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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 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 Yates & 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 Cq>-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. M...
Ostrich Farming. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
Ostrich Farming. A greao deal of discussion has already taken place as to whether Ostrich farm ing will become a payable proposition on the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. Judging by the results obtained by Mr. Herbert to date, the time for doubt ing the success of the experiment has already passed. It is interest ing, however, to note that m the February number of the " Agricul tural Gazette" there is long article by Captain Cairnes, of the Nardoo Farm, on the subject of ostrich farming gen erally. Captain Cairnes is, of course, fully qualified to speak on the subject, as his name is a household word all over the State, on account of the success he has achieved as an ostrich farmer. The article, as a whole, is commended to the notice of readers of the "Record" gen erally, but there are certain portions of it which have a particular application to the Area, and they are accordingly more particularly referred to and commented on herein. There has never been much doubt that, as far as t...
LEETON RESERVE. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
LEETON RESERVE. The Leeton reserve has at last been duly gazetted and formally named Mc Caughey Park. This action was taken by a notice appearing in the Govern ment "Gazette," on the 23rd February last. Action is now being taken by the Manager to have a representative body of trustees appointed. Sportsmen who sometimes feel tempted to take a shot at the ducks and other water fowl on the Leeton lake are here by notified that they do so at their own risk, as McCaughey Park has also been gazetted as an area set apart for the preservation of protected birds in pur suance of the provisions of the Birds' Protection Act of 1901.
The Dairy Cow Again. Another Problem Solved. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
The Dairy Cow Again. Another Problem Solved. Additional proof as to the value of the dairy cow on typical irrigation settle ments is frequently forthcoming. The success achieved by settlers on the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area who have gone in for dairying has often been re ferred to, and in a recent publication by the State Rivers and Water Supply, Vic toria, reference was also made to the great influence for good the dairy cow had had on the fortunes of the various irrigation projects in the sister State. In a recent issue of the well-known American maga zine, "The Country Gentleman," an ar ticle appeared, which, with slight changes, as far as proper names are concerned, might be published in the "Irrigation Record," as .applying to this scheme, so closely allied has been the experience of settlers on the various Government pro jects of the United States with the experi ence of settlers on this Area. The writer of the article referred to points out that last summer "delegation afte...
MEETING OF THE FARMERS' ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
MEETING OP THE FARMERS' ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the Murrumbidgee Irri gation Farmers' Association, which now numbers 83 members, was held on the evening of the 12th instant, in the Leeton School of Arts, over 50 members being present. The following matters were discussed: 1. Amending Irrigation Act.-It was decided to wire for a copy of the Bill before Parliament, and to call a special meeting of members at an early date to consider its clauses. 2. Weekly Waterings.-Arrangements were made for a deputation to wait upon the Manager at an early date. 3. Railway Matters.-After considerable discussion it was decided that the president and secretary should see the Manager and arrange for an in terview with the Commissioner and himself when the former next visit ed the Area. 4. Dairymen's Cream Cheques.-It was decided to write to the Manager in quiring the reason why certain de ductions had been made from the cream cheques of some of the sup pliers to the local factory. Note.--The Commiss...
The Murrumbidgee Irrigation Settlers Co-operative Society, Ltd. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
The Murrumbidgee Irri gation Settlers Co-oper ative Society, Ltd. The following information as to the operations of the society h^ve been sup plied for publication: The first half-yearly meeting of the above society wais held at the School of Arts, Leeton, on March 13th, 1914, at 8 p.m., to receive reports and balance sheet, &c., for that term. Mr. R. Stranger was voted to the chair, and presided over a fairly representative meeting. The society's auditor, Mr. T. H. Hogan, being present, placed the financial posi tion before the meeting, and with little discussion the balance-sheet was unani mously adopted. A few extracts dealing with the work of the society will no doubt be of interest The cash statement of £973/19/3 was com piled as follows :-£225/10/ represented shareholders' capital, £729/0/41 sale? ac count, £20/9/3-£ sundry commissions and receipts. Disbursements on cash account totalled £830/3/9, leaving a balance of £93/15/6. The trading account showed a gross profit...
LEETON PUBLIC HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
LEETON PUBLIC HOSPITAL. The monthly meeting of the committee of the above institution took place on March 9th, Mr. Geo. Grey, president, in the chair. The financial statement showed that an amount of £23/8/7 was collected for the previous month. The president reported that some of the local ladies had undertaken ia canvass of the district for subscriptions for the hos pital, and were meeting with gratifying success. It was decided to call a meeting of ladies for the purpose of forming a ladies' advisory committee, to assist by advice and otherwise the general committee. Messrs. Geo. Grey and the Rev. Free man were appointed to wait upon the Carpenters and Joiners and Painters' So cieties in an endeavor to get them to contribute weekly to the hospital. The question of the permanent site was debated at length, and the secretary was instructed to write Mr. Broatch asking that the necessary steps be taken towards handing the site over to the hospital committee, with a view of fencing an...
Grading at Mirrool. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
Grading at Mirrool. About sixty settlers attended a meet ing at Mirrool on the evening of Satur day, the 7th instant, for the purpose of discussing with the Sub-Manager, Mr. F. S. Digby, the question of the carrying out of agricultural work at Mirrool. The principal matter dealt with was the important one of grading. This had been brought under Mr. Digby's notice on the preceding Tuesday, when it was decided to put certain suggestions before the Manager and the Commissioner, as from the Chairman of the Mirrool Settlers' Association. On the Thursday a favor able reply was received, and on the fol lowing Saturday fuller details were given at the meeting. The settlers present re cognised that the matter had been treat ed with the greatest expedition. The position briefly is that for the present ar rangements will be made to do grading for settlers at Mirrool. The Commissioner has decided that in future the maximum expenditure on agri cultural work done on terms-this in cludes grading-s...
LOANS ON IRRIGATION FARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
LOANS ON IRRIGATION FARMS. As a result of an inquiry recently made by the Manager as to whether in the event of an applicant for a loan being unsuccessful a refund of the deposit paid would be made, the Savings Bank au thorities have now intimated that under the conditions referred to a refund would not be made, since the deposit would, have been absorbed in the expenses in cidental to the carrying out of the work of inspection. If an application is with drawn prior to the inspection being made, however, a refund is payable to the ap plicant subject to the deduction of any out:of-pocket expenses incurred in dealing with the case.
LECTURE ON VITICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
LECTURE ON VITICULTURE. Attention is directed to the fact that arrangements have been made by the Lee ton branch of the Agricultural Bureau for a lecture to be delivered in the School of Arts, Leeton, on Thursday, 2nd April j next, at _8, p.m., by Mr. M. Blunno, Viti culturist to the Department of Agricul ture . All settlers interested in the matter are cordially invited to attend.
TRESPASSING ON THE CANAL RESERVES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
TRESPASSING ON THE CANAL RESERVES. It is regretted that attention has to be again drawn to the fact that persons persist in driving vehicles 'and riding horses along the canal reserves. Al though provision has been made on the southern bank of the main canal for vehi cular traffic, this is intended solely for the use of officers of the Commissioner, who require to go along the banks from time to time in the execution of their duty. The tracks are not intended for use in any way by the general public. Regulation No. 28 is very emphatic on this point; it reads as follows: "No person shall trespass upon any enclosed land held by the Minister for Public Works or the Commissioner in connection with any works constructed under the "Barren Jack Dam and Mur rumbidgee Canals Construction Act, 1906," the "Murrumbidgee Irrigiation Act, 1910," or the "Irrigation Act, 1912." And Regulation No. 29 provides a penalty not exceeding £20 for a breach of the preceding regulation. No doubt, in the past...
Instruction to Settlers. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
Instruction to Settlers. Mr. McEachern has supplied the follow ing information which is intended for the use of settlers during the month of April: Cereal Crops. It is anticipated that a large area of cereals will again be put in this year, seeing that since last year a large number of new settlers have taken up holdings. I would like to point out straight away that nothing I may say regarding cereals is intended to imply that a man can make a living by growing a hay or grain crop on his land and letting it lie unused after harvesting until the next season. Any man with that idea had better alter his mind immediately or prepare to leave the Area, since he will never make a success of his farm, as it is absolutely essential that better use will have to be made of his holding if it is to repay him. It is taken for granted in writing these notes that the instruction given in March last through the "Record" had already been followed, and the settlers have pre pared their land for sowing...
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 — 31 March 1914
Irrigation Record. Published Fortnightly under the authority of the Commissioner for Irrigation at Leet'on, New South Wales, Australia. Address all communications to The Editor, "Irrigation Record,'/ Leeton, N.S.W. " 111 weeds grow apace" is a saying as true on the Area as anywhere else in this little world. Settlers know this to their sorrow, as the conditions of lease provide for the destruction of noxious weeds, and the Manager sees to it that settlers fulfil their obligation in this regard. It is, of course, very necessary that no effort should be spared to keep down such things as Bathurst burr, thistles, docks, and all the other members of the unwant ed clan. ?* But though the spread on the Area of noxious weeds-the pests of the vegetable kingdom-is rapid enough in all con science, their speed is as nothing compared with the rapidity with which noxious rumors-the weeds of another kingdom find their way around Leeton town and district. For the welfare of the area it is more nec...
RAILWAY FREIGHTS ON CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
RAILWAY FREIGHTS ON CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. In view of the important bearing rail way rates of carriage on canned fruits and vegetables (from Yanco to Sydney), and on the material used in their manu facture (Sydney to Yanco), will have on the ultimate success of the canning in dustry at Yanco, the Commissioner for Wiater Conservation and Irrigation has been, since the 27th November last, and still is, in communication with the Rail way Commissioners in an endeavor to se cure substantial reductions in the present railway schedule rates on canned fruits, canned vegetables, jams, pulped fruit, and tomatoes, tomato sauce, vegetable soups, etc., from Yanco to Sydney, and on ma terial used in their manufacture, such as empty tins, cases, sugai, salt, etc., from Sydney to Yanco. Up to the present, our Commissioner has been successful in se curing a substantial reduction in the rates for canned fruits and vegetables (in 6 ton lots), and further efforts are being made to secure reducti...
MINOR CONTOUR SURVEYS LARGE AREA FARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
MINOR CONTOUR SURVEYS LARGE AREA FARMS. In the case of some of thie large farms on the Yanco Area difficulty has arisen in connection with the taking out of the minor contour surveys necessary in con nection with the farm design. These farms are, of course, on larger areas than the 50 acres to which a water right is attached, and the point to be decided is -exactly which 50 acres out of the whole the farmer proposes to irrigate, seeing that in miany cases considerably more than 50 acres is actually irrigable. In the circumstances, therefore, it is abso lutely neoessary to leave the question of minor contour surveys until such time as the settler can definitely locate the area which he intends to water. Settlers occupying farms of this kind are requested to make a note of this fact, and to advise the Manager immediately they are in a position to give the infor mation required, in order to allow minor contours to be taken.
LEETON TOWNSHIP WATER SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
LEETON TOWNSHIP WATER SUPPLY. The present rate charged (1/6 per 1000 gallons) for water supplied to occupiers of blocks is often referred to as being rather excessive. Recently representa tions on the matter were made to the Commissioner by the Manager, and it was suggested that perhaps arrangements might be made to supply water, for gar dening purposes at any rate, at 1/- per 1000 gallons. This, of course, would en courage blockholders on the township to go in for gardening. In reply a minute has been received from the Commissioner to the effect that nothing can be done in the matter until power is given to him to do so under an amending act which it is hoped will be passed by Parliament during the ensuing session. The .amend ment referred to will allow the Commis sioner to assess a hydrant rate on all buildings in proportion to thie value. This hydrant rate would cover the supply of water, and the convenience for fire fighting, the building being rated in pro portion to its value ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
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Vegetable Growing. (Continued from last issue.) [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
Vegetable Growing. (Continued from last issue.) Rodney District: Mr. Clarke.-This man has a small block and has done consider able work in vegetable growing for the Melbourne and local market. Peas, he considers, should give two bushels to the square rood. Tomatoes, he thinks, should give 10 to 12 tons per acre. He likes "Suttons" and "Satisfaction" best. Of course he prefers water when he thinks the crop requires it, but if put to it he considers he could make a 14 days' rotation meet the case. He would plant tomatoes under these conditions, 6ft. apart, and let them grow naturally. He would then be able to cul tivate thoroughly at all stages of their growth. Mr. Clarke is the only settler visited to date who thinks . vegetable growing could be successfully carried on under 14 days' rotation period, and he confines his assurance to tomatoes, and, perhaps, peas and beans. His block is about the same class of soil as a typical Leeton second-class block. With onions he has produced 15 ...
General Notes. RAILWAY FARES. [Newspaper Article] — Irrigation Record — 31 March 1914
General Notes. RAILWAY FARES. Information has been received to the effect that in connection with the altera tion generally of the railway fares the following increases have been decided upon as far as the Irrigation Area sta tions are concerned, viz.: Fares to Yanco ^1AU . . . . Fares to Wilbriggie 1st, Single £2 6 3 1 7 10 2nd " 1st Single .. £2 9 5 1 9 5