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A New Fruit-plucking Machine. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
A New Frulit-plucking Mliachinc. The injury frequently done to fruit and tree during the gathering season by the oll methods has led to the inven tion of a handy and portable device, of cwhich we furnish an illustration. By its means any kind of fruit can he Irought fro .n the top of the tree withli out damage. The upper end of a hard light wood pole is construieted with ilt sides and edges. Centrally, upon one side of the pole is a groove. in which slides an iren or steel rod, pivoted to the upper edi of whichli are short armsn lwhoise free ends are unitedl t semi circular cuting plates. The straight edge of one of the plates is formed with ia eutt i'g edge. while the straight edge of the other plate is provided with an manguliar groove to receive the cutting edge. A wrought iron cap having a centre triangular cross-piece, is titted over the end of the pile, to serve as a guidle to the short arms andi as a brace and stay for the iipper pior tio of the pole. A tubtle of canvas or co...
THE HOUSEHOLD. To all Housekeepers. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
THE HOUSEHOLD. To a111 hIousekcepe)rs t", thle E ['Oft nit , r &lt;, VI ,lri ti in. tItI- C-ti t , f rev ta~lk i- ;Ilntraci :Il'leeiltljll e. :Ihllllt C\ CThieilL 1,"n.,il in_ t. i ~ -r tt- the ntt tl(. lll t :.1." 1 1 -t·111 tilf Itnni; ttn I eln · ,.f l illlrr ~n. adirr11111·1t in .pert.~1 ;rl",lai al ili* Ilf et la·· r -tc r bete , Il ticr~al t-l
The Council of Agricultural Education. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
The Council ol Agric mllural Education.ll T 1h Co cieli i ui tti l EU I C aI offlices. Present-Ur Ph muner (in;T~il theC Ma~ckiiitosl, It. l'iighit, C'.ji ci, and I). . 'arti, scrctu · ·wiI A i fIIl: I'IneC S OIIIII.AIISIIII'. TIihe departmient oii Agrieiiltitie wcente. stating tiat tie founds~ (' 1(101) donated egeus, to ie known ias the "Fink lros Sholarihlip.'. uIl heen invested in city of CollignwoodI dehelnllltres, and the C(oneil were therefore invited tol forlinllite the conditions h}' whichs the schiarslhip would hlie governed. It was resolved to ilnvite the 1edu ctiliin coltililittce to irlnraW p ii rep'lort. ll DOIu i I D tFllll l lul I o?llll .. M r ,l1. L. T 'oplolnll , t ahlii ger Ofll thel Dookie farmi seIicl, wrote tlhait during the iionth oif liayl seasolalle rains fell, a olulll ting to 2'11! , l aklll ig the totall l rainfa;ll for the year l '17. 'he blest iuse had b n maiillid of the f;LVOllll';elIC ciseasoin for Iagriclllltural lopeltilns, iiinl a large numberil ...
COOKING RECIPES. PUFF PASTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
(ine poundl of flour. Ili of hintter. ,int if owater. lath Ali of llltter ill tile h or. lix withi tre ltllf i: l itt of watler. roll tle ,pate into a .lleetl an1l spr:ul the cl'liutlliler of bti ter ii tie 'eltlre of hile -hiet : fitd over. let it .tairt for 15 Illillllutl . thell ,ire ii thlllLree Id thle |117l11. 1i 'ke in a :l lick t llen. :. 111K 11 11 t5. nire-a id-a-iallf potiuI of flhour. -f. Of I:hkit, oltwder with dlry lour.' tlthtt add tt.: a, buttert. l nd tllgl r. "well?ll mixe toiet'herl( lll one pint of . ur m lltk. AN1iT Ii i?t? r l?| P 1?Wt Ilr .\KIN ; Ii ntie pitrii of c oarttate of sif . ttt h of ctrei of tertat. lix well to'-ether . .1 cci ftl: i r ii ur1: FOR IftS itus . ie lpo. llt ?i e:n' ioll.att of l l:a. -, Ii rtf ? iretric arid. 1ix well ti?tge.the SO.A Slt'ON I., Four i lreat]'falt leupfiI f floui. on1 :la-oo ful of -allt, one ( te :po fullr l of (c?l :lbonate of -Oda. two teapunf:lulfl:] of rli ill oi f lltl: 1 : llix With Wet 'l il ilto dott:h : roll ot...
THE APIARY. ROBBERY AMONG FEES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
THE APIARY. i;OliliE:rY AMO-l I, . Of alll thig.elli, ci ctclil citi tliLeajiiIrIy. isbhiiniig is the ntiet tierplexing and often v'e r')- disastrous. T['he prit r cause10 I,:ll,? e is carelesne..s on the part of hille auiariit. ..A rolny of bees in proper endititt is proof against roblbers. and c? lonies tha:tt fall victims to roubbers will ne.l'ly always ie fotud ti he defective in simme lartlie lar. A coloniy that becoilnes qiueenless. without thlt niecessary brood lon rear an Ithler queen. .et.llan e;scapels b,[ing roblbed if left long in such conditionia Agatin. a colony imay have a defective lqueen, and nlll the eolnmity becominlg disic[agedl will allow tliemse'lves to lie plun liedl atilte stlyedl. In such eases. itnd ttee i-yae thle wicist if tun. tile al ititist is cerettiuly reslnihle, i. it is in his Ipower tI) remedyile such defecls. A coltnty liaviniri a good. fertile queen may I- - weak or felwin ltnnluer thlat they arie ttnable ito reliel rot)l)ber.s. In richI cases ,...
THE DATE PALM. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
Trll:. I)ATI' lPALM3. If there it anty dispositiol iln Australi:a tg give the culatvation af the late a fair trial (sats or otrrtespoj lent of tile 31el Hurllnle .I) eaCe)tur:tgemtttettCt tl IC de rived frollll passagt e itn olla of General (rlonh's letters to his sister, in which he askls: " I)o Sol ktnow date stones will give fruit-l'earittg trees on shrubls three years tftter plantintc . " Even in 'glatltd dat~e s.tet groir readily and quickly. te!t of otllrse tle plantls tio lnt attain tilte teaturrity requisite for fruit-h?earing,. The date ltourishes even where there tre octesiattl frosts. ant at ma ist subsoil is f:tonurable to its culture. IEven lcbrackisl water dtes tot hurt it. The attemttpt to tror it it saltushtl country wt uhtlt te likiely to be nsuccessful; buti. s thl e date sttotes cost ttothin..tc the triahl may he me letnywherlte al by atnylely. Neither tapit tllnor lttbocr ois 'taler for a trial oti a small scale. A large qutatity of tnutfactured honey is in the m...
FRUITGROWING. SOME POINTS ON FIGS, APRICOTS, OLIVES AND OTHER TREES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
FIIUI'l'U HO\VI(G. SOMEI POINiTlON FI1l1(it. A IIRICOTS. o1ivI:S AND )THERil TIcItS. ".A great deal nmore attention is being paid to lig culture." said a prominent nurservlmal to a J.If r'ry replresentative yestlrday, "l ' than few years ago." " Is it as pirofitablel as other fruits" "Quite. and one l:t vantage it has is that it has no posts. Of late snome good varietics have bleenL introducled here and they thrive atll bear well. The rig is propagate! fronm cuttings, init in the deep soil of this vtalley grows very rapidly. One peculiarity albout the tree is that there is fruit oni it the year round. In winter the little green figs remain ill a ilormalnit rstate, ibut with the andvent of wai'ii weather they begin to grow andl ripen labout ,hline. The fruit conttiiets to ripen fromi thlii tiime till the cold weoa ther sets in llli the leavtes ire killed."' Silow inucht fruiit will ian average fig tree hear!" SI have lknownl a toil of figs to it? picket -from a twenty-y-ear-ohl tree....
SUB-IRRIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
SUt-I IitG-ATION. Mr John Gravesltock, of Canyon City. gives an interesting accountt of his ex perience with sub-irrigation inll a paper written for the Colorado Ilorticulturl Society: lHaving been requested by your society to write a paper on sub-irrigation. I will do so as far as miy experience goes. Between two and three years ago I had a pamtplilet sent me by the Colorado Artesian Cement Pipe Comtpatny on sub irrig:ttion. I saw at a glance that it was a good thing for Colorado (if it would act as stated by the pamlphlet), and was just what I needed on my place. I therefore pulrchased a machione and a right to ise it. 'This was in July. 1881. I hadl three dlitches dug a?l?ut lItitlft in all, 1llu deep and Illin wide, on a hilltop facing inorthl 12ft alpairt. The groutll had bteenll partly planted to stlUish tnd partly to grapevines. The squash haM nearlytall dtie out frotm drought. except a fenw ills whiclh had a little life left vet. One of lity ditches was ditg witlhin "ft of s...
IRRIGATION. HINTS TO IRRIGATORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
IRRIGATION. HIIINTS TO IiltlRGATOIS. I1Y A t.IACTICAL MAXN. One of the screts nof successful irriei tion is to econlmise water. Indiscri minate and frequent lloodin.g: does iquite a.;s much harm ;Is good. If it IDoes not turnl tile l1and into a swanmp. it will teach your treen h:adl habits. Trees are like chillrellc in this respect. lEverllyone knows-at ally rate. everyoelle ought to know-that if you lake the trouble to teach them, chillren will rapidly acquire howl for camly. Fruit trees have a similar ktckof pickinlg iup 1:1ad. hablits they mnight lie icalled excessive dlrinking you ioi irrigate, lido it tihoriiiughlly : let tlhe griniel have at soaking that it will al2 preciate, :mu Ilhen Ieifure tile soil ha time to set hard1 WORlmK TIle SUi'ItACIt WtiLL. I"xperieniced irrigatioinists regacr thil as essential. A loeK du1sty surface. if yo canll get it. keeps tile moisture in the umlerlying soil by jireventing ev.lora tilon. Stirriing tile soil effects a doible purposel. It gives...
HIS GRAVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
lB not iritlt foot tep i= it visited No flower- Ire there, nut cecil a lihtdlellnc wrentil Of i rnnartelle- no iIar;le ati its I;i111d T'elle tie odl secret of lwhlo eeel, Ienelath. Thogh hlie nhas lcraneld a woriM with tire and ?olll. lill lo(wly grave it never visit l. Sal? sitrige?-\Well, not s?o very, ,o the You C'., thit chateming mian is not yet deadl. -. I. lIt /. hi I/n (i.Inr.
Riber Distances. Echuca and Albury to Wentworth. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
iittIU D i~tances. Eclcat a ind .ltluru to Wentworth.. PIces . I '.l 1t'lla lli( rll l . . 91; U."ad thne Puln 73} 37 1hl illP 'Frrr~t .29 3U T ht ree . iI 991 1':uny, Rend 17 414 (`:lr11'19·,11" I'F; ' I\n1~ntrnrrl llut. 157.3 437 Snll l .. . 113 4t Wa .. . 155III 1 Ilurr~zl '.lll Il11i'.u 'il Vi'. 173 .173 lltt-.y1144,141. 13 . walllllll Iil .19. II))t .46.4 rr ,'k4.L1 .. .11; 5.1, To.Iy .. .. 229. 53 Ii gli .. .. 211 "11.3 T4,,,lo h r 2111 51 .'3 ".1 6))))))) .. .. 266} 514 1Ci1;mr a .. .. _ \n .. .. 241 7.v. 111r mllg . _91 5761 3(i1111 .. .. 391 19
SEYMOUR EXPRESS: [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
SEprorIt rxritr,:.W: The l 3illlllr:t ('rdtilrtrlr is without doubt1, onle f the most, realable adbc'ot u~ritteoo jo3I1r11Ilo in thie rovittc'. It containi; :a ;ooll rtlplii of laidc- tooll Ilralpn llllll. ýIII of~ltc ,.j·;I ~lllie 1o I \. l~~t~ll devoteod 0c0ir0 ccnnt sl Ito ncs incaltumhlc to the Ioo 1 ~ii tl Ifto fare geti ca1ly.
KERANG OBSERVER: [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
T'hle t ir(otor i. oell got up, and reflects great creorlit oii tihe jourrlistic enterprise of timoe whro are responrible for its riro:rrrrrtee . T hlre eritor is wse ill noot Srairrig rira lot ofjsrato rnrr, tbrt girringrinrreai somero itformtii n oll f great lirclrtit tor all10 0111 eryrv tiller rf tihe oill, whichwill or rrrrtrrtt dliv lit bhighly aplplrcirted by its reader:.
FEDERAL STANDARD (N.S.W.): [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
FEttlAL)ttt, STAN.A-.l (N...W.) This journal for general get-up anll selection of its reading Inatter cannot ht iisurpassed. It contains woodcuts of different species of plantts tnl excellent hints to in tending settlers in the irrigation colotny. We feel protul to welcome such a tirst-cl:ass jolurnall ill ollr midtlli. a?ll it plrove how fat this district is dlvanciting with the times. The paper is one that the lilhurna .settlers shoutl hle protd of, and we 1predict a suc cessful rlut for the proprietors.
STAWELL TIMES: [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 16 June 1888
The ('/htr'er c ttaitt ,t large variety of ihteresting iunfrmation pertaiuir. to "irri gatio, and wllat i happlily termtle "intene culture" as the natural consequence of its application. Gardeners in those lportiouns of ,ur territor wh1, cnu conuand a regular water supple. will uitd tutmerou. valuable hints au reguarls the growth of oranges, leimons:nu, ilther frulits, about which the generall knowledge is far too scanty. The leatling luatter is interesting on atCcotunt of its liveliness of style, saod the hopeful spirit it hreathes as to tite suuceesu of the ile," ecttlmnltttt. 'IThe journalll promlie? fair tohe ia valuable xpollet of ltocail wants land en source?, andl we heartily wist it a ttuccteeful career.