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PROGRESS IN THE MILLING TRADE. The New Mill at Canowindra. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
PROGRESS IN THE MILLING TRAD*;. The New Mill at Canowindra. Progress is undoubtedly the watch - word of this State at the present time and our milling- trade in common, Avitli most other industries, continues to move forward. Out West another step forward has been taken by the opening of the Great Western Mill ing Company's new mill at Canowin dra, on April 10, in the presence of a large gathering of .farmers and towns people, including Mr. Johnson, M.H.R., the Federal representative for Lang. As the occasion warranted, numerous speeches were made of an interest ing character, especially so that of Mr. T. C.. Worboys, who, in reminis cent mood, traced the early incidents which led up to the formation of the company, which was started in 1882, at Spring-grove-now Millthorye. "In the years 18G2 and 3," said Mr. Worboys, "a number of selectors hav ing taken up land in the district, and wheat being the chief crop, the diffi culties of getting it harvested and marketed soon presentied th...
Agricultural Societies Shows [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Agricultural Societies Shows Secretaries of agricultural societies are invited to forward, for insertion in this column, early information of the dates of projected shows, and any alterations as soon as they are made: Society. Secretary. Date. April. Hunter River A. & H. A. W. M'land...... F. H. Fountain .. 20, 29 Bathurst A., H., & P. Association ...... A. H. Newsham 26, 27, 28 Qd. P.. & A. Society (Ipswich) ............: G.W.Allen 26,27,28 May. Toowoomba (Qd.) A. H. T. Beebe .. 2, 3, 4 Richmond R. A., P., & U.S. (Casino) D. S. Rayner .. 3, 4 Orange A. and P. Association ............ W. Tanner 3, 4, 5 Hawkesbury District H. J. Johnston .. 4, 5, ft Moree D. E. Kirkby .. 9, 10, 11 Dubbo ........... Fred. Weston .. 10, 11 Dungog A. and H. Association 0. E. Grant .. 10, 11 Kyogle P., A., and H. Association .....;.. M. P. Dunlop .. 10, 11 Longreach (Qd.) . J. P. Peterson .. 10, 11 Dalby (Qd.) ... - W.R. Hunter 10, 11 Roma (Q.) Angus McPherson 16, 17 Coona...
Striking a Rate. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Striking a Rate. A letter has been received by the Amaroo Shire Council, from the sec retary of the Shires' Association, as follows:-"In reference to your let ter of the 1st January, I have the honour to reply : (a) The general rate for the shire prevails over the whole area, vide section 50, sub-sec tion 1, L.G. Act. In an urban area you can strike an additional local and special rate within the limits prescri bed. (b) It is not obligatory to keep a separate set of books for an urban area, but it is necessary to keep sepa rate accounts."
Street Alignments. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Street Alignments. The question of the alignment of streets in an area is very important, and in parts that are closely popula ted, indeed necessary. The cost is not great compared with the advantages to be gained. At present, in scores of streets it is impossible for coun cils' officials to give the proper align ment, and consequently a want of uniformity exists, both as regards the building line, and what is known as the kerb. The alignment settles all this, and these lines are easily identified. We notice that Murwil lumbah Shire Council has just deci ded to have certain streets aligned. The Lands Department has informed the council that it would be necessary to deposit an amount equal to 3s 6d per chain of the proposed alignment, in all, about 121 chains; the council's liability being £21 3s 6d. The Mayor was instructed to make the formal application for same, and forward the amount of its share of the cost.
Roadmaking Machinery. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
. Roadmaking Machinery. The visit to the city of a number of shire engineers to attend their an nual conference, has been the means of several good orders being placed with merchants of the city for road making plant. Amongst others, Mr. B. A. Heffernan, engineer of Blaxland Shire, had an order from his council. He speaks very strongly in favour of the modern methods. He was one of the first to introduce the road grader to New South Wales. His experience, while engineer of shires of New Zea land, convinced him that it was wise economy to perform the work of roadmaking by machinery, instead of the old methods of pick and shovel, and since his arrival in this State some three years ago, many councils have copied his example.
Road Machinery. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Road Machinery. The engineer for Gundurimba Shire strongly advocated the purchasing of a suitable roadmaking plant for the shire. On the score of economy the question was a pressing one. The cost was estimated to be £1757, and it would do work in twelve months at a cost of £3565, which would other wise cost £7367. His figures were based on actual working experience. Cr. MacPherson, in supporting a mo tion to refer the matter to a com mittee for consideration and report, said the figures read like a fairy tale, and it was a wonder that if such savings could be effected by the plant that it had not been purchased be fore.
REEFTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
REEFTON. In order to be in a sound position to meet the onslaught of the K.W.U., the lleeiton branch, at their annual meeting held at the close of last month, decided to raise their mem bership fee up to 10/. The secretary, Mr. W. Nixon, states that the meet ing was in every way successful, and three new members were enrolled. The report for the year showed use ful work done, several roads hav ing been cleared, and about iy2 miles tormed and gravelled , with other smaller works carried out. The at tendance at all the seven meetings held during the year was good. The accounts showed a credit balance of £5/5/. The farmers in this district are absolutely unanimous that an 8 liour system of work is impossible. The secretary was instructed to write the Narraburra Shire Council, asking that several roads be repair ed. The election of officers resulted as follows:-Messrs. D. Nixon (re-el ected), president; W. A. Zweck, trea surer; W. Nixon, secretary; vice-pre sidents, Messrs. J. Stewart a...
Width of Tyres. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Width of Tyres. Complaints have been made at Narraburra Shire Council about the silly business of trying to cart re cord weight loads over the roads, and the council decided to have the mat ter brought before conference again, with a view to having the bill car ried through Parliament.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
SUBDIVISION OF A NOTED PROPERTY. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MIXED FARMER. Portion of the Famed "WARRANA" ESTATE COONAMBLE DISTRICT, One of the Most Attractive Properties Submitted in that Popular District. 25,600 ACRES SUB-DI1TIDED INTO 9 FARMS ranging in areas from 1,653 to 4,662 Acres. CLOSE TO RAIL, adjacent to BRIGHTLING SIDING, and GULAR Rail way Station. RICH PRODUCTIVE SOIL. CHOICE MIXED FARMING AREAS. A RARE COMBINATION: lightly timbered country with open plains. STRONG AGRICULTURAL LAND WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF RAIL. Large areas ringbarked, picked up and burnt off. Renowned for Fattening and Breeding. Ideal Lamb-Raising Coun try; The Home of Big-framed Sheep. Within the Artesian Water Zone. Plentiful supplies obtainable. Abundantly Watered by frontage to the Castlereagh River, tanks, dams, bore and creeks. Every farm well supplied. WELL IMPROVED. Each farm being securely Fenced, with Large Propor tion Netted. EASY TERMS.-20 per cent, deposit; no further payment of principal for tw...
BARRAGAMYATTI. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
BARR AGAMY ATTI. At a recent meeting of the Barra gamyatti branch, it was decided to discuss the resolutions to be submit ted to the annual conference, at the next meeting to be held on April 29. The proposal to hold the annual meeting in January of each year was adopted.
TRANGIE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
TRANGIE. Trangie branch had a large at tendance at its annual meeting, when a balance-sheet was submitted, show ing a credit of £42 5s 2d. The farm ers' carnival had been abandoned ow ing to the formation of a local P. and H. Association, which is to hold a show this year. Mr. L. J. Perry was elected to represent the Trangie branch at the next western district council meeting to be held at Dubbo on May 5, and to move at that meet ing,-"That the council consider the question of the abolition of P.P. Boards." The following officers were elected:-President, Mr. Horrigan; lion, treasurer, Mr. H. S. Small; hon. secretary, Mr. D. E. Rich; auditors, Messrs. P. W. Phillipps and J. De noon.
COBOCO. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
COBOCO. The annual meeting of the Cobo co branch was held on Saturday last. The treasurer, in his report, stated that there were a few sums to come in, but he was able to report a bal ance of over £20 in hand. The roll showed a membership of 47. The president, in his address on the re port, referred to two important events in the history of the Associa tion during the past year, viz., the birth of the Association's paper, "T/ie Land," and also to the Association being registered as a company, and urged members to do their utmost to increase the membership of the branch, and to assist in getting sub scribers to "The Land." The election of officers resulted as follows:-Pre sident, Mr. Angus McMillan; vice-pre sidents, Messrs. T. Roberts and M. Lohan; treasurer, Mr. D. McKenzie, secretary, Mr. W. W. Tink. Mr. Lohan was appointed delegate to the W.D. Council meeting (if one is held), in Dubbo, early in May. The members of this branch were unanimous in their decision to vote "No" on the ...
GERMANTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
GERMANTON. Amongst otlxer questions discussed at the annual meeting of the German ton branch, was the formation of a branch of the Agricultural Bureau, and two delegates were appointed to confer with a like number from the P., A., and H. Society, and report to : the next meeting. The claims of the Rural Workers' Union provoked a keen debate. The following motion was carried:-This branch of the Farmers and Settlers' Association, considers the claims put forward by the Rural Workers' Union are harsh, impracticable, and unworkable, and that they are at variance with the best interests of the farming indus try, and that we are of the opinion that they should be opposed at the Arbitration Court. The following office-bearers were elected for the ensuing year:-Presi dent, Mr. John Ross; vice-presidents, Messrs. W. J. Parker and E. 0. Hulme; treasurer, Mr. G. H. Parker; secretary, Mr. E. Byrne.
Culverts. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Culverts. The Engineer of Byron Shire has made a good suggestion to his coun cil. He says that wherever possible, monier or earthenware pipes should be used to replace the bad culverts in the shire. Wooden culverts are always objectionable, and should only be constructed in isolated cases. A pipe culvert, if well covered, is al most everlasting.
Building Regulations. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Building Regulations. Regarding tlie building regulations which so many councils have adop ted, in order, among other things to preserve the health of the inmates, and uniformity of construction, coun cils sometimes delay giving their con sent to the plans and specifications submitted, which causes much incon venience. At last meeting of Auburn Council, a letter was read from a firm of solicitors, in reply to a let ter from the council, asking them to state on what section of the Ordi nances they relied to compel the coun cil's consideration of the plan of building proposed to be erected by Mr. H. King. The solicitors stated that Mr. King relied upon tlie regu lations re the erection of buildings adopted by the council on 28tli June, 1D0D. The regulation required that if any person proposes to erect any building, he shall submit to the coun cil a plan, as in the regulation in question mentioned. There being an obligation by the person proposing to erect a building to submit plans, t...
Councils' Officials. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Councils' Officials. Hastings Shire Council lias ap pointed Mr. W. J. Duffy as engineer to the shire. The Works Department wrote to the Armidale Council, stating that the iiction of the council in allowing Mr. Claverie to act temporarily, when a duly qualified clerk was available, was in contravention of the Act, and for any payments of salary the coun cil1 was jointly and severally liable as a surcharge under section 1S5. Coonamble Council has adopted the report of the finance committee, which recommended that the sani tary inspector receive £3 10s per week, and that he be provided with a horse, saddle and bridle when funds were available. Mr. T. J. Witherington, of Victoria, has been appointed engineer of Kyogle Shire, at a salary of £375 per annum.
Defying a Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Defying a Council. ' The Mudgee Council recently re solved that their labourers should clear a certain natiu*al watercourse running through the properties of two persons. The Act-Sec. 7G-gives councils full power to do this. Evi dently the Mayor anticipated trouble, so he, in company with the town clerk, the works committee, and the council's labourers, visited the site, but, as the husband was away, and at the request of his wife, nothing was then done. In the afternoon of the same day the mayor and.party re-appeared on the scene, but the husband was still away. As it was necessary to have the work expedi ted, the Mayor ordered it to be pro ceeded with some distance away. They started clearing the drain lead ing up to the premises in question, but the next day, when the labour ers reached the boundary of the said property, they found a heap of stones in the drain, which reached up to the bottom of the panel of the two railed fence. This heap prevented the water from taking its natu...
Gates Across Roads. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Gates Across Roads. The Lachlan Shire Council has laid clown the following conditions for gates across roads other than public roads. The clear space between the gateposts shall not be less than 11 feet 4 inches; the gates to be substan tially mi'dii and properly hung at the centre of the road; suitable approach es-gravelled, corduroy, or formed shall be made for a distance of not less than 33 ft. on each side of the gate, and shall be maintained in good order., the whole to be subject to the engineer's approval. All gates not constructed and kept in accordance with these conditions are to be con sidered as obstructions, and shall be removed after due notice. The District Surveyor, Forbes, has been informed by the Jemalong Sliire Council, that the conditions asked for in connection with the erection of authorised gates Avere that the gateways on main roads should be 14 feet wide, and that the approaches to same should be metalled or grav elled on either side for a distance of 33 fee...
Noxious Weeds Conference. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Noxious Weeds Conference. A conference "was held last week at Glen Innes, to consider the question of joint action being taken for the destruction of noxious weeds. The conference was to consist of repre sentatives of the P.P. Board, Severn Shire, and Glen limes Municipal Council. The P.P. Board was not represented, and after discussing the question, those present carried the following motion:-"That a letter l)e written to the P.P. Board sug gesting that the shire council and municipal council should keep all roads and any reserves vested in tliem, free from noxious weeds., and that the P.P. Board keep all stock routes and private lands clean." This was agreed to, all present thinking it would be a great pity after some hundreds of pounds hav ing been spent in getting rid of Batlmrst burrs, etc., to let them get a fresh hold. The matter was brought before the P.P. Board at their next meeting. The chairman here explained what led up to the conference, and said although the board was ...