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WANTED—A VIGOROUS LAND SETTLEMENT. A FEW PERTINENT QUESTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
WANTED— A VIGOROUS LAND SETTLEMENT. A FEW PERTINENT QUESTIONS. Bv S.C.W. Why is land so scarce? Why are our farmers' sons emigrating to Queensland ? There is plenty of good land in our own State, but how is it held? In Riverina, where the Nouranie ballot took place, leaving over 400 disappointed land seek ers, there are 136 large estates, aggregat ing over 7,000,000 acres, or an average of scarcity of land in Riverina that blocks settlement, but it is the monopoly caused by our defective land laws which still are in vogue. Of that great area of over 7,000,000 acres less than 2 per cent, is cul tivated, while out of 800 small holdings aggregating 500,000 acres, over 15 per cent, is cultivated. Why should this han cent, is cultivated. Why should this handful of landholders stand in the way of settlement in one of the most magnifi ? cent wheat-growing parts of the State al ready served by railway lines which do not pay? It pays them to hold their land in large areas, and so very little...
BRANCH REPORTS—continued. TRANGIE. WILLIS—THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ROADS—WIRE NETTING—RESERVES — FIRES— RAILWAY FREIGHTS—CLOSER SETTLEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
BRANCH REPORTS— continued. I TRANGIE. I WILLIS— THE GOVERNMENT AND I, THE ROADS— WIRE NETTING— ? RESERVES — FIRES— RAILWAY I FREIGHTS— CLOSER SETTLE i WENT. m ? At the last monthly meeting, Mr. J. 1 T. Harrigan (president) in the chair, I there was a large attendance of mem I bers, and a multiplicity of business was I transacted. I The President read a telegram from I Sydney announcing the re-arrest of W. I N. Willis at Durban, and the fact was R greeted with cheers.1 'It appears,' said the President, 'that we are going to have another fling at him and try to brjng him back.' A letter was received from Mr. Henry Willis, M.P., stating that in due course an inspector of the Postal Department would report upon the question of a tele phone bureau at Trangie, and the writer hoped that the bureau would soon be established as requested. ' A communication was read from Mr. T. I. Campbell, General Secretary of the Association, with reference to the road at Cullen's corner and Kelly's. The wr...
CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES on Topical Subjects. LAND ADMINISTRATION BY COMMISSION.—V. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES on Topical Subjects. LAND ADMINISTRATION BY COMMISSION ? V. By E. B. The history of our transactions in this State is not by any means barren of pre cedents (if such are necessary). Various causes led up to our railways — the most valuable asset we possess after the lands — being placed under Commis sion, and Entirely freed from political control. The Western division of our a problem with which no Minister or party could successfully grapple, was handed over to the control of a commis sion. In one form or another, and called perhaps by different names, the original ? powers and duties of Government at its k inception, and as they developed as time j*^« went, have been more or less amended and simplified by delegating large pow ers and responsibilities to men outside Parliament. The Public Service Com mission is another instance, not to speak of the various boards regulating water and sewerage, traffic, and other duties. All these powers emanated from Parlia men...
JUNEE. THE PAPER—SIZE OF WHEAT BAGS —WIRE NETTING. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
JUNEE. THE PAPER— SIZE OF WHEAT BAGS —WIRE NETTING. At the meeting on 24th February, the president (Mr. F. Quilter) in the chair, a deal of departmental correspondence from Mr. W. A. Holman, M.L.A., was read. The General Secretary forwarded reso lutions from the Bena and Wamboyne branches re wire netting, and it was de cided to support them. The . secretary handed round some copies of 'The Farmer and Settler,' and spoke- highly of the paper. He said now that the farmers and settlers had got what was badly needed — an official organ in which they could voice their own claims — they should liberally support it. He urg ed that every farmer should take the paper, and said he would be glad to take the names and their subscriptions and forward them to the General Secretary. Several of the members paid their sub scriptions towards the paper. The secretary (Mr. C. J. Pearce) brought before the branch the action of the Chamber of Commerce in endeavour ing to reduce the wheat bags from 2401b....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
&f-e FARMER) FOB. THE FARMER AND SETTLER I FARMER'S *l Victoria Hotise, Sydixey. Men's Ready-Made Trousers. Striped Worsted. Beat Value In , Australia. Keen business men buy them because they fit perfectly and wear well. Price( '1O/6. Men's Ready-Made Suits. English and Scotch Tweeds, and Indigo Serges. Absolutely Fast Dye. 16 sizes in stock. Price, 35/ ''' Out Sizes, 37/6. Rain-Proof Overcoats. (Chesterfield). Our Special Value line. Splendidly - (it, mid Latest Shape, Take the place of .a Macintosh or Winter Overcoat. ' Ppice( 25/ Other prices, 80/-, 35/-, -10/-, 4S/-, 5.1)/. Autumn Attire fop Ladles. Golf Blouses. The newest style, just imported, iu navy, cardinal. «nd black ; also plain cream j also with a dush of color, Price, 8/1 1 . Ladies' Tweed Goats. Three-quarter length, light grey and fancy greys, new shape, Chesterfield front, full tucked sleeves and finished cun'8- Price, 21/- I Very handsome Ooats and Blouses at I all prices) in most fashionable styles. I Send...
THE PRESIDENT'S MOVEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
THE PRESIDENTS MOVEMENTS. President Perry is untiring in his efforts to advance the Association and establish new branches. On a recent visit to Inverell, he found that the Asso ciation is not properly represented there, and he has arranged to pay a return visit and address a meeting there on 26th inst. On the following day he will hold a meeting at Ashford, and on the 28th he will speak at Dinton Vale (new branch), and at Ellesmere. On the 29th he will speak at Little Plain, and address the Myall Creek Branch at Reedy Creek. He has also received a request to visit Gravesend Branch and to also inaugu rate a new branch at Warialda. Mr. Perry hopes that after this pro gramme is completed he will be able to establish several new branches in his own electorate.
SHOW ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
SHOW ITEMS. The secretary of Yass P. and A. So ciety advises that the Yass Show dates have been altered to Tuesday and Wed nesday, 4th and 5th September, 1906. Bathurst A.H. and P. Association have appointed Messrs. N. L. Suttor .and \Y. H. Webb as delegates to P. and A. Socie ties' Annual Conference, to be held in Sydney on nth and 12th April. Den'iliquin P. and A. Society have rr',-.,,..^ nr.tl^a nf mntinil OCTailiSt 'rPP'llln- tions governing additional subsidy to societies in sparsely-populated districts.' Temora P. and A.H. and I. Association have affiliated with the P. and A. Socie ties5 Union. Mr. T. B. Donnelly is the new secretary of Temora Society. Mr. A. W.' Austin has been appointed delegate to represent Narrandera at the Conference to be held in Sydney on nth and 12th April: Speaking at Tenterfield Show last week, Mr. Lee, Minister for Works, said: — The Government recognised the necessity of retaining the great usefulness of agri cultural societies, and before the deat...
BRIEF ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
BRIEF ITEMS. Mr. Edmund Alfred Barton, son of Sir Edmund Barton, has been admitted to the Bar. The boundaries of the shires procljjim ed under the Local Government Act have been gazetted. The debate between Mr. Reid and Mr. Holman on Socialism will take place pro bably on April 2. The increase in the number of sheep in the State last year was 4,666,000, the total being 38,509,382. Reports of the police for February in dicate that the new Liquor Act is working ' very satisfactorily. The Premier assured the residents of Bellingen on Friday that the North Coast Railway was quite secure. The skeleton of a man, with a bullet hole in the skull, was found among a heap of rocks at Mundaroo. A renewed offer has been made by Mr. Hamilton Osborne to the Government of the Bangaroo Estate for closer settle ment. The Licensed Victuallers' Association has decided to fight the no-license party at the next elections, and to discard other issues. Central districts of Queensland are in undated, as the...
VISITORS AT THE MARLBOROUGH. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
VISITORS AT THE MARLBOROUGH. - Among the visitors at the Hotel Marl borough, Sir John Young's Crescent, Sydney, during the week were : — Rev. Fa- . ther W. Curran (Warren), Dr. J. L. Pin- ' chin '(Bre^varrinajy Df. PI. T. Hoppe (Gosford); Mr. and Mrs. Bluett (Syd ney) ; Messrs. J. Hore (Tuena), H. J. - Johnson (Brisbane), M. S. Joseph (Wind sor;, rigg (li.clenj, L. Kicnarcls (L,on- ; don); Mrs;- J. Y. Bell and family (Wai- : gett); Misses, A. McKell (Tuena), B. 1 Grimshaw (London), Flood (Liverpool), S. Green (Concord), Adams (Hobart; i Tasmania), B. Hayes (Geraldton, W.A.). .
A NEW STUMP JUMP DISC PLOUGH. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
A NEW STUMP JUMP DISC PLOUGH. One of the most noticeable exhibits in the agricultural portion of the A.N.A. Exhibition, Melbourne, was the collec tion shown by Mr; H. V. McKay, of the 'Sunshine' Harvester Works4 of Ballar at and Braybrook, whose renown as in ventor and manufacturer of the 'Sun- shine' harvester has spread throughout Australia. The exhibit embraced a com plete line of implements, including the 'Sunshine' harvester, Field Marshal drill, 'Sunbeam' plough, and the 'Sun- rise' stump jump disc and mouldboard ploughs. Though all of ?these have an important bearing on Australian agricul ture, yet the most novel, and one of special interest at the present moment, is the 'Sunrise' stump jump disc plough. There has; hitherto been a diffi culty in securing a stump jump disc plough that would give sufficient 'pres sure on the discs while ploughing and freedom while rising over obstacles. Be fore the present time, the discs, whether ?held down by the horse draught or by springs, ...
STOCK FOR THE PHILIPPINES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
STOCK FOR THE PHILIPPINES. A wire from Maitland says : — Mr. G. W. Sparke has purchased, on behalf of 1 Mr. J. G. Rowley, a number of horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and Angora goats, for shipment to the Philippine Islands, for the purpose of stocking experimental farms there. This is the first direct or der given to an Australian by the Amer ican Government.
HENTY. VISIT OF THE MINISTER FOR LANDS—CLOSER SETTLEMENT —WIRE NETTING—THE SEASON [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
HENTY. VISIT OF THE MINISTER FOR LANDS— CLOSER SETTLEMENT —WIRE NETTINC— THE SEASON At the meeting on 3rd instant' (Dr. Cameron, president, in the chair), the attendance was only moderate. Mr. R. T. Ball, M.L.A., wrote to say that the Minister for Lands had arrang ed to accompany him to Henty on Mon day, 1 2th, to attend a smoke social. It was decided to make arrangements to drive the Minister out to local reserves. The secretary (Mr. H. Lockwood) was appointed delegate to the Corowa Closer Settlement Conference on March 15th. The resolutions from Bena and Wam boyne Branch were unanimously agreed to.', ... , .' .,. ? ? ,, ? . ? v . It was decided on the secretary's .mo tion to support as netting standard. 42 x ii x.iS. ..-.-.. ,.,,,..-,.?? .- ? '-. ? ? . P.P. Board- Director, Mr! A. Eulin stein moved,— 'That holdings netted with 42 x ?. i£.x 18 netting be allowed one quarter remission of rates.' Light rain has fallen, and there is pro mise of more. Stubble burning is the order of th...
PREVENTION OF BUSH FIRES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
PREVENTION OF BUSH FIRES. At a meeting of the Cowra Branch on 17th ultimo the following resolution was passed;:—.- . . ?.?:? ?-. :; ??..-. ?'? .??'?'?''.( ???. : ? ? ? ' That the Government be requested to appoint a Royal Commission to en quire into the origin of bush fires, with a view to introducing legislation for the prevention of outbreaks in -future.' Copies of the resolution have been re ceived by Mr. Campbell, General Secre tary, and Mr. Waddell, member for the district, with a request to push the matter forward.
JARROWYCK. THE PAPER—MINERAL LEASES—WIRE NETTING—OUR NEW J.P. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
JARROWYCK. THE PAPER— MINERAL LEASES WIRE NETTINC— OUR NEW J.P. At the meeting on Saturday (the president, Mr. J. Lennon, in the chair), * the attendance was the best we have had so far. Greater interest is now being manifes ~ ted in the Association and the 'F and S.' paper is found to , be just the right tliino- in flip, rie-ht nlace. Those who have seen copies speak highly of its merits, and all present at Saturday's meeting planked down their yearly sub scriptions. I think that is best, after all, when a mans money talks. for him. A discussion regarding the mineral leases showed the interest which all pre sent took in the subject. The secretary read a letter of advice from Mr. T. I. Campbell, dealing with the best ways and means of dealing with the cases, v ThV; was backed up by some hearty suggestions from the chair man, and after a deal of discussion the '*» matter was properly arranged for the time. A full, account will be forwarded ]ater on. :, The resolutions passed by the B...
Branch Reports—continued. BAAN BAA. THE PAPER—WIRE NETTING—PARTIAL STORMS—DAIRYING. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
Branch Reports — continued. BAAN BAA. THE PAPER— WIRE NETTINC— PAR- TIAL STORMS— DAIRYING. There was a good attendance on the 3rd inst. You will have a full account of business transacted for next issue. Our members are highly pleased with our little paper, and the sound, instruc tive reading matter contained in each issue. I feel sure it will be well sup ported in this quarter, not only by our members, but by many other residents outside our Association. I enclose the names of several subscribers, and trust each week tn V-p ablp tn add tn rhpir num ber. The rabbit question is the present great trouble of our farmers and settlers, and unless the Government can supply the farmers with wire netting by June next I fear there will be very little wheat grown in parts of this distict. Of course, some settlers have made, or at the pre sent time are making, their holdings rab bit-proof, but the majority will, unfortu nately, have to look to the Government for netting. Our branch passed a re...
MILLWOOD ROAD (VIA COOLAMON). THE PAPER—F.A.Q. STANDARD—WIRE NETTING—DANYSZ MOVEMENT DENOUNCED. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
MILLWOOD ROAD (VIA COOLAMON). THE PAPER— F. A. Q. STANDARD WIRE NETTINC— DANYSZ MOVE MENT DENOUNCED. The annual meeting of this branch was held on February 23rd, when there was a fair attendance of members. A letter was read from the General Sec retary, advising issue of 'The Farmer and Settler,' the first copies of which were, to hand. Mr. Dycc (executive coun cillor) addressed the meeting at consider able lengen, cieanng witn me time some years back when the question of the Asso ciation running a paper was first intro duced, the cost of publishing .to be drawn from the funds of the Association. Me defended the action of the council in not agreeing to the proposal, until the present favourable opportunity arrived of having a paper printed solely in the interest of the Association, the publishers bearing the whole of the expense. Messrs. G. Linden and W. A. Lucas ajso .spoke in favor of the paper, and the great benefit it will be to the Associa tion, and a resolution was passed endo...
POLITICAL RUMORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
POLITICAL RUMORS. It is reported on good authority that Mr. D. R. Hall intends to oppose Mr. Perry at the next election, but we think his chance of upsetting our present mem ber, is very remote. — 'Bligh Watchman.'* A contemporary states that Mr. J. I. Trefle (of 'Temora Independent') will be nominated as a Labor candidate . at next election, and that he will contest either Tamworth or Ashburnham seat, says the 'Muswellbrook Chronicle.'