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NEW ABATTOIRS, HOMEBUSH BAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
A Panoramic View of the New Abattoirs-The Buildings So Far Erected. NEW ABATTOIRS, HOMEBUSH BAY. FOR the past two years, the building of the new abat toirs has been in progress at Homebush Bay, ..and it; -will not be completed for the best part of another twelve months. , The necessity of removing the abattoirs from Glebe Island was long ago re Historic Landmark on the Abattoir Site-a residence Governor in the convict times. ?cognised, and lience the activity at Homebush Bay, on the shores of ?\vhicli the. new establishments fire be ing erected, and very extensive they are, as may be judged by the follow-. ing list, which represents only half of what they are eventually destined to lie. Under the scheme adopted, the buildings first to be erected were seven beef houses with a daily capa city for slaughtering 72 head of cat tle each, or a total of 504; three veal houses, with a daily capacity of 150 calves per day each, and 23 mutton houses, daily capacity 400 sheep each, or a total o...
THE TELL-TALE BACK. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
THE TELL-TALE BACK. A beauty specialist whose eyes are always on the fashions, in order that she may bring licr clients into line with the requirements of the dress makers, says that the back is a tell tale. It blurts out the secret of age, and that more surely than grey hairs and wrinkles. So the woman who means to look as young as she feels must take pains to keep the back of her neck from gaining lumpiness, and the shoulders from becoming round. One of the exercises for round shoul ders upon which she insists is very simple and etlicacious. It consists merely in pushing back the arms un til the elbows come as near meeting as possible, and in doing so frequent ly whilst standing upright. Another form of treatment for the lump just below the back of the neck is a rough towel slightly moistened with hot water, and drawn backwards and for wards across the lump until the skin glows. It must be pursued every morning without fail, but not with such vehemence as to bruise the skin.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
&lt;,) c -J* *1 &lt;T ' a ^ ° ,L ' *ti' w '">?% >/" t> $ ' 9r O T(j tfj V r } :£$. -O. The Great Fertile Northern State Unrivalled in Resources. Liberal Lan£ Laws. , ? ... ,. Conditions under which Crown Land may be acquired. Government Land may be acquired under various modes and on easy terms, full particulars of which will be supplied tree on written or personal application to-The Land Settlement Inquiry Office, George Street, Brisbane, or to any District Land Office in Queensland. The most popular modes are Agricultural Farms Land suitable for Dairying and General Farming in areas up to 2,560 acres, at from 10s. per acre upwards on 20 years' terms, without Interest. Dairying Scene, West Moreton District, South Queensland* Grazing Selections Areas up to 60,000 acres, suitable for sheep and cattle breeding, are obtainable under lease for terms of 14, 21, or 28 years at an annual rental of |d. per acre upwards. The average rental for Grazing Selections in t...
Sculling. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
Sculling. The Parramatta Hundred, the big annual sculling handicap, enticed a huge crowd to the Parramatta River on Saturday afternoon, when the four heats were contested. As predicted in our last issue, Dick Arnst and iiarry Pearce were both handicapped right out of the race, and neither qualified for the final, which is scheduled for to-morrow. The best performance was put up by W. Fogwell, the Northern Rivers sculler, who brilliantly Avon his heat from the 18 sees. mark. W. Rapsley, of Newcastle, a mag nificently proportioned athlete, and a most promising sculler, shaped nicely, and won from the 83 seconds' mark in the first heat, with Tlieo Towns (48 sees.), second; and George Day (18 sees.), a close third. Norman Towns (44 sees.), annexed the second lieat from W. West (78 sees.) and S. McLean (75 sees.). The finish was close, and Jack Arnst, who finished fast, just failed to qualify for the final, by running fourth. F. S. Hagney (18 sees.), the ex cyclist, showed excellent judg...
Boxing. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
Boxing. C'olin Bell, the big, good-natured boxer from Moree, was beaten on points by Jack Howard, at the Sta dium on Saturday night last. Bell, who was "found" by Larry Foley, and hailed by the veteran as a coming world-beater, did not make the show ing expected of him. He scaled near ly two stone more than Howard, al though the weights were announced, "Bell 12.12 and Howard 11.11." Bell weighed 13.7, if he weighed an ounce. The Moree man will never make a champion. It is doubtful whether he will develop into a good second-rater even. He lacks dash, and is on the defensive all the while. During al most the whole of the 20 rounds he was on the defensive. Had he "wad ed" into Howard, as a man with such a big advantage should have done, Colin Bell would have won. Had the Moree man been quick enough to take advantage of several good openings he would have knocked Howard out. On one occasion Bell landed a heavy punch on Howard's jaw, and the lat ter stood in the middle of the ring dazed,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
INO. BAKER 3 Hunter St., Sydney W. Jno. Baker MOUTH SPECULUM, Nickel-plated, with i pair plates, complete with iJridle, 25 Postage, x/6. Also, Molar Extractors and Cutters, Rasps, etc. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE POST FREE. RABBIT .S» SKIMS For HIGH PRICES and QUICK RETURNS send to W1NCHC0MBE, CARSON, LIMITED Sydney's Successful Skin Salesmen Weekly Market Report, Labels, etc.,Posted Free on Application. Head Offices BRIDGE STREET, SYDNEY. When you want to Sell W©©1 GRAIN, STATION PRODUCE, FAT STOCK or STORE STOCK REMEMBER-Good Prices, are Obtained by New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. Ltd. SYDNEY I
Cricket. AUSTALIAN XI v. THE REST. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
Cricket. AUSTALIAN XI v. THE REST. The benefit match to T. S. Warne, the Victorian cricketer, in which the Australian XT. engaged "The Rest," opened in Melbourne on Friday last. The XT. had to do without the ser vices of Warren Bardsley, who could not spare the time to take part. "Monty" Noble, winning the toss, "The Rest" occupied the wickets all day, compiling 364, the last wicket falling just on time. Mayne, the South Australian, played a fine in nings of 105, and then had the bad luck to be run out. Smith, who gave a few chances, scored 75, and Minnetfc with' ;3«), was the next highest scorer. Warne scored 2!), and Noble 23, Kort lang only put together 8, when he was caught by Kelleway, olf Arm strong. Whitty again bowled splendidly, taking live wickets for 79. Matthews got two for 4!); Armstrong one for 51, Cotter none for 35, and Macart ney, who is not bowling up to his old form, had 51 scored off him with out getting a wicket. Unfortunately for Warne, rain con siderably inter...
A PLEA FOR UNITED ACTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
A PLEA FOR UNITED ACTION. Writing to the General Secretary, Mr. Jag. Armstrong, of Inverell, who, a little time back was a Avell-known resident r of the Northern Rivers, states-"I fully recognise the im portance, at the present juncture of putting forth a big effort on behalf of the F. & S. Association, to try and bring the dairying industry into line with the F. & S. JL had a letter from. my brother, whom you met at Kiama, re the same matter. I think I will communicate with the dairy farmers through the press of that district, drawing their attention to the need of organisation to meet the coming trouble, and whether it would serve their interests better to throw in their lot with the F. & S. Association, which is an organised body, having its own newspaper, "The Land," and the necessary machinery and organisation (without any great expense) to serve them in the pre sent juncture, instead of forming; small unions in every localitj', which would carry little ...
DONCASTER AND CUP. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
AND, CUP. Weights for the Doncaster and Syd ney Cup, to be run at the A.J.C. Au tumn meeting next month, are out, anu have been -well digested by fol lowers of the Turf long ere this. In the Doncaster, run over a mile, with 1500 .sovs. as prize money, Flavinius heads the list with 9.7, giving Parsee a pound and Malt King 2 lbs. His second in the Epsom to Silver Hamp ton, when only beaten a head, and his win of the Caulileld Cup, have, put Flavinius at the head of the list, and with the weight allotted, lie possesses a chance in the big sprint. On recent deeds, Malt King should be in receipt of more than 2 lbs from Flavinius. lie lias, however, been scratched. Bev erage is regarded as the best of the three-year-olds, and lias 9.0, giving: : the brilliant Blairgour 2 lbs., and De sert Rose 3 lbs. The latter was a close second in the Newmarket, with S.5, and, with 6 lbs more here, is not by any means ill-treated. Styria was nicely in witli 8.7, but has been scratched. Mr. Daly is not t...
Association Doings R.W.U. CLAIMS ONE MILLION POUNDS INCREASE IN WAGES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
k R.W.U, CLAIMS ONE MILLION POUNDS INCREASE IN WAGES. "The Rural Workers' Gazette" for the current month addresses a "word" to rural workers as follows:-"Now that registration has been granted under the Federal Arbitration Act, it should be the duty of every rural worker to join the union, so as to secure the benefits to be gained by organisation. It has frequently been pointed out that it is the intention of the union to apply to the Court for an award early next year. It may be information for work ers to know that unless they are members of the union they cannot be included in any award the Court may make. Now is the opportunity for them to join; why wait for an or ganiser to call on them ? It is for their own benefit they become mem bers. There are over 80,000 em ployees (wage earners), engaged in connection with agricultural, viticul tural, fruit growing, and dairying in dustries of the Commonwealth, and if the moderate rates asked for by the union are accepted by the Court as ...
Sporting THE TURF. FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
THE TURF. FIXTURES. The following race meetings are announced: March. 24.-Coolah Amateur Picnic Races. 25.-YVallsend .Races. 25.-Bookliam J.C. Races. 25.-Roseliill Races. 25.-Grafton L.V. Races. 25.-Wallerawang Races. 25.-Heddon Greta Races. 25.-Muswellbrook Races. 27.-Yalgogrin Morth R.C. Meeting. 29.-Ganmain R.C. Meeting. 29.-YVanbanumba J.(J. Races. 29 and 30.-Gunnedah J.C. Races. 29.-Spicers' Creek Races. 29.-Stony Crossing R.C. Races. 29 ana 30.-Bounce H.A.C.B. So ciety Races. 29 and 30.-Tenterfield Picnic Races. j?.;31':7pMumimbungle-. A.T.C. -Meeting. April. 1.1, 1/, 19, and 22.-A. J. C. Autumn Meeting.
DESTRUCTION OF BIRDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
DESTRUCTION OF BIRDS. "Pastpralist" writes:-I notice an article-in'your journal of 10 th inst,, in reference to the destruction of birds with phosphorus poisoning. For the benefit of your readers, and to those who are most interested, I can posi tively assure you there are very few birds poisoned in this manner. I have \ised all kinds of poisons, mixed with pollard fo? the-past 25 years, and have not seen one dead bird of any description. The birds will not take to the poisoned pollard. I admit the poisoned wheat is very destructive on birds, wheat being their natural ? food. Of course, the trapper will naturally try to put down phosphorus poisoning for his own benefit. They expect a landowner to feed the rab bits throughout the year, and allow them to trap the paddock, and often ask 10s to £1 per week bonus, apart from having the skins and carcases, as the cage may be; also free grass for their horses, and after taking the rough edge oil", they move out, and allow the remainder to ...
Mayors Not Re-Elected. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
Mayors Not Re-Elected. A question has been raised in some of the suburbs, as to who should have presided, at the meeting of the council for the election of mayor to fill the period between the 1st and 15th February, where the Mayor for 1910 had not been re-elected an alderman OJI the 28tli February. It is contend ed that there is no one, authorised to preside. This proposition is ab surd, and there is nothing in the con tention, for the Ordinance (No. 1, 48a) clearly lays it down that-"If the mayor be absent, a chairman elected by the aldermen present, shall take the chair." Certainly the mayor was absent in all those cases.
Motions for Shire Conference. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
Motions for Shire Conference. Iiiv view of the forthcoming Shires .Association Conference, Hume Shire Council carried the following motions: "That the Local Government Acts be consolidated and codified, so as to simplify the administration of the law.'- "That this council is opposed .to the extension of the franchise of ?shires along the lines of adult Suf frage without other qualifications.'' .The motion was . warmly discussed, the opinion being "against non-rate ?payors": having any controlling influ ence in the-administration of the shires. i.1'
Noxious Weeds. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
Noxious Weeds. The local P.P. Board lias asked the Apsley. "Shire Council to allow their employees to destroy blackber ries and briars on the roads; '. the^ Board to be debited with' the- cost. The proposal., was accepted. .CJost wyck Shire .??.Council has, also agreed' to, do the same. ,
Public School Sanitation. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
. Public. Scho ol Sanitatio n; The Sanitary. Inspector reported, to the Gosfwyck Shire..1 GouneiI, in re ference to the condition, of tlie^ pub" lie school afc Maitland Point., It Avaa resolved that the Public Instruction1 Department be written::: to - asking- for'; a liberal supply of-: lime a3 well as. disinfectant to be forwarded to the1 school. The report referred to stated that the: usual: class of cesspits arc; used. They appeared to be, ,kepfc clean, but have not been emptied since the school was,built. He thought all cesspits should be done away with at:'- public schools. The water tank was a .small galvanised one, but it should be more protected from the sun) as the heat is liable , to make the water, unfit: for. human consump tion.
Roadmaking Material. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
Roadmaking Material. The following extract from report of the Engineer of Patrick ' Plains Shire (Ifr. G.V.. Doyle) is -.interest-, ing,; inasmuch as the same -conditions apply to many shires, and the' facili ties rfor. obtaining road-malong mate rial should certainly -be increased. "Uiuleiv.the Act; a council may enter unenelo.sed land, but in a district like ,this. the right did not amount to much,; as:, the greater part of the land is enclosed,,this, being more par vticularly ??? the-;case in localities 'where material is most difficujt to obtain. In a number of cases owners freely allow material .to bo taken from their land, tbut as against this there, are a number who absolutely refuse to allow even the maintenance men to get gravel; and thereby close the . only source from- which it can be obtained, within as much as six-miles. . This makes the: cost of repairing the' roads in those localities almost prohi bitive. Some owners who have up ; to the present allowed material to be...