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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
The Great Pert; State Unrivalled in Resources*. Liberal Land Laws. Conditions tinder which Crown Land may be acquired. Government Land may be acquired under various modes and on easy terms, full particulars of which will be supplied free on written or personal application to^-The Land Settlement Inquiry Office, George Street, Brisbane, or to any District Land Office in Queensland. The most popular modes are: Agricultural Farms Land suitable for Dairying and General Farming in areas up to 2,560 acres, at from 10s. per acre upwards on 20 years' terms, without Interest. Dairying Scene, West Moreton District, South Queensland Grazing Selections Areas up to 60,000 acres, suitable for sheep and cattle breeding, are obtainable under lease for terms of 14, 21, or 28 years at an annual rental of |d. per acre upwards. The average rental for Grazing Selections in the whole State is l|d. per acre. Prickly Pear Selections The freehold of first-class land suitable for General Farming, including L...
A Liberal Mayor. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
A Liberal Mayor. The Mayor of Walcha (Ald. P. Lentz) has in the past returned his Mayoral allowance to the ratepayers in the public interest. Two beautiful acetylone lamps he provided for street lighting, lie lias presented crockery for tlie hospital ball, and now lie has given £8 towards the crection of a dressing shed at the swimming hole in. the park, s; Such- generosity: is worth recording. &nbsp;
The R.W.U. Claims, FURTHER BRANCH RESOLUTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
The RW.U. Claims, FURTHER BRANCH RESOLUTIONS. The ll.W.U. claims have been con sidered by the following brandies, with the result indicated: - At a special meeting of Mudgee branch, the following rates were de cideu on: Threshing machine hands, 9d per hour, and "chafl'cy" Is per hour, for working time only. Harvester and Binder Drivers: 9d per hour and found. Ploughmen and Drill Drivers: to do anything ordered, 22s Gd and found; or 32s 6d and keep themselves, and to be provided with house and wood and water; hours 54 per week. Lucerne men: 30s for 54 hours per week, and find themselves (although the wage seems low, the work is con stant for six or seven months). Dairy Hands: 5s2s 6d per week and found; and youths under 17 years, not in family, 10s and found; no fixed hours specified. The secretary was instructed to in form the conference that: if witness es are required to appear befol-e the wages board, that this branch will find members prepared to give evi dence. Moor Creek has r...
Association Doings THE EXECUTIVE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Association Doings THE EXECUTIVE MEETING. At the executive meeting (which was in progress when the last issue of "The Land" went to press), Vice President Perry presided, in the ab sence of the President through illness, and there were also present Council lors Cox, Dyce, Cartwright, Wearne, Wetlierspoon, Gilmour, Trethowan, Treasurer Fitzpatrick, Drummond, Secretary Campbell. Vice-President Ewers telegraphed his inability to at tend through illness in his home. New Branches. General satisfaction was expressed at the new affiliations (ten in num ber), and also at the fact that so many districts were inquiring for information for the establishment, of new branches. Organising Work. Vice-President Perry made reports of extensive organisation work he had undertaken, including visits to Cooma, Nimitybelle, Bibbenluke, Bom bala, Delegate, Catlicart, Rocky Hall, Wyndliam, Toowamba, Eden, Pam bu'la, Bega, Bemboka, in company Avitli Cr. Drummond, and that in com pany Avith Cr. Wetlierspoon ...
To Help Yourselves. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
To Help Yourselves. In-'a previous issue of "The Land" we spoke of the. need of the solid organisation of all producers. We spoke of the absolute necessity of the> dairy farmers of the coast lining -up with the mixed farmers of the -tablelands and the westSince then, some individuals, interested mainly; in the dairy districts,. have mooted the idea -of-a Dairy Farmers' Union of Australia as apart from other classes of farmers/; -W.e rurge that such , a. movement would be - suicidal. There are very few .districts covered'- by'the ^Farmers .and Settlers'Association :in .which-dairy ing is not becoming, a factor. That this must become more: and more the fact is inevitable. Increasing numbers of our Western - men larev:" mixing''., dairying with their other opera-,, tions. ' To divorce,' therefore, dairying from other forms of rural 'work would be^ to invite divisions1 whichr?must work pre- > judicially t«s> the whole body.- Our ideal must be the: abiding solidarity of all the ...
THE LAND. " Nations may battle and the world rock with revolution bat the land will care for 'him who cares for it." Telephone 2843 City. Telegrams, "The Land," Sydney Offices 3 Spring Street, Sydney. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1911. The Question of National Defence. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
" Nations may battle and the world rock1 with revolution bat the land will care for 'him who cares for it." ;/ Telephone 2843 City.] Telegrams, "The Land," Sydney Offices 3 Spring Street, Sydney. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1911. The Question of National Defence. The speeches at>the meeting- held in theSydney Town Hall this week revealed ' nothing new concerning the defence -'ques tion*^-iB;utTthe^ fact, that a public meeting of citizens should be held -at all is gratifying evM'eiice pf popular' 'awakening to a sense of the overshadowing importance of-defensive prepared ness. In an; armed world we are unarmed, or practically so. S.everal times since the coming of the Commonwealth inter-' national complications have arisen which threatened the Im perial peace, and consequently the peace and safety of Australia. Until the South African war was over tliere was always danger, the Russo-Japanese war nearly involved Great Britain over the incident of the Baltic Fleet and the British trawlers,...
The F.S.A. Planks. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
1. Railway Extension, including the opening of new ports, ex tension and duplication of railways, improvement in tran sit facilities generally; the - linking up of existing systems : and connecting of border lines. 2. Land Settlement to be para mount over revenue: ' , (a) Resumption of improve ment leases, scrub leases, and 18th section leases suitable for residential . - Settlement. - (b) Resumption of large es tates for purposes of '? ' . closer settlement. , tc) Provision for Work (> ' men's Blocks. 3v ;Freehold tenure, as opposed to nationalisation of land. i#. The choice of tenure to apoli cants under Crown Lands Act. 5. Permanent right of re-appraise . ment on application of all land ? held under residential settle ; ment conditions. 6. Limitation of Transfer to pre vent the accumulation of large estates. 7. Administration of the depart 1 ment of Lands by Commis sioners. 8. Lay members of local land boards to be elected. .9. Bulk handling of grain. 10. Water conservation an...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
ATTENTION is directed to the fact that " The Land" is the only Journal entitled to speak officially on behalf of the Farmers and Settlers' Association of New South Wales* It is commended by the Executive of that Association tovthe sppapathy. and support of Members and of countrymen in general It is a Journal owned and controlled by primary producers* It belongs to the country and exists to reflect country opinion* Get into touch with it! / Send your suggestions for increasing its interest and usefulness CIRCULATION CERTIFICATE. -.7 '. ??? . : : ,'V ? " . " , ? _ . The: Managing Editor, " The Land" Newspaper Co., Ltd., Sydney. Dear Sir,- , , i ?" ? I hereby certify that, having inspected the wrappers addressed each week by my: conipany, also the postal vouchers, I am satisfied that at least eighteen thousand (18,000) copies , of;, your paper are being des patched each week. " .. &lt;, / - ? Yours faithfully, ; k - Sydney; February 23rd, 1911. .For. The Gibbs Addressing Co., '...
"THE GREAT TAREE." [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
"THE GREAT TAREE." Taree people are just now trying to figure out the identity of the en terprising performer who is at pre sent introducing the name of the town to English music-hall audien ces. Lately a district resident (says, the "Manning River Times") receiv ed a letter signed "Arthur Taree", and running as follows: "Dear Sir,-It will no doubt sur prise you to read the unusual request I am about to make. Five to seven years ago I was driving cattle be tween the Manning and the Tweed, and as far north as Brisbane. Owing to my musical knowledge, I received a few years ago an engagement on the English music halls. Through be ing so much in and around Taree, I chose ' that' name for ' my nom-de plume. Being as I am, an Australian born and bred, you cannot know how the bush and the people of my own land call me. Although I have now, practically speaking, most things needed to make life happy, I still look forward to the supreme happi ness of once more. seeing my own dear land again....
SEVEN AGRICULTURAL INSPECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
SEVEN AGRICULTURAL ; INSPECTORS. In addition to the five inspectors, and one assistant inspector, dealing with the purely agricultural affairs of the Department, the Minister for Agriculture has just secured the ser vices of a potato expert, who is . charged witli the special duty of at tending to ? tJie interests of the po tato-growers. In this connection, it may interest our readers to know that, although Victoria is very bad ly affected by the Irish blight in near ly, if not all her potato-growing dis tricts this year, all there lias so far been found in New South Wales dur ing the present season is a practical ly negligable quantity. The present prospects of the crop in the Mother State are very favourable. Satisfaction will never be obtained until the American-system of bulk handling is introduced, and Parlia ment should take the matter up strongly. As it is, things are going from bad to worse, and the end of it will be that half our crop will some day be left over, and swamped...
P. P. Boards. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
P. P. Boards. The secretary of the Pastures Pro tection Board for the Deniliquin dis trict, writes: - "When the Agricultural Depart ment issues progress stock returns for 1910, it will probably be, found there is a very large increase in the num ber of sheep, compared with the pre vious year. "The form now includes a column 'lambs dropped during year' before the 'total' column, and 95 per cent, of owners furnishing returns have added the total number of lambs drop ped in giving their total number of sheep as on December 31. "If the department must have the lambing returns, any practical man would say that the column for the purpose should be after 'total', and not before it; otherwise confusion must be caused." . At the meeting of the Goulburn P.P. Board, strong opposition was evinced at the proposal that those who enclosed their properties with rabbit-proof fences should not be ex empt from half the amount of. rates assessed. It was resolved at a meeting of the Kiama P.P. Board, to...
WEEVIL IN MAIZE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
WEEVIL IN MAIZE. Because some varieties of maize, such as that from Victoria and Tu mut, may. be kept for long periods, even two, three, or more years, with out developing Aveevil, while that from the North Coast barely lasts for a single season, it is argued in some quarters that it must be a question of climate. Some hazard the statement that the egg of the weevil must be deposited in the flow er of the maize, and that it develops as the corn matures. But we do not see how that helps to a solution of the problem as to why one grain is attacked and. the other left. The writer has seen Tumut maize, and North Coast maize side by side in jars, the former as sound and free as the day it Avas shelled, the other simply alive with the pest. The ex planation given of the apparent phe-. nomenon was that >one .was; a weeydl-&lt; resisting., maize, and that the other. Avas not, and it Avas further alleged that if the Aveevils Avere introduced into tlie Tumut jar they Avould not "at...
TEN-YEAR WEATHER CYCLES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
TEN-YEAR WEATHER CYCLES. Mr. J. Sawyer, writing to the Dub bo "Liberal" on the subject of droughts, and the theory of cycles, is inclined to support a theory which he attributes to the late- Mr. H. E. . Russell, concerning an alternating ten year period; but, if we mistake not, Mr. Russell, in his famous paper on "Meteorological Periodicities," whose double polysyllabic name caused it to acquire additional fame, pinned his faith to a nineteen-year cycle. Mr. Sawyer, however, credits Mr. Russell with having propounded a cycle with a "ten-years' period, during which time the sun travels north, and its return of ten years. It was claimed that the ten years of the sun's north ern journey was a -period of scanty rainfall, and its return journey of ten years was a period of good rainfall, that is taking the average for the ten years in each case. The foregoing (says Mr. Sawyer) is supported by the following facts: 'That records for 75 year's' prove absolutely that such is the ; case, alth...
SECOND-HAND POTATO BAGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
SECOND-HAND POTATO BAGS. In reply to a communication from 'the Millthorpe branch of the F. and S. Association, Mr. II. G. L. Anderson, Under-Secretary, says-"With refer ence to the treatment of second-hand' "potato hags, I am directed by the Minister, to inform you that this de partment has no power under pre sent' legislation, to take the action recommended in the communication referred to. lie is, however, prepared to take any action in his power to prevent the introduction of second hand bags into clean districts, and I might point out that the regulations already provide that all potatoes re moved from one part of New South Wales to another part, must be pack ed in new bags. The Minister is of opinion that the growers can do more by co-operating with one another, than the. Govern ment could do with the most rigid regulations. He would suggest that the growers appeal to the storekeep ers in their district to introduce ho potatoes whatever from infected dis tricts, and to allow, n...
THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
THE WEATHER. On the whole, the general precipitation for the last week shows a gradu al getting back to the normal. Though in the metropolitan area this is not so evident, yet in the greater part of the State the Clerk of the .Weather has-a general slackening off to his credit, which will be duly appreciated after the extraordinary records since the advent of the new year. For the Central Tablelands, Katoomba, has had 31 inches of rain,, while the lowest record in that division was over 5 inches. Through out the western portion of the State and verging round to the Riverina, the, present conditions are an almost entire slackening-off, though coastal districts, from the Northern Tablelands to the South Coast are still' getting a considerable number of points. The following figures indicate the variations of sun and moon for the week ending March 2: SUN. MOON. Day of the Week. Rises. Sets. Rises. Sets. h. m. li. m. h. m. h. m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. Feb. 24 Friday ...... 5 38 .. 6 40 .. ...
POTATOES DOWN SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
POTATOES DOWN SOUTH. Shoalhaven Agricultural Society is doing good work in causing the po tato-growing capacity of the South Coast district to be well tested. The following results of the potato-grow ing competition, instituted by the so ciety, have been furnished (says the "Nowra Colonist"), by the judge, Mr. J. Graham, J.P. The yield stated in each case is per acre: tons. cwt. qr. 13 10 9 0 7 V 19 15 1 11 Mr. Ib. 26 Watts W. Watts, Numba E. C. Begbie, Warra Warra .......... R. Boxsell, Meroo . D. 11. Ewin, Cambe , warra ......... A. J". Caines, Pyree The potatoes grown (the first prize winner) are Brown ell's, from seed supplied by the Coast al Farmers' Co-operative Society, and . obtained from a crop; in the Ba,thurst district.;: The tubers" are numerous, grow very"' large, and are said by Mr. Watts to be the best croppers lie ever had. The crop by Mr. Begbie (winner of the second prize) is Early Rose,: a fine sample from well-culti vated, inferior land.