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THE LAND QUESTION. To the Editor, "The Farmer and Settler." [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
THE LAND QUESTION. To the Editor, 'The Farmer and Settler.' - Sir,-1— Reports of debates in committee and conventions of the Farmers' and Set tlers' Association and correspondence in your paper show that while a majority are aware of the baneful effects of large es tates, there is acute diversity of opinion in regard to the means by which *he smaller men — the majority of the members of the Association — should be enabled to hold their own. 1 therefore hope you will question in a fashion that may help to remove some prejudices. [Here our correspondent quotes ex tensively from ancient histwry to prove that 'the complaint aainst the crushing power of the owners of large estates is not a new one.'' lie then proceeds to refer to the efforts which have of late years been made to improve the condi tions of our public life, and emphasises the fact that the unique medley of land ' laws has failed to settle the people on the land, either through being too elas 1 * tic or unnecessarily restri...
AWAY WITH THE P.P. BOARDS To the Editor, "The Farmer and Settler." [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
AWAY WITH THE P.P. BOARDS! To the Editor, 'The Farmer and Settler.' Sir,— Having, with others, read in your issue of the iSth inst. the article re the P.P. Act (inoperative and vexatious) by 'L.C.,' we herewith beg to endorse everything he has advanced, and also ask if the time is not ripe for concerted and ? ^ _„*?,*,, «,* +ua r\r-r+ nf nil branches of the Farmers' and Settlers' Associa tion to R-et the P.P. Act abolished? The way the plague of rabbits is in creasing all over New South Wales is proof of the utter inefficiency of the Act. The incidence of the inspection is most unequal and unjust. If the money it costs to run the P.P. Boards was distrib uted in the shape of a bonus to rabbit catchers where the price of skins is low, it would mean a more equitable division of the money. ? , Another phase of the matter is that the Minister for Lands proposes to hand over to the P.P. Boards the distribution of the wire netting to settlers. This is a most serious matter, and ought io en...
LANDS INQUIRY REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
LANDS INQUIRY REPORT. ? Within the next few days Mr. Justice Owen will present to his Excellency the Governor an interim report of the Royal Commission on the inquiry into matters affecting the administration of the De partment of Lands. The report will be a bulky document of probably 400 pages of typewritten matter, and it will be accom panied by the evidence, already in printj covering about 1200 pages. The neces sity for furnishing an interim report has been occasioned by several considerations. A number of minor matters will probably be left over for the final report, and in any case the Commission has not closed, and it may be deemed necessary to take further evidence. Another consideration is that certain matters are sub judice in connection with the charges against \YV N. Willis, M'Nair, and Hoskins, and it ? will probably be found that several phases of different questions have been left over for a future report. At the same time the report, which will probably reach his Exc...
WHEAT LAND AVAILABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
WHEAT LAND AVAILABLE. Mr. Robert Gibson writes as .follows : — Seeing there is so much inquiry for land for selection, I beg to draw attention to the large area available in the Hillston land district. There arc nearly Soo,ooo acres of country suitable for mixed farm ing and grazing at present unoccupied and a menace to the adjoining settlers through the rabbits. A railway to Hillston from any of the existing lines would cause all this land to be taken up. To show the capabilities for wheat sowing, over 16,000 acres of land were under cultiva tion last year in the Gunbar and Hillston district, besides a large area in the Whit ton district. All averaged three bags per acre. Most of these farmers have strug gled on for the past 15 years, relying on getting a railway to get their produce to market. At the present time about 24,000 bags of wheat are stacked on the farms, teams being unobtainable for carting to the railway. About one-third of this is already destroyed or valueless throug...
THOSE FEES. WHAT WILLIS AND OTHERS RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
THOSE FEES. WHAT WILLIS AND OTHERS RECEIVED. It is interesting to learn that the pay ments, according to an official account, made in1 -connection with the land trans actions inquired into by the Royal Com mission amounted to ,£67,000. Of 'his sum Mr. Willis is stated to have received /44,ooo, and Mr. Peter Close ,£15,000. Another party was paid ,£3000, while fur ther payments make up the handsome total of ,£67,000.
SETTLERS FOR N.S.W. 131 HAVE LEFT ENGLAND. Bringing £20,146 in Capital. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
SETTLERS FOR N.S.W. 131 HAVE LEFT ENGLAND. Bringing £20,146 in Capital. In a letter received by the Premier from Mr. Coghlan, the Agent-General, the prospect of getting a desirable class of immigrants from the agriculturists of the Old Country are very hopefully spoken of. He remarks : — 'The concessions made by the shipping companies are very substantial, in fact, on the ,£2 1 two-berth cabin a concession of X)i is uiituc xoi uvuiy x-4 aoowuu uy 111c Government. With regard to this ques tion, I should like to say that we are in communication with a number of farmers, who have expressed their intention of go ing out to New South Wales, but several of them have to give notice to their land lords that they will quit at a certain date. Some of them have to give as much as n year's notice, while others have in'timated that they have given notice to leave after Michaelmas, after -which they will pro ceed to New South Wales. We have clone an immense amount of preparatory work, which has t...
A FAMILY MATTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
A FAMILY MATTER. At the Land Court in Sydney last week, William George Cox appealed against the decision of the local land board in respect '*» of his application for permission to fulfil the condition of residence attaching to his c.p. Nos. 99-20 and 1903-3, and c.l. 29,146, Molong, by residence on his father's c.p. 96-12, Wellington. The local land board refused the application on the ground that the applicant was a married man, aged 29 years. In giving the Court's decision the Presi dent remarked that though the Court did not decide the question whether anyone, of any age, in any circumstances, should be permitted to break up his establish ment, and carry out the residence on the land of a member of the family, they were inclined to think that the circumstances, particularly having regard to the state of health of the appellant's wife, justified the matter being looked at 'somewhat generously.' The case would be remitted back to the board with a view to the re quired consent bein...
ASSISTED IMMIGRANTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
ASSISTED IMMIGRANTS. Regulations, of which full particulars may be obtained from the Intelligence De partment, have been framed to enable residents in New South Wales to nomin ate relatives in Great Britain, and also, on certain conditions, in other countries, for assisted passages to this State. Un cier tnesc regulations persons ciomicncci in New South Wales will be able to bring out their wives and children, thicr par ents, or other relatives, and a settler may arrange a passage out for the woman whom he intends to marry. Third-class passages may, under the arrangement, be. secured for from £8 to ,£12, and second class passages from ,£28. AH assisted immigrants must be of sound mental and bodily health, of good character. No re strictions are made as to the occupation of the nominated immigrants. Splendid rains have fallen in the far west, from iin. to 4m. having been re ceived over the Darling country. The Women's Liberal Association of Goulburn has decided against the pro posal ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
The potato crops throughout the Car coar district are reported lo be turning out fairy well. This is particular ly the case with crops around Blay ney and Forest Reefs. Several far mers in those localities will, it is slated, harvest up to ,£700 . worth. The average of crops is about i-A tons to the acre, but in some cases owners are digging up to three tons per acre.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
CROWN LANDS AVAIL ABLE. The following are the latest published by the Information Bureau : — ORIGINAL SETTLEMENT LEASES ONLY. MOREE LAND. DISTRICT, on Caid murra Holding, 15,386 acres, in three farms, ranging in areas from 4676 acres to 5355 acres, distant from 62 to 68 miles miles from Moree, and 25 miles from Mungindi ; suitable for grazing ; annual rent, 3d. per acre. Available 31st May, 1 0.0G. ORIGINAL HOMESTEAD SELECTION ONLY. MOREE LAND DISTRICT, on Tyreel Holding, i244i- acres, in two blocks, in areas of 622 acres and 622i acres ; dis tant from 7 to 8 miles from Mnree; suitable for grazing; capital value. ,£2 per acre. Available 31st May, 1906. ORIGINAL CONDITIONAL PUR CHASE ONLY (Classified under Sub section (a) Section 4 of the Crown Lands Amendment Act of 1905). WAGGA LAND DISTRICT, on Umutbce and Toonga Holdings, 40 acres, in parish Tarcutta, county Wynyard ; good alluvial flats, suitable for agriculture; price, ,£3 per acre. Available 19th July, 1906. ? ORIGINAL CONDITI...
NARRABRI LAND MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
NARRABRI LAND MATTERS. At a public meeting held at Narrabri on Wednesday night, resolutions were car ried unanimously, and with much enthus iasm, asking that Narrabri, being the centre of the Western Division, should be niiifln 'a spiini'iitp Innri Vinnrri rli strict, tn include the districts of Gunnedah, Coona barabran, Walgett, and Narrabri, and de ciding to form a deputation to wait upon the Minister in reference to the matter. The meeting also heartily approved of the action of the Minister for Lands in instructing the Dis trict Surveyor to prepare a report -upon Killarney holding, with a view, to acquir ing the same for closer settlement, and re quested the deputation to urge the Minister to acquire the holding. Mr. A. Brown, president of the local branch of the F. and S. Association, was chosen one of the deputation.
LAND VARIETIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
LAND VARIETIES. On Wednesday. 13th June, there will be offered at auction the sale of 60 acres Crown lands within the suburban bound aries of the village of Colinton, adjacent to the Cooma-Goulburn railway line, as a special lease for grazing and agricul ture. The upset annual rental has been fixed at ,£12. * * * The Crown Lands sale announced to be held at Walcha on yth May has been post poned until Wednesday. 1 6th June next. * * '* Eight hundred and ninety-five acres within Guy Fawkes resumed area No. 534a, county Clarke, parishes Doughboy and Rigney, Armidale land district,, have been reserved from sale for preservation and growth of timber; also 7.200 acres, county Gresham, parish Henry, Glen In nes land district. * * * The application of Francis M. Kerridge has been accepted for a lease of lot 30, section o of W'entworth irrigation area. The term of the lease is 30 years. * * * Mr. F. G. P. Neilley, Walgett, has been appointed a trustee of the Mcrcadool Bore Water Trust, and t...
WHO OWNS RIVERINA? [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
WHO OWNS RIVERINA? The Albury Borough Council has spok en out with no uncertain sound with re gard to the question, 'Who owns River ina?' The council has passed the fol lowing resolution: — 'That this council, having regard to an issue lately raised, emphatically protests against the prepos terous claim that is being advanced to Riverina by the southern Statej and affirms that this community has no desire to be annexed to Victoria under any con sideration whatever, and urges the Gov ernment to forthwith take such action as may be necessary to repudiate such a claim.'
CO-OPERATIVE FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
CO-OPERATIVE FARMING. Within the past two years says Orange 'Leader,' Mr. Charles McPhillamy, cf Warroo, has let out a large area of his estate on the co-operative system, and amongst those who are settled there are ten Bathurst representatives, the majority being from White Rock. The families n-«n Afrtr-CHC (~\ iitAMIMfV I **\ AT /*» fl H V W 111 Reedy (2), McAllister, Armstrong, and Evistonc. Last year 2000 acres were leased, the conditions being that Mr. McPhillamy supplies the wheat and the tenant takes two-thirds of the proceeds. Last season the average was about six bags of wheat (about 25 bushels) to the acre. The whole of the crop was bought on the ground at 3s. per bushel. The result of last year's yield was s-uch that this season an additional 1000 acres have been taken up.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
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THE LAND AND SETTLEMENT. INQUIRY COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
[ THE LAND AND SETTLEMENtT[ INQUIRY COLUMN. ERNEST II. ARMSTRONG asks:— 'What year and month did the conditional lease come into forcer' The conditional lease tenure was brought into existence by the 1SN4 Act, which was assented to 17th October, 1SS4. The Act came into force on 1st laminrv. iSSs. 'SUBSCRIBER1' wants to know :— If A leases his land to B, lease to expire in De cember next, nothing1 having1 been stated in the agreement about the destruction of rabbits, who is responsible for the de struction of the rabbits? B's liability would depend entirely on the terms and conditions of lease. If B is in full occupation, the Pastures Protection Board would probably take action against him as occupier, and K»ulcl recover fines imposed. K.I I. A. (Ashford).— The General Sec retary gives every assistance to mem bers of the Association in their land matters, and attends to registrations, etc., without extra fees. 'SUBSCRIBER.' Walgett. asks :— I am the original holder of a C.P. and C.L....
VEXATIOUS DELAYS. PEAK-HILL, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
VEXATIOUS DELAYS. PEAK-HILL. Saturday. Over two years ago a number of set tlers applied for blocks in Genangic holding, and paid their deposit money. After endless vexatious delays the survey ors recently arrived, and have just com pleted the last survey. The applicants have yet to appear before, the Land Board before the selections can be confirmed. While waiting for this land, several farm ers left for Queensland in disgust.
LAND DISTRICTS CHANCES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
LAND DISTRICTS CHANCES. It is notified in. the 'Gazette' that after 30th June next the. following changes will be effected : — 1. The land districts of Bingara and Warialda, now attached to the Board Dis trict of Armidale, will be attached to the Board District of Moree. 2. 1 lie land district or INarrabn, now at tached to the Board District of Tamworth, will be attached to the Board District of Morec. 3. The land district of Coonabarabran, now attached to the Board District of Dubbo, will be attached to the Board Dis trict of Tamworth.
WHAT IRRIGATION DOES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 30 May 1906
WHAT IRRIGATION DOES. At Jcmalong Station, on the Lachlan River, New South Wales, there are 44,000 acres of land subject to dry seasons. The owner, Mr. Gatenby, threw a weir across the river, put 'in a pumping plant, and ir rigated 200 acres of land, which he plant ed with wheat, oats, lucerne and sor ghum. In eight weeks the sorghum was 8ft. high, and Mr. Gatenby put 15,000 sheep at a time on the irrigated land, where they fattened at the average of 75 sheep to the acre. At another station, a few miles away, the proprietors had to pay .£125,000 for fodder for their starving stock.