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GERMANTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
GERMANTON. Councillor L. Cox is billed to speak at Germanton, on March 25. In a cir cular announcing the meeting, Mr. Edward Byrne, the local secretary, thus addresses the people of the dis trict:-"You probably are aware that the Association has been registered as a non-trading limited liability company, in order that the farming and grazing interests can be protect ed before the Court in any .industrial dispute. The advantage of this course is that it will permit of one body appearing for all the farmers and graziers, instead of all these be ing cited to appear personally. Or ganisation must be met with organi sation, so you are now earnestly re quested to take a public-spirited stand in your own and your fellow landowners' interests. Other very important matters will be placed be fore you. You are cordially invited to join the Association, and assist to make it what it should be-a. real live institution, worthy of such a rich and important district. Again I re peat, organisation c...
BARRAGANYATTI. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
BARRAGANYATTI. The Barraga.nya.tti branch, C. J. Rogers chairman, carried the follow ing motions :-Mr. E. M. Tessieiy moved, and Mr. G. S. Rogers seconded, and unanimously carried that the secretary be requested to forward reports of all meetings to the hon. secretary for insertion in the official newspaper, " The Land." On the motion of Mr. E. M. Tes sier, seconded by Mr. A. Rowe, thc following notice of motion was given for the next meeting :-" That the annual meeting shall be held during . the month of January in each year."' Mr. (x. S. Rogers moved, and Mr. O. Brown seconded,-" That the secretary communicate with Mr. John Wetherspoon to ascertain the date of* liis intended visit, with a view to . making requisite arrangements." A sub-committee consisting of Messrs.. C. J. Rogers, Sullivan, Rowe. Wel lard, Levitt, E. C. Tessier. C. Brown, and E. M. Tessier was appointed to wait on Mr. AVetherspoon arid' make (Continued on Page 12.) Association Doings. (Continued from Page 11.) al...
GILGANDRA. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
GILGAJNDRA. At the annual meeting of the Gil gandra branc.i of the Farmers and Settlers' Association, the following officers were appointed :-President Mr. Robert Stanley (re-elected); vice presidents, Messrs. James Roach and Peter O'iV'eill ; secretary, Mr. W. J. W. Lithgow (re-elected); treasurer Mr. E. Townsend. A deputation from the newly-formed Pastoral and Agricultural Society, consisting of Messrs. Fitzhardinge, Stockings, and Machin, attended the meeting, and sought the support of the association for the project, there having been some slight rivalry between the two bodies. The Farmers and Settlers' Association was afraid that the pas toral and agricultural show was de signed to end the farmer's annual car nival. After discussion, matters, were smoothed over, and a motion was carried to give the support the deputation asked for.
ZARA BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
ZARA BRANCH. At the last meeting, held at Mr. P. J. O'Keefe's residence, the presi dent in the chair, me secretary nomin ated twenty new names for enrol ment. Some of the members pre sent decided to prepare motions for the annual conference, and it was also decided that the secretary ob tain subscription-hook for "The Land/' several intimating their in tention of becoming subscribers. Owing to our meetings clashing with other functions, it was decided to change the meeting night from the Friday to the Monday night preced ing the full moon in each month. Several matters of local importance, such as mails, bridges, and roads, and" the eradication of noxious weeds, were considered, and the Shire Coun cil was asked to also consider them. The annual meeting will be held in: Chillinsrham Hall on Monday night,' 13th March, at 8 o clock, when it will probably be decided to send a delegate to the annual conference.
THE LATE MR. FRED. PEPPIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
THE LATE MR. FRED. PEPPIN. ' The death, recently, of Mr. Frede rick ,-Peppin, at the age of 82, has removed a Hiverina identity whose name* will remain' green in the his tory of the Australian merino sheep. It was lie and his brother, the late -Mr. George Peppin, that founded the Wanganella flock, the descendants of which now find buyers to-day in all parts of Australia, and in parts of iNew Zealand and South Africa. Mr. Frederick (or Fred, as he was called) Peppin came to Victoria with his parents and brother in 1850, and in the following year the firm of Peppir & Sons was established, their first purchase being a station in Victoria. It was not until 1858 that Wan ganella was purchased from Mr. Brodribb, and Boonoke, a property adjoining, was bought a few years afterwards. The History of the Wan ganella stud flock is fairly well known, although not all the breeds experimented with before the desired aim was reached. Wanganella was managed by George, and Boonoke by Fred, bu...
City Horse Bazaar Wanted. LORD MAYOR'S OFFER. MORE CENTRALISATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
City Horse Bazaar Wanted. LORD MAYOR'S OFFER. MORE CENTRALISATION. The deputation that waited on the Lord Mayor at the Town Hall oh Wednesday morning for the purpose of discussing with him the establish ment of a public horse bazaar, was very courteously received, and on leaving had the satisfaction of feel ing that the project had been ad vanced a stage, although the Lord Mayor's declaration that the council had not the power to do .as asked was as emphatic as it was surprising to some of those present. Amongst those who attended were Messrs. F. E. Winclicombe (Winchcombe, Car son, Ltd.), J. H. Beale (J. H. Beale & Co.), J. Morton (McGabe, Morton & Co.), J. M. Atkinson (Warden, Harry. Graves, Ltd.), H. J. Marshall ^'Weaver & Perry), J . JR. Keenan (J. R. Keenan & Co.), K. Badgery (Bad gery Bros.) Apologies were tendered for the absence ol. Mr. H. S. Bad gery (Pitt, Son & xiadgery), Avho was ill, and Mr. George Maiden (Maiden Bros.), who had b...
THE ARTFUL DODGERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
THE ARTFUL DODGERS; "But suppose the trust's heel were much heavier oil the public neck than anyone but Mr. Hughes actually believes, is that any reason why the Federal Government should want power to regulate wages. Federal labour is after much more than that power to protect the people against combines, which there would be no objection to giving it."-Extract from a press comment. Andy: "Losh! here comes one of 'em now. Gimme your gun, and I'll see it don't hurt you old chap." Billy: "Yes, anil I'll see you ain't attacked in the rear!".
Personal [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
&lt;je Personal &lt;£ Mr. Deakin's speech in Sydney on Wednesday niglit, revived interest in a personality which, despite all that lias happened since Federation, is still comparatively little known in New Sloutli Wales -is comparatively little known, ' indeed, outside his native State of Victoria. . 'But his speech de monstrated that now Sir, George Reid has gone . to the other side of the world', lie is beyoiid compare the pub lic orator of Australia.; -His only pos sible competitor on' Vtlie -"other side" in Federal politics; ;is Mr.; Hughes and Mr. Hughes; while'at all..times an entertaining speaker,-apd -a-.-'remark able debater, is not an orator. ? In his exhortation to the people of New Soutli Wales to vote. "No" on the re ferendum, Mr. Deakin carried'his great audience with, him,- artd^a large proportion of that, audience were Labour sympathisers,".' -;Like Mr. Hughes, howeyex;, Mr.- Deakin's powers of public speecli are -as 'much the re sult of assiduous1 cu...
Notes of the Week The Finance of a Socialist. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
fr ~ ~ (c% Notes of the Week ^ - T>> rr - The Finance of a Socialist. Noted chiefly as an incurable op timist. Mr. Fisher's unique genius as a financier lias been overlooked. "^ears ago the ad vance guard of the. party of which Mr. Fisher is now leader "were wont to put forward the devices of "paper money" and " a national bank as a cure for poverty,, and. an unfailing provocative of pros vperity. ;. .- ..-.In' . due course ." tlie process V OL the-suns" evolved Mr. Fisher, and Mr. Fisher evolved paper money in ' the form of. the Federal note. As a result. Mr. Fisher finds himself the custodian of quite a formidable chest ,01 gold, lodged witn . the Treasury against the paper. That coin,, of course, is the property of the whole - , people standing behind its govern- . vanent. Its use costs the Government -v ^nothing beyond the cost of printing ^kthe notes-a mere trifle. But; having _ '.'wijfot free possession of this money oh v the strength^of the public credit, it might liaVe...
TRY JAPANESE MILLET. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
TRY JAPANESE MILLET. Japanese millet is verylargely raised in several of the Victorian dairy districts. The seed is drilled in. at the rate of 13 lbs. to the acre. The practise is to mix the seed with an equal measurement of superphos phates, and place in the box of the drill, and the cogs arranged on the gauze as if to distribute 22 lbs of wheat to the acre. The plan was accidentaHy hit upon. Not any of the distributing holes in the drill are closed up, so that the seed is drilled in seven inches apart, the same as wheat and oats. This millet lias certain advantages over maize, it is claimed, which is giving it a pretty good character. For one tiling, it is a hardier plant, and it can be fed down several times. The cattle,'' too, are fonder of it than maize; and it produces more milk-. so one dairyman argues. . For these, reasons, it is rapidly supplanting maize in that neighbourhood. If four paddocks are employed, the cows, on a''system of rotation, can be kept going from December...
THE LAND. " Nations may battle and the world rock with revolution' but the land will care for him who cares for it." Telephone 2843 City. Telegrams, "The Land," Sydhey Offices 3 Spring Street, Sydney. FRIDAY. MARCH 10, 1911. The Referenda. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
THE " Nations may battle and the world rock with revolution' but the land will care for him who cares for it." Telephone 2843 City. Telegrams, "The Land," Sydhey , Offices 3 Spring Street, Sydney. FRIDAY. MARCH 10. _ 1911. The Referenda. During- the week the public have; had ,the; J?edcraJ_ Gover-iir' meat's manifesto and various addresses, including one from the Attorney-General, Mr . Hughes," who, with his usual odroitness, made the best -of a ibad case. We are .told that the Federal Government- needs the vast new powers which the amended Constitution would confer primarily in order to do justice to the worker all over Australia, and in order to: dis comfit the .rapacious trusts, whose shadows, already fall ..menacingly upon: the Australian "landscape. V1 With regard to the* necessity of doing justice to the workers. iti,deyoly.es..upon .the Federal Government to ;;show'.;in-..wKat;.-respeqt-'-tfie-.system of Wages Boards lias broken down. In Victoria;' since their .establishment,...
SIX FEET IN TWO MONTHS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
SIX FEET IN TWO MONTHS. That native grass responds to the benign influences of a good season, take the following as an example from the Bega district:-"The Star" says: Mr. C. Schuback, of Kanoona, left at our office on Saturday a sam ple of kangaroo grass nearly six feet high, which had grown since the rain in January. It is about 20 years since this grass grew to such a height. Mr. W. Weatherliead tells us that it was quite a common thing years ago to see it doubling over the bullocks' back as they were driven through the paddocks.
The F.S.A. Planks. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
The F.S.A. Planks. I. 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. ?. 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. " (c). Provision: for Work ? men's Blocks. . 3. Freehold tenure, as opposed' to . nationalisation of land. .4. The choice of tenure to appli cants under Grown Lands Act. 5. Permanent right of re-appraise ' ment on applicatiort of all land held under residential settle ment conditions. > ?. Limitation of Transfer to pre vent the accumulation of large estates. 7. Administration of the depart ment of Lands by Commis sioners. 8. Lay members of local land boards to be elected. 9. Bulk handling of grain. 10. Water...
NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
NOTES. A Richmond River farmer raised over 5000 water melons on 1 % acres of land. Some 2800 were disposed of at Ballina for £140, and the balance went to waste. Crops will soon he put in at the Nyngan Experiment Farm. This farm was transferred from Goolabali, and its work should have a big effect in determining the future boundaries of the wheat belt. There are millions of acres yet that will grow wheat that have not been introduced to the plough, in good, safe districts. That should be han dled first. There is a risk in the dry-farming business, and that means that a spe cial type of farmer is wanted. He must have plenty of brains and a very big strong heart. There will be dis appointment. In considering dry farming we can not place all our faith on what is btjing done in America, where the country is soaked with snow at times. Furthermore, the Americans are great liars at times. New Zealanders reck.on that the only satisfactory way to handle the Californian thistle is to keep it ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
ATTENTION is directed to the fact that " The Lan4" 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 Associatkm ta:the sympathy ... ! and support of Members and of countrymen in general'. . : j . ' . ' 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. The Managing Editor, "The Land" Newspaper Co., Ltd., Sydney. Dear Sir, I hereby certify that, having inspected the wrappers addressed each week by my company, also the postal vouchers, I am satisfied that at least eighteen thousand (18,000) copies of your paper are being des patched each week. ? Yours- faithfully, ; ; Sydney, March 6, 1911. For The Gibbs Addressing Co., P. GIBBS. T certify that,.my firm is under contract to print and despa...
RURAL PATENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
RURAL PATENTS. .' The. ... following- applications for Commonwealth Patents connected ..'with farming and pastoral industries, have been supplied to us by Mr. C. G. Hepburn, Patent Attorney, 70 Pitt street,! Sydney: William Stewart.-Improved, means for cutting up apples, and the like, for use in poisoning rabbits. William Stewart.-An improved implement for distributing cut up apples and the like for use in poi soning rabbits. William E. Browne.-An improved milk separator. George E. Cluett.-An improved fencing dropper, and means for se suring the wires thereto. William A. Caldwell.-An improved adjustment for altering the set of discs and width of furrows of disc ploughs. John B. Munro.-An adjustable at tachment for disc ploughs for turn ing the sod and covering weeds, stub ble and other growth. Peter R. Hughes.-Improved link hook for fastening bales. George H. Bail.-Improvements in disc ploughs and cultivators. Isaac T. Drew.-Improved fruit pickers' bucket. James Burke.-Improvement i...
P. & A. Societies. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
P. & A. Societies. The secretary of tlie P. & A. So cieties' Union has forwarded tlie fol lowing letter to all the P. & A. socie ties throughout the State: "I am directed by the President of the P. & A. Societies' Union to make arrangements, for an open conference of all pastoral and agricultural socie ties, to he held in Sydney, on Mon day, April 17tli. "The business will be to consider the best means to adopt to bring all P. and A. Societies into line, par ticularly in dealing with: - 1. Disqualifications and appeals. 2. Arrangement of Show dates to avoid clashing. 3. To advocate increased railway facilities to country shows. 4. Compilation of a satisfactory list of judges. "As your society has not affiliated with tlie Union, I am instructed to ask that a delegate should be ap pointed to represent your society at the proposed conference on April 17th. The Annual Meeting of the P. & A. Societies' Union will be held on Tues day, April 18th., w...
Orchard Notes. ORIGIN OF WILLIAMS' PEAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
Orchard Notes. ORIGIN OF WILLIAMS' PEAR. Undoubtedly the niost popular p.ear of the time is what is generally known as the Williams, but if the, "producer had his rights, it seems it should be known either as the Wheeler or Stair pear. There are various stories about its origin, one of which is that it was introduced ' into Australia, by a foreigner named Boil Chretien, and that he brought it here as a development of the Bart lett pear; also that what is called ; the liartlett, the Bon Chretien, and the Williams pear, arc one and the same. The writer has taken a little trouble to get the history of this orchard triumph, and it will no doubt prove interesting, besides serving to dispose of some of the idle rumours about its origin, especially that one ?which gives an American named Bartlett the credit of "creating" it; .for it had been well known and high ly , appreciated in the London mar ket for nearly 30 years before it was introduced to America by.Mr. Enoch Bartlett. But just as ...
P.P. Boards. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 10 March 1911
P.P. Boards. The Collarenebri P.P; Board reports that during the year 1910, dingoes- to the number .of 115 were destroyed. The amount paid- per head for their destruction by the P.P. Board is £2, but this - is generally supplemented by the owner of the land by an addi tional sum, in some instances to the extent of £10 per head, when the dog proves to have been more destructive than ordinary. During the same period 205 foxes were killed, the fee paid for them at present being 2s Gel per head for cubs, and os for full-grown dogs. They have not done much damage to sheep, but have nearly extermina ted the rabbits. The Dubbo P.P. Board has fixed the following assessments for the year: -Large stock, V/SA per head; .sheep, 2s per 100; carrying capacity of land, three acres to one sheep, and 10 acres to one head of large stock. The board has determined on a very deci ded attitude towards those land holders who are not taking proper precautions to keep the rabbit pest in check. The pe^t is i...