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DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, MELBOURNE.

AUSTRALIA: The Dairy Country

Dairy Farmers are specially invited and assisted to come to Australia because it is considered that in a progressive young Country with so much Territory adapted for Dairying such Settlers will advance the interest of the Country and of themselves.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA . . . . 1915.

By Authority: McCARRON, BIRD & CO., Printers. 479 Collins Street, Melbourne.

[Illustration: Note the Shedding is of very light description.]

CONTENTS.

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Bacon Curing 48 Bee Farming 21 Breeds of Cattle in Use 33 Butter Exported 11 Cheese making 47 Clearing Land 45 Condensed Milk 36 Conditions of Selection 45 Co op. Factories, Facilities given 36 Cost of Starting a Farm 27, 34 Dairy Herds 47 Experiences of Farmers 35 Facilities Offered to Dairymen 31, 38, 42 Gov'mnt. Assistance to the Farmer 31 Grasses 35 Growth of the Industry 10 Labour Conditions 5 Land for Dairy Farming 26, 31, 32, 43 Land, Price of 26, 33, 43 Monetary Aid to Settlers 25 New South Wales 26 27 Pig Raising 14 Poultry Farming 20 Profit per Cow 33, 40 Queensland 31 36 Seasons 7 South Australia 37 40 Share System of Dairying 22 Size of Average Herd 34 State Supervision 12 Stock, Price of 33 Tasmania 44 48 Victoria 27 31 Western Australia 40 44 Winter Feed 35

Information Concerning AUSTRALIA may be obtained on application to

IN AMERICA:

AUSTRALIAN PAVILION, PANAMA PACIFIC EXHIBITION.

NIEL NIELSEN, Esq., Trade and Immigration Commissioner for New South Wales, 419 Market Street, San Francisco.

F. T. A. FRICKE, Esq., Land and Immigration Agent for Victoria, 687 Market Street, San Francisco.

IN LONDON:

The High Commissioner for THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 72 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, S.W.

IN AUSTRALIA:

THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, Collins and Spring Streets, Melbourne.

The suitability of Australia as a country for the dairyman is referred to in the report of the Scottish Agricultural Commission,[A] who toured the States of the Commonwealth in 1910 11, in the following terms:

[Illustration: An up to date Milking Yard.]

"The practice of dairying, in a limited domestic sense, as applied to the milking of a few cows and the making of a little butter and cheese for family use, is as old as the history of mankind, and in that restricted meaning dairying has been carried on in Australia since the arrival of the first settlers. But the industry as existing there to day is a vastly different matter, being already of great importance, and promising rapid and extensive development... Continue reading book >>




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