LAND. " Nations may Battle and the world rock with revolution but the land will care for him who cares for it/' Telephone 2843 City. Telegrams, "The Land," Sydney Offices 3 Spring Street, Sydney. ; FRIDAY, llARCII 24. 1911. Where You Come In ! One million more a year in pounds sterling iis-.. what the .? Rural Workers3 Union, on the avowal of its . officers, intend if they can, to screw out of the pockets of the farmers of Aus tralia." That is something- tangible for the farmers to ponder over . - But in another way, the Union aims at-an average in crement of £12/10/ per man. That is what the farmer will 'have to pay in-addition to what he pays now, if the Union's . claims are granted. The Union, which is -forcing, on: its organisation all over Australia, and meeting with great success,. npt'unnaturally puts this question to the rural worker : " If we can: get you £12/10/ per year, increasej is' not the-few shillings' subscription which we ask of you a good investment ?'?' ; And...
DEMONSTRATION FARM. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
DEMONSTRATION FARM. The people of the Manning are very anxious to have a demonstration farm started in the district, and Mr. M., 0. Levitt, the lion, secretary, at Bar raganvatta, lias written, submitting a number of strong reasons in favour of its establishment in that district, which Mr. T. I. Campbell, the general secretary, will urg*f Upon the Minis ter for Agriculture". The claim in favour of this district are: - 1. A farm ,so situated is practically midway between the Manning..and. the Clarence, and practially in' the cen tre of the fast-developing mid North Coast. 2. Being in close proximity to the main North Coast road, and almost alongside a proposed station on the projected North Coast railway, it will be easily accessible from all direc tions. 3. Within a short radius of the pro posed site, over 300 farmers are now settled, notwithstanding that there are large areas still locked up as for est reserves, and as these are deple ted and thrown open for settlement, the populat...
The F.S.A. Planks. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
? The F.S.A. Planks. I. Railway Extension, including the opening of new ports, ex tension and duplication of railways, improvement in tran sit facilities generally; the linking up of existing, systems and connecting of border lines. 8. Land Settlement to be para mount over revenue: (a) Resumption of improve ment leases, scrub leases, and 18th section leases suitable for residential Settlement. ' (b) Resumption of large es tates for purposes of closer settlement. : ' (c) Provision for Work* men's Blocks. "3. Freehold tenure, as opposed to nationalisation of land. 4. The choice of tenure to appli cants under Crown Lands Act. '5. Permanent right of re-appraise ment on application of all land held under residential , settle ment conditions. 6. Limitation of Transfer to pre vent the accumulation of large estates. ,7. Administration of the depart ment of Lands by Commis sioners. 8. Lay. members of local land boards to be elected. 9. Bulk handling of grain. 10. Water conservation and irrig...
A Maitland Industry. The Growing and Manufacture of Millet. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
© A Maitland Industry. The Growing and Manufacture of Millet. (By D. J. H.) If the present is a sample of Mr. Wragge's drvest year, then the Mait land farmer would do well to be pre pared for the time when his wettest year comes along. The rich soil of the Maitland dis trict is at present showing the result of a bounteous and continuous rain. In every direction growth is pheno menal. In the crops of maize, where the busy farmer has failed to keep them clean, the weeds are as high as the maize itself. Lucerne cuts are depreciating in value, owing to the grass that has grown up. As a re sult of the good season in many cases, whole cuts have been destroyed by the rain, for no sooner would the lucerne be turned over to dry, than further showers would fall, and keep it in a moist condition until the whole lot is not lit to stack, unless layered with salt. Fortunately, the season is. so boqfttiful and feed so plentiful,' that it is hardly necessary to go to the expense of saving the sodde...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
ATTENTION is directed to the fact that "The Land" is the only Journal entitled to speak officially on behalf of the Farmers and Settlers' Association of New South Wales. ;>i It is commended by the Executive of that Association to the sympathy and support of Members and of countrymen in general. : It is a Journal owned and controlled by primary producers. It belongs to the country and exists to reflect country opinion. Get into touch with it! Send your suggestions for increasing its interest and usefulness CIRCULATION CERTIFICATE. The Managing Editor, "The Land" Newspaper Co., Ltd., Sydney. Dear Sir,- i I hereby certify tlmfc, having in^wted the wrappers addressed each week by my company, also the postal vouchers, I am dalisfert that at .east eighteen thousand (18,000) copies of your paper are-being 'des patched each week. Yours faithfully, . Sydney, March 20, 1911. . For The Gibbs Addressing Co., ." P. GIBBS. 1 : T certify that my firm is under contract to print and despatch not ...
MARKETING BROOM MILLET. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
MARKETING BROOM MILLET. Growers of broom millet are ad vised to secure a copy of the bulletin issued by the Department of Agri culture, dealing with the cultivation' and marketing of broom millet. It is scarcely necessary to point out that the most profitable results from this crop are obtainable only by using up-to-date and scientific methods. The first portion of the bulletin deals mainly with the ques tion of cultivation, mid although it may seem rather late in the season to offer advice on this point, yet there is no reason why farmers should not improve their Knowledge in good time to secure the best re sults from the next crop. However,, as the time is now ripe in some dis tricts for harvesting and marketing,, opportune. When a farmer is con fronted with such terms as " inside," "cover," "hurl," &c., he naturally asks to know the relative values of these technicalities. They are, however, more trade terms than agricultural designations . and are briefly defined in the ...
P. P. Boards. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
P. P. Boards. The Molong P.P. Board received an application from tlie Lands Depart ment for the board to state whether there were any objections to the con version by William Mills of a special lease for grazing. The board asked the Lands Depart ment to hold over the application for conversion, pending the consideration of the whole question of reserved land in the district by the special inquiry board recently appointed by the Min ister for Lands. Mr. Palmer, who is a member of that special board, said that his ap pointment necessitated his resigna tion as a member of the P.P. board. The resignation was accepted with re gret. The board decided to co-operate with the Cobar P.P. Board in seeking an amendment of the Pastures Pro tection Act, to make ear-marking of sheep compulsory and branding optional. It was decided not to co-operate with the Hunter P.P. Board in an ef fort to secure an amendment to have travelling stock permits signed by consignees of sheep as receipts, and returne...
Cultivation FARMING " DRY" COUNTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
Q &lt;? 0,= =£> «* Cultivation P FARMING " DRY" COUNTRY. Mr. Anderson., in the course of his paper read before the Dry Farming Conference., thought it necessary to utter a note ot warning. " The bet ter conditions lately experienced in Australia." lie said, " permit the thought that seasons are changing for the better, but we have merely to examine the historical records of tho past century to find that we have had in fairly regular sequence dry periods, severe droughts, and good -seasons. In weather, what has been .will be. We shall have very bad droughts again in their c^jle. but we are gradually learning what our fathers did not know-how to rob them of their worst terrors. It be hoves us as men regarding things in the calm light of reason and dispas sionate judgment to do nothing what soever that will make a boom m dry lands.. " Good seasons tempted men in our State to go beyond the boundaries of safe farming many years ago, and to day the sad results are too apparent....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
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EVAPORATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
EVAPORATION. Some information on evaporation from soils,, given by Mr. H. C. XJ. Anderson at tne Dry Farming Con ference in Adelaide., will probably be news to many of our readers. Mr. Anderson said : " The evaporation tests in the American States agree fairly well with our own. During the six summer months there it is found to vary from 21in. to 72in. It sounds a little paradoxical to say that in a region with lOin. rainfall the evaporation is 72in.. but this merely indicates the amount of mois ture that will be evaporated from the soil or from a water surface., if it be available. Tanks of an exactly similar design are constructed in many parts 01 the dry area. 8ft. in diameter. 2ft. deep., with 4in. above the surface., containing water level with the ground. The rate of evap oration from a wet soil surface is about the same as from an exposed surface of water in the tank. " Very wet dark soils will lose more rapidly than a water surface while wet light-coloured soils lose at the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
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METROPOLITAN BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
METROPOLITAN BRANCH. At tlie annual meeting of the Metropolitan branch, Mr. J. W. Lugs-. din in^tlxe chair, the secretary in his review of the year, regretted that nothing further had been done in the direction of forming an agricul tural organising body, either inde pendently, or." with the aid of the metropolitan branch. Reference was made to Councillor Gilmour's propos al for the establishment in Sydney of a farmers and settlers' club for ladies and gentlemen, with a spe cial branch for ladies. During the year the number of financial mem bers had increased from 30 to 38, The election of office-bearers resulted as follows:-Mr. J. W. Lugsdin t( be president; Mr. F. G. Gilmour ant Mr. E. Walters, to be vice-presidents; Mr. C. S. Allen to be hon. treasures and secretary. The General Secretary has received affiliation fees from the new bran ches at Curlewis, Wyalong, Eumun gerie, and Coombanning.
BRANDON GROVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
BRANDON GROVE. The secretary of the UnderbanL' branch- reports having held a . very ; satisfactory meeting at Brandor Grove, and forming a new brand of the Association there, with at opening membership of 15. The office-bearers elected were:-Presi dent, T. Irvine, jun.; vice-presidents, J. F. Dowling and J. Middlebrook; treasurer, S. Kingston; secretary, A. Smith.
ASHBRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
ASHBRIDGE. In a letter to the general secretary, Mr. W. P. Dyce states that he has succeeded in forming Avhat promises to be a very flourishing branch at Ashbridge, though the attendance was somewhat marred on account of a bad storm breaking, but the 13 or 14 people present joined to a man, and the appointed secretary, who Mr. Dyce terms "a perfect hummer," has the names of several more who have promised him to join, which will bring his list of members to over 40. He says also that he is going to make it one of the most "live" branches in the State. Mr. Vontheim was elected president, and Messrs. Mounter and Thompson vice presi dents. ;
OXLEY ISLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
OXLEY I6L.AND. At a large and representative gath ering at Oxley Island, on the 15th inst., it was decided to establish a new branch of the Association, Mr. J. W. Evans being appointed secre tary, and Mr. W. N. i-iee, treasurer, pro tem. Mr. Evans, in a letter to the general secretary, suggests that if a good lecturer visited the district a' lot of interest could be aroused, and probably a number of branches formed, as it was a large dairying district, and contained three butter factories. A meeting has been call ed for Saturday, to be held at Croki, for the purpose of establishing a branch. The Oxley Island branch has already 20 members, with many more coming in. "Mr. Evans, in writing to the general secretary, observes:-"I have been reared on a dairy farm, and have been milking since I was eight years old, and you will noi think I have been overworked wher I tell you I am 16 stone in weighi with a chest measurement of 48 m ches." Evidently another bad casi of child slavery!
MOVEMENT ON THE MANNING. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
MOVEMENT ON THE MANNING. The Association is meeting with increasing support amongst the dairy farmers on the Northern Rivers. In a letter to the general secretary, Mr. Ii."W. Booth, of Jones Island, writes that a successful meeting of the branch there was lielu on the 17th inst., and that he was calling a meet ing 011 Mitchell's Island, on the 23rd for the purpose of forming a brand at that place. He was also striving to get branches established at Cooper' nook, Moorland, Lansdowne, etc.
ARMATREE BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
ARMATREE BRANCH. A meeting of the 'Armatree brand Avas held on the 4 th inst. It was rt ' solved to ask the Railway Commis sioners to build a grain slied at th siding, capable of holding 15,00i bags, and this Association to guar antee interest. The' secretary was. also instructed to ask the Minister for Lands to push on the surveying of the township blocks, which work has been promised some time, and there are a number of people want 'iiig blocks for building purposes. An animated discussion took place in re gard'to the want of a bridge across the river, as all the farmers, or the principal wheat growers, are on the opposite side of the river from the railway, and as there is every pros pect of a great quantity of grain having to cross the river, a bridge is an absolute necessity.
A CONCESSION WANTED. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
A CONCESSION WANTED. The Peel River closer settlement farmers, to tiie number of between 40 and 50, chiefly delegates from various progress associations, held a meeting in Tamworth, and decided to seek a concession from the Govern ment with regard to the instalment falling due in June next, which they wished to have postponed, and they also wish to have all the succeeding instalments made payable on the first of the following January, in stead of in June. The chairman, Mr. Hoban, of G'oonoo Goonoo Creek, gave some solid reasons for this ac tion. He said they all considered they were entitled to some conces sions in the matter of payment of their instalments, as since they had gone on the land they had met with a good deal of bad luck. They took up the land at a bad time of the year, too late to get in a crop the first year. The following year, after they had put all their energy, skill and capital into their holdings their crops were cut off by the disastrous frost, and to-day they ...
THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
THE WEATHER. ' Monday -was a wet day throughout the State, excepting the metro politan area, North Coast and North-Western slopes. On the South Coast, Eden and Bega registered 3 and 4 inches respectively for the week end ing 21st. Katoomba still leads with 38 inches since the New Year, Eden following with 31, and Picton 28 inches. On the North Coast, Lismore and Grafton have had the goodly supply of 20 inches since January 1st, -which city folk can gauge by the fact that Sydney has had only 2 inches more in what seemed an unending wet period till a few weeks back; Dry Bourke has had its 6'/a inches, and Brewarrina and Collaren ebri have received 7 and 9 inches for the New Year. In the Riverina, Wagga with 10, Henty 9, Coolamon and Cudgellico 8, and Narrandera 7 inches has assured good times ahead for that important growing centre. The following indicates the variations of the Sun and Moon for the week ending March 30th: SUN. MOON. Mar 24 Fri. 25 Sat. '.; 26 Sun. ;. 27 Mon. . . 28 Tu...