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The Mildura Progress Committee. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 19 May 1888
The Mildura Progress Committee Like every other new settlement, Mildura has many public requirements that demand attention. They are not "long-felt wants " as yet, but there is a fair prospect of their becoming so if the settlers fail to combine and act to- gether for their common benefit. With &nbsp; the object of creating an organisation to agitate for the various public con- veniences required, Mr. N. B. McKay &nbsp; convened a public meeting to discuss the question. The meeting was held at ' The Workshop " on the 27th March, and about 40 residents attended. After discussion, it was resolved to form a public committee to work in the in- terests of the settlement, and seven gentlemen were appointed a provisional committee to prepare rules and draft the constitution and bye-laws of the body it was proposed to form. This duty was duly carried out, and a general meeting was held on Tuesday, the 8th inst., in Mr Dundas's workshop, Langtree Avenue, when there was a good...
Mildura Football Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 19 May 1888
Mildura Football Club A football club has been established at Mildura, and already there are upwards of 50 members. A general meeting was held on the evening of the 10th inst. at Mr. Weedall's Re- staurant, when the officers of the club were elected. Mr Charlie Trevatt was appointed president Messrs McLaren and McKay, vice-presidents; and Me H. B. Williams, treasurer. It was arranged to play scratch match on &nbsp; the following Saturday, and to proceed with the election of a captain and vice &nbsp; captain afterwards. Accordingly the team mustered on Saturday afternoon; and suitable ground having been &nbsp; secured on Mr Mathews lot, Deakin &nbsp; Avenue, sides were picked and a match was played.Messrs. Sharland &nbsp; and Harker captained the respective sides, and there was huge fun. Scratch &nbsp; match it was called,and so it proved. &nbsp; It was also a bite, kick and wrestle match. Many of the players being new arrivals ...
About Shade Trees. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 19 May 1888
About Shade 'Trees. In California the locust and acacia are regarded as undesirable trees in the vicinity of fruit lots. The acacia, especially, is said to be the natural home for numbers of pests, bark lice and scale bugs. The California black walnut is a qouick grower, makes a good shade and bas no insect parasites. In selecting shade trees--other things being equal a tree that has some economic value apart from its appearance is the best. The olive affords a good shade, has a pleasant colour, and yields a big profit to the owner. The fruit being emphatically unpalatable in its natural state offers no temptation to depredators, and the settler who has a row of these trees round his lot can repose on his virtuous couch without any misgivings about the ravages of the eternal small boy. If a stately tropical effect is wanted, the palm family has strong claims. The date and fan palm Make stately and beautiful trees, and in the hot districts of Australia they thrive well. Wherever. pal...
Irrigation In America. HOW DITCHES ARE MADE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
Irrigation In Amelrica. 1OW10 DITCH ES Al E ].1LDE. "Thereis s a new solurce of wealthl grow in_ up in oar tioantry almo-t runobserved. bullt 'olossl in its natulre ind extent. I mean the wllillmg If water inll treatlms uld rivret. Formerly o5ly the ]all wai s o-nt sidered valuablle - bto ll" iln mlaly parIt of the ntltr e the ownership of i latn ivithiItt water i-sof oittleancouent. If one mth oanti the lnd aind ainOtle" the water ill al mt who oWsI tile water has tlhebest f it an ha tile other fellow at his nercy. The great syrstem of irrigating an,! in dry sections for crops s i asyet in its infancy, but wherever triel it has done well. tand irrigating ditches have yielded a large returnt to the investors in Siost of the largest ditches are iin Coloratdo where 3.000.000 acres of Inid are subject to irrigation. Of this vast body less than 500.0000 acres have been irri:rited. leaving 2.500.000 .acres to be watered yet. Tle canals in course of construction will water atmit 1.200,000...
NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
-NOTEJ,. 1rri.gation is the best and cheapest of all fertilisers. .Alfalfa. properly irrigated andl culti vated. is the mot prolific andt best pro dlItl for lrisllilln al falttening, stock. Small hld1ings are cheaper to work alli pay ai bettr r1111111uneritive return ihall la-?e oines. ]'Egypti:an or ('anaalln rn is the hest foodl folr poultlry. All soils. loose and et o ante(t alike. fo.m 1(lcrust p11on1 the surface mlltIer the action oif rainl, 1I Iunshine : hreak this. an1d keep the llistlllr'e beneath. If you aseC that a tree is silffcringt. as iulicit el by curlel or wilied and leathery ltaves :d Illt.ping stels,. irrigate at
MODES OF PROPAGATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
fuic:Appleand Pear1.- udll.ing a\ld( grafl h'i rry.- 1 ': Intly b hhlliing : uit suncee i. ?ell i irltine if done very l'c.h and Sel?tirin.- iltv I, llinlg nlI nraftin,. l'hm n.--Ily _'rafti' l :al:-, by hulhng if thle shks ?-?r ne thriify. \pril.--li hlulling: m ':L-caiona:lly' bl emrfting. Alhnonil.-l"y iv dli., : oci??ionlll hi gr?mflinig. ('helsnlllnl .-- ly r11ly ?glrafling. \Wal':inut.--ll eCly 'a.:mliingm?an I 1' :ii nimal lmlhling. Quince.-By, cutting ant grafting. I'ilbert tvI lsuckero Iand layers. The finer oarts mac be grafted the more c:on i? , which reducezs size of bush and makes r t1 sore prolific. Grape.-IIty Iaer Iand cuttingst, and in sonme in: tunce&lt; graft iug is ntadr:utageously employed for nuw nal rare sorts on old or will stocks. producing rapid growth atud early tearing 1irspterrratlt Blacttberrm.-Itysuckers, cutting oft roots and layers.
IRRIGATION. IRRIGATION IN THE MALLEE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
IRRIGATION. IliItGATION IN TIE 31.\IEE The town of Wrirliakn:ihe:l., at the edte of tihe manllee, is well supplied with fruit antd ve.getahlsc . a111 111the incipal ?ource of the supply is a -mall irri._+tel .ardlenu ehlo.e to the \':l'nri:unii:ltek ('reck. -\hr Powers. who ?was for 1iy yema ,ars pr d eler tl tie hil \'t ran eIllliteal stationl . plllhised a three -nelre lock near' the townl tlhre' years:lgo. ilnl commil elledCti on his owtll Ieittlllt. 1 d I Visiit 1i 1 ]li gill den llan oIIrc'1rd11 enforce( s n illlllpre.ive leson uIlpon tlhe :lv\ianltait.es of ilrig.tioll. The Vegeltables andl fruits of variout ]?inl,. L'I)t\o wilth surll li.ill> \'vi Iour nd ralhillitdy. Iani o(ile Cannot help iehle ill pressled with the illmenllse Valuie of aI n11mll piece of landI irrigcatcid t unl well clllivatel,. The Ibanl?s of the creek fire l ti. so that the water Ihas odly to be raid.cl Ift or ft iii olrer to lie emr ricl all over tile land. The s.il is a ifertile -aniy loam. .iell su...
THE ORCHARD. MONEY IN FRUITGROWING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
THE ORCHARD. MONEY IN FlIUITGi?OWING. Napa is a di.trictn Lalifotrnia lyittng north Iof iea F'rancisci.. The local journal tuit writes : SIt no longer pays tip rai-e grain in Nata vale '" is anl te1ertioti often madce. innul in view Ef the greater profits founlld ill otllcer departmentts of a:griculture it. is a fact. VWe coulld he content with a yield of :l; pter acre from groundt that is ctlpable of clrilng for its oteicr several time&lt; ltht miounlt. The reason that g 'aitntirittii no longer pays in Napa valley i cxplainiel in this that fruit growin g _lpays bettelr ii ,. I.M. Trl. for instance. can get a net prolit of . t1201 olff his seventy acres of orchard,. which he lid ihis rear, is heI not ju titied ii aldvocatint Itle plant ling of trees rather thi the soling. of wheat or oais ' If t'rofessor W. ('. Ilamoni cal gather too ?oxes of Itartlett pears from 300 Voilll IItre-i ., ithrc arl'le of ground -anil receive therefor 5s 7.1d ntt per Iox at the eitnlnries, which ...
A THRIVING COLONY. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
Six mile: o.tl t oI f (I ihn in t (alifVrtia i. iliversidtl, "the illcen t f tihe citrus be!.'" The lii.>t cn-teln fruit c,,hony. it ·till I'renimiI the moit,-1 srlikigll exampl e if ,ucclsfiul fruit iltiure for plrilit. Its rl'nllrcg iallil Traibiln hilllntllent lll00 eo hleavy' :L&lt; lIlllil1t )iSeenl F:Ithtllli)l whICn WO l*e lelulIer hi t rnlsi tt8ltI titlttes :i re lullIer" ,ultivtttittn. uaeklitr h,)cti.eS awul st',orage 1work- spak- ~ lu,11y l th, the new-comer of the ml-ort".ncu , t ,f Ithe prtohctieot of :utnetthing mtrtie tihltit Ittiwn lots. Rtiver. iic is : tenelllrln:llrce hlwill. iitlu its lille tricty. Illuri.hini sihoo)ls tult iuirelhte, if0 llllul ly't I its lut' l ruC uit. l tin dtI tionII'. The Ipre-eit tulaltion Iif thel elltire t.1+Wllhip 1 fttlly x" (00o. .\ s~'!stnl of -!tlr ulnlll·er pre&lt;ure. ewrc. e clritrie ratIs aitut a E20.l)O0 hititel tie ititioutg the il luprl'u enit et'w tus tllnriwtay. No visitonr It Sutllilheri Cfnlifiurnii sih...
PEGGING OUT AN ORCHARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
.E-(ilMNIG OUT AiN OIiR IAII0. A u:tllll ('lll l hortiCtlt rilt of lillltlh xpeXelietnco gires the Ifdli.ltr Flrire Inr hi mnithlo of cs tlhi t out fruit t eels. follow, :-l'Prelarleeyoi lantil i ie l-ited bt v I d. ,ti lO l u ip n li llg a d thorough hl1lrrowinl, so n1o el&lt; of any size remlainl. lliocutle threille tie allt niy sil hlalpenl -lic-k---ize Siii loi h- !,yin 'ilnare-as treiis t lie planted. (i; to thle li smilit alnd elect of alneatltl wire.. cleO f tior tlift, ail let him solder oii this wire lill tats. the tli&lt;tat'ce hetiweeu ltas to be the desired distanie of tre io lie philantel. either li. ". .2 or nmore feet apart. Niiw sltretch your111 wire ion one side or one cn ,,of your plot--iliinlll'?'e frotm fellce toi he utilicient to. :llilt of easily thurlinl teas in the cult ivating---ail stick onc of yuir sticks ('previon-ly ditrihuioted thrliee in it plawe) )l-e to the ltags Aolln tilhe line. WVheni lthis is done one row will ie Ituirkel. 'Nextl ...
THE "Mildura Cultivator." SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1888. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
THE '"itilbuta utltibator." SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1888. TIlE UNREASONABLE WHY. usr: juryman who held out against an overwhelming majority of his colleagues said that he had never met eleven such unreasonable men in all his life : but the ridicule heaped upon that individual has not pre vented others from following his example. The prosperity of the successful is always- a mystery to those who are society's failures, and he who has conspicuously muddled his own business is ever ready to arrange the affairs of his neighbours. Those who have been wise enough to grapple with the diticulties con nected with being the pioneering settlers of Mildura, expecting the rewards which are likely to follow such an undertaking, must expect to receive the usual discouragements from the less intelligent and less elterprising. It is not surprising therefore that thus early in.the Ihistory of the colony there should be imaginary difficulties suggested by those who have never conquered real ones. An individ...
PACKING CITRUS FRUITS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
I'ACKINCi (l'IIU0 FRUITS. At a meeting of the frint-lnekers of outh tl'alifornia. hehl in the Riverside on Dec. 28. 1887, thie following rule- were :,itpted and the paketrs plediged thecm zelve, to :c,ile by thie same for the pre 1. In huying orange-s or' lcmoun deliv redl at oulr sc\'rral ilacilttlg-ho0tses, we slall in all and every c ee inlist nt Suchl fruit heinig stem-cutt steits to he cut close tthe fruit. All orangces pulledl from the trees without being clipped to Ile lasstied as culls and weighed tiack to the grower or -tol for his a'ccount. 2. The weight of a box of loose Naval or la er-rind St. Michael oranges to be ;tott of mtrclantablile fruit. The weight of all other varieties of oranges to be n5 1t pounds net mnerchantabllle fruit. Thd weight of a: box of loo.se green or ctarel cllons to be 70 )pounds totCt t1ter chantaltle fruit. . 1. Tie merclhantable sizes in -Navels to ite 171; size to t the standard box, andlt all :lrger oranges. The mierchlntltaitle sizeso in th...
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
NOTICEi TO SUBSCRIBERlS. The Subscription to TiI EC LLT!VATOuttbrogh tlo. .ln- to.lla, X ,et /,stan l . iji to L1 per annCm. ol or o, ianl .14s. orryear to Gtreat Bitatiaj. tIetia. Ctijry~ta too ant the tJnitedt States (ria San Itro0 irse. . When remittanes areentit by trheilaO'. ,-t. etdtnlralt ahmti te roet loa Vic. tori,.an Ito. forother l Knks to coerer ecttnge.
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
TIlE VEGETA\IlIE ihAIIUE\. -- hr S. GCoen~e~. Th l e cec-arle enc ilienul ld le otludied lath for sil uatio allt dl e xpsie. Oin the farmii it will be found bet iti have it. if -nitmble. near the Untrns? arrbelling.n_ n dlt . t plailel is' tl facilitate horse i'llliva lin. Airupt s],,pe? in) any tlireetion iare nol colldleie t)li geti ceulltivilioL . -elitle sliole i be . with ;iii inelii ti ini th l tile wiimei. [inil. Thii witll give the early vegi-tables lhe helit il ibh, Ahal of suiiees,. Itf "getile el-pe ii hit to le obtained in a civeinient .pit a level lnirfaieo is the ue .. oil- .'A L.?oot d ua1 1 c ,l llle llitc oil Hlit?" kind of soil. hti the liesti lluited tlo the larpo.e is a deepi riel,, fria'bic hoaln : awl tlie nearere Ic hih .'+u -ti itoaloe tlther soils the better. [lit- can easily be ni' omnu}lis.iIl, in tullaciuo e.l blo -,h thorough drainilage. deep ittr i jisdieious eultivation. the -ve if coarse nianllce. huhd applieatii-t of bleached ilt-les atnd Si(t. tI ll...
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
TO THE EDITOl. SI,--As I amdesirous of both imparting nid receiving informdtion on this subject, and as the cultivatign of fibre-producing plants will no doubt at no very remote period atttact the attention of all agricul turists in Australia, especially those who are settling aft ?Lildura. where we have the all-important water under control, together with favourable soil and climate, I would like to point out that there is a large and constantly-increasing demand for fibres for textile purposes. I refer to such as are used in the manufacture of linen, ropes, twines, &c., and those softer fibres used in the manufacture of paper and paper goods. I may briefly mention that the late ler G. Noble (my father), the introducer of "Esparto," was an enthusiast in the intro duction of fibre-producing plants, so I claim a sort of hereditary right to follow up his ork ; and in doing so I will ask the co operation of anyone who has a knowledge of fibre cultivation. If the matter were dis...
Papermaking Fibres. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
rapermnaiung Fnres. TO THE EDITOR. Sin,-As a visitor to this colonyfrom the old country, I venture to address you on the ideas that have occurred to me whilst walking and driving in the settlement. When at Home I was interested in the making of paper, and, as probably most of your readers are aware, one of the principal ingredients used in making paper for the printing of newspapers, periodical liter ature and common writing paper is a grass which grows in Spain and Algiers. This grass is grown very largely for use in Eng lish paper mills, and I should imagine that it might be grown to great advantage in Mil dura. The following will give your readers and those who know the soil and climate of Mildura some idea as to whether it would ba worth the experiment of cultivating it here. Spanish Esparto is considered the most suitable for papermaking, as it is much stronger and cleaner, and bleaches much better than the African, but whether it is the effect of climate or soil which renders ...