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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
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OPENING OF THE LEETON PUBLIC HALL AND SKATING RINK. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
OPENING OF THE LEETON PUBLIC HALL AND SKATING RINK. It is always pleasing to be able to chronicle anything which makes for the progress of the Area. The opening of Messrs. Allan and Flowers' fine public hall and skating rink on the evening of Mon day, the 2nd instant, was certainly an event of this nature. The function took the form of a ball, and the whole of the arrangements were carried out with the utmost success. Mr. H. A. Carter acted as M.C., and over 80 couples took part in the various dances, and sat down to the fine supper, with which the caterer, Mr. W. Willcox, of Leeton, had every reason to be pleased. A great deal of surprise was expressed at the size of the hall, which is no less than 110 feet in length by 40 feet in width. The floor, considering all things, should be excellent both for skating and dancing, and there is every reason to be lieve that the hall will give a splendid financial return to its owners, who are to be complimented on their enterprise.
What Fruit Growers may Expect. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
What Fruit Growers may, Expect. - Many of the trees and vines at the Experiment Farm, Yanco, are now ap' proaching their full bearing stage, and as the present summer has been an exception ally dry one it was thought that "Irri-" gation Record" readers would be interest ed in hearing the results that have actu ally been obtained during the current season. The following notes were taken during a recent interview at the Farm with Messrs. Chomley and Arthur:: Elberta Peaches.-Most of the trees on the farm are now about five years of age. There are 53 trees of this variety and from them tons have been taken of fresh fruit. This would work out at about 8 to 10 tons per acre. Most of the peaches this year have been canned, but no re sults are yet available as to the prices realised. These peaches usually top the Sydney market, and an estimate could be made from the figures herein given as to what would have been realised this year had the fruit been sent to Sydney. Zante Currants.-This ye...
Irrigation Record. Published Fortnightly under the authority of the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. Address all communications to The Editor, "Irrigation Record," Leeton, N.S.W. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
Irrigation Record. Published Fortnightly under the authority I of the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leeton, i New South Wales. Australia. i I Address all communications to The Editor, "Irrigation Record," Leeton, N.S.W. A certain amount of discussion has taken place regarding the article which appeared in the last issue of the "Record" on the subject of the tendency evident on the Area at the present time of multi plying public bodies, and it is felt that, under the circumstances, it would be as well to amplify a little the statements made in that article. It will be within the recollection of readers that the article in question simply expressed regret that public bodies ap peared to be multiplying so rapidly, and suggested that an attempt might with advantage be made to amalgamate some of them. . # * Exception has been taken publicly to the "Record" drawing public attention to questions of this kind. It is hard to understand how criticism of this variety can be justified. The "Re...
Railways and Factories. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
Railways and Factories. The Commissioner for Irrigation desires that the settlers on the Irrigation Areas should be aware of the position in regard to railway extensions, and the estab lishment of factories for dealing with settlers' produce. The extension of the railway from Barellan to Griffith is under consideration. The matter of the route, of the line proposed for connecting the *. South-Western railway system with the > Barellan-Griffith Railway is one of policy which must be determined by the Public Works Committee. There are several al ternatives to be considered. 1. A direct railway connection between Wilbriggie and Griffith. If this is to be adopted there will then be a short spur line between Yanco Siding and Leeton. 2. A connection from Yanco, via Leeton, through the Yanco and Gogeldrie areas to Griffith by alternative routes, either connecting on to the Barellan-Griffith railway line, near the Whitton-Lake Cudgellico Stock Route, or skirting the Mirrool Branch channe...
Sheep Feeding on Lucerne. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
Sheep Feeding on Lucerne. In the year 1903 a very important ex periment in regard to sheep feeding on lucerne was carried out by Mr. N. A. Gatenby, at Jemalong Station, Forbes. It appears that Mr. Gatenby had made certain statements regarding the possi bility of feeding large numbers of sheep on irrigated lucerne during drought condi tions, and considerable doubt was cast on the accuracy of these statements. The experiment referred to was intend ed to demonstrate that Mr. Gatenby's re marks were absolutely true, and there is no doubt that he actually succeeded in proving his case. The experiment was carried out under the most strict Govern ment supervision, and the Manager him self, who actually saw the sheep during the carrying out of the experiment, can vouch for the correctness of the assertion that everything was fair and above board. The Commissioner has expressed a desire that the official report made in connec tion with the matter which appeared in the "Agricultural Gazette,"...
POULTRY FARMING ON THE IRRIGATION AREA. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
POULTRY FARMING ON THE IRRIGATION AREA. In the "Agricultural Gazette" for Janu ary, there is a very interesting article by Mr. James Hadlington, Poultry Expert to the Department of Agriculture, who re cently visited Leeton, regarding the pos sibilities of poultry farming on the Area. Mr. Hadlington was much impressed "with the opportunity poultry farming present ed at the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Settle ment." Principal among the reasons which have actuated him in forming this opinion are: (1) the prospect of feeding cheaply, in which connection lucerne and the other fodders which can be grown, such as green maize, play a large part; (2) the ideal climate, and (3) the uniformity of the conditions. He thinks that these advant ages outweigh the handicap under which Yanco's poultry farmers would undoubt edly labour of being so far removed from the big markets of Sydney and Melbourne. Mr. Hadlington goes fully into the matter of the breeds he would keep (white and brown leghorns), and ot...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
AUCTIONEERS AND COMMISSION AGENTS. Stock Sales held periodically, and Clearing or any other Sales arranged at shortest notice. Agents for International Harvester Company's Farm Machinery, Blue Bell and Dairy Maid Separators and Binder Twine. Arthur Tates & Co.'s Seeds. WE SELL:-Flour, Bran, Pollard, Barb and Plain Wire, Wire Netting, Farm and Garden Tools, Machine Oils, Stack Tarpaulins, and will handle any business for you with promptness and care. If you want ANYTHING ask the Co-op. Manager. Shareholders who have not yet paid allotment fee of 5/ per share are hereby notified that such fee is now due, and may be paid and a receipt therefor obtained at the office of the Society, Leeton, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. By Order, JAS. R. MOORE, Manager and Secretary. Commercial Union Fire Office (House, Crops, & Stack). Yorkshire Insurance Co. (Live Stock). Stewart's Incubators and Brooders. Pender's Bee Appliances. Paton, Burns & Co.'s Fertilizers. McKe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
Are You Coming -to Make Money Big money is to be made by those whc settle in the irrigation area. We are here to save you money on your stores. Everything you need -materials with which to build your home, furnishings, drapery, provisions, farm implements, fenc ing. The qualities are excellent, and our low prices reduce initial expenses, and the cost of living, to a minimum. Intending settlers should write us for full particulars, which will be gladly forwarded immediately on request. We deliver all orders promptly. GOOD AGENCIES. Government Savings Bank of N.S.W., Interna tional Harvester, Yates' Seeds, Shirley's Manures, &c. A. L. MARTIN Irrigators' Supply Specialist, GRIFFITH.
DAIRY FARMERS AND THE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
DAIRY FARMERS AND THE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY.. It has come to the Manager's knowledge that a number of dairy farmers are think ing of installing gas engines for driving -their separators and milking machines, owing to the fact that they were told that it would be impossible to give them the electrical power at suitable hours for dairying purposes. In the last issue of the "Record," particular attention was drawn to the fact that arrangements had been made to supply the power early in the morning, Sundays included, for the special' use of dairy farmers. The Mana ger wishes it to be distinctly understood by the Settlement generally that this is not an experiment. Explicit instructions have been given that the power is to be supplied at times suitable for dairying, and arrangements have been made for the employment of additional labour at the Power House in order to insure of this being done. Electricity for power and lighting pur poses on the Area has come to slay, and it is recognised tha...
CANNING FACTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
CANNING FACTORY. The Leeton Canning Factory at Peter sham is now open for the pulping of to matoes, which will be received from day to day. The Manager desires intending settlers to note that, as the canning now being done is only in the nature of a pre liminary experiment, the proposed ad vances to settlers in respect of vegetables supplied are not yet to be made. Settlers bringing tomatoes to the Cannery for pulping are hereby notified that such to matoes will be received and pulped only on the understanding that the actual price obtained by the Commissioner will be paid to the settler after the deduction of the proportion of the working expenses of the factory, chargeable against each lot of tomatoes, dealt with. Arrange ments may be made by the Manager for the disposal of the whole of the season's output of the Canne'ry to one firm at~a fixed price. In this case the matter of adjusting the charges to be debited to each settler will be a simple one. If various sales have to be ma...
APPLICATION FOR FARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
APPLICATION FOR FARMS. During the past fortnight 10 Mirrool farms have been granted, and 'five at Yanco. The particulars are as follows: Farm Irrigation Area of No. Area. Farm. a. r. p. Alexander, Wm. Grant 767 Yanco 4 0 23 Plo wright, LfOt .. .. 513 " 24 2 10 Mackenzie, Donald Kirk 277 " 2 2 18 Gibson, Frederick .. 772 ,, 24 0 0 Bahlinger, Walter .. 482 ,, 53 1 0 Middleton, Arthur .. 170 Mirrool 51 0 0 Davidge, Ohas 66 ,, 49 2 0 T re leaven, Hurtle Wm. 477 ,, 3 0 32 Osborne, Geo.Hamiuond 476 " 3 1 37 Woodcock, Fred. .. 475 ,, 3 0 2? Schwalks. Albert .. 474 ,, 2 3 24 Turner, John Henry 153 ,, 50 0 0 Turner, John Hy.} jun. 152 ,, 49 3 0 Thomas, Henry Martin 486 .2 0 0 Johnson, Alfred John .109 .25 0 0
GOOD ADVERTISING. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
GOOD ADVERTISING. - r» Everybody admits that the success ot an undertaking of the magnitude of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme is de pendent, to a great extent, on judicious advertising. The Commissioner some months ago appointed an officer to look after this end of his affairs in the old country, and, from information recently received, it appears that Mr. Cormack is doing his work pretty thoroughly. He was recently asked to address a meeting of the Australian League of the Colonial and Continental Church Society, presided over by the Bishop of Ballarat, the audi ence being a rather distinguished one. He was requested to give some idea of the work of the Church of England on the Area, and, as he had lantern slides, including one showing the Bishop of Riverina lay ing the first adobe block of the Leeton Church, he was able to do the thing pro perly, and draw a fine picture of the, splendid work being done by the resident Minister on the Area. The Scripture informs us that if we "...
AGRICULTURAL DEMONSTRATION AT MIRROOL. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
AGRICULTURAL DEMONSTRATION AT MIRROOL. Some time ago, when at Mirrool, the Manager promised a representative meet ing of settlers that arrangements would be made for a demonstration in grading and other agricultural work, to be given at an early__date. One thing and another delayed the demonstration until Wednes day last, the 25th ultimo, when it was held on Mr. Sutton's Block, No. 40. It was intended that Mr. McEachern should be present himself to direct opera tions, but unfortunately other businesr prevented him attending. Arrangements were, however, made for the sub-Manager to pay a visit to Mirrool at an early date for the purpose of answering any enquiries that settlers might wish to make regard ing the work done. This meeting has been held and will be reported next issue. Messrs. Adams, Fennelly and Bellam, of the Commissioner's staff, went to Mirrool in connection with the demon stration, and about .30 settlers were present to learn all they could of the in tricate business o...
PUBLIC SCHOOL, MIRROOL. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
PUBLIC SCHOOL, MIRROOL. Mirrool settlers generally will welcome the information that advice has been re ceived from the Department of Public Instruction to the effect that Ministerial approval has been given to the acceptance of a tender for the erection of a new school building at Hanwood. The official noti fication goes on to say that the matter has been referred to the Architect of that Department with a view to the necessary action being taken. The official plans for the proposed school were submitted to the Manager some time ago. They provided for a building which will probably cost some what in the neighbourhood of £600 or £700, similar in type to that recently erected at Yanco Siding. This should provide ade quate accommodation for some time to come for all the children likely to attend it. It is more than can be said for some of the earlier schools erected on the Area.
General Notes. THE RAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 16 March 1914
General N otes. THE RAIN. Settlers generally are thankful for the recent rain. Over two inches fell at Mir rool, and the official record at Leeton (one inch) was also very satisfactory. The rain has come just at the right time for autumn ploughing, and no doubt the fall will have an appreciable effect on the natural herbage, but more is still required within the next few weeks to ensure a real good supply of winter feed. Luckily on the Irrigation Settlement the settlers are in a position to defy the drought fiend to a certain extent. Even in the matter of green feed it is wonderful what a watering of the grass lands late in April will do. Settlers know that from their experience last year. It is good to be able to look at these things in a philosophic light. Some peo ple can't do it. Tliey are born pessimists, and nothing can alter them. One such was met after the good rains that fell last autumn. "Splendid rain!" was the joyous greeting flung at him. "Oh, yes, I suppose it was," he...
WATER STORAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
WATER STORAGE. In a recent issue of the "Irrigation? Record," Attention was drawn to . the necessity of settlers providing adequate storage for water during the winter months when the irrigation channels will not be running. Further investigation has shown that the matter is even worse than the Mana ger anticipated-no less than 172 farmers at Yanco and 46 at Mirrool having up to the present made no effort to comply with the regulations in this regard. Of course, under these circumstances it is inevitable that trouble must occur during the winter months, but if settlers do not take notice of the repeated warnings pub lished in the "Record," and given to them by responsible officers of the Commis sioner, they will have no one to bliame but themselves for their laxity in this re gard.
MORE INTERESTING DAIRYING FIGURES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
MORE INTERESTING DAIRYING FIGURES. Several lots of statistics regarding dairying on the Area have been published in the last few numbers of the "Irrigation Record," but none is more eloquent as to the progress being made with thie in dustry than the attached figures, which give approximately the number of cows, the produce of which hias been treated at the' Leeton butter factory from July last to the end of February. There is every reason to believe that during the present month the four-figure mark will have been passed, -but of course these fi gures are not yet available. July .. .. 186 cows. August .. .. .. .. 210 " September ... .. .; 351 ,, October .. .. .. .. 540 " November" .. .. .... 684 " December 760 " January 856 " February .. .. .. .. .. 904 "
ANOTHER CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
ANOTHER CONCERT. Notice was recently given to a concert held under the auspices of the Roman Oatholic Church. It is stated that up wards of £100 was realised from the sale of tickets for this function, a result which must be extremely gratifying to the com mittee responsible for running it. In this issue an advertisement appears in regard to another church concert, which is to be held in aid of the Methodist Church in the Skating Rink on 9th proximo. Needless to say the Lee ton Methodists are going to do their utmost to improve upon the recent high-class en tertainment to which reference was made in our last issue.
PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS AT BROBENAH AND FIVE BOUGH, [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS AT BROBENAH AND FIVE BOUGH, An official intimation has been received to the effect that the Minister for Educa tion has approved of the acceptance of tenders for the erection of new public school buildings at Brobenah and Five Bough. Judging by the case at Mirrool, this may be taken as an intimation that the work will be put in hiand without delay. The official notification that a tender had been prepared for the Mirrool School was immediately followed by the successful contractor commencing operations.