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Property of T Reid and Sons, Tammin, Western Australia, Australia

Property of T Reid and Sons, Tammin, Western Australia, Australia. [Document] [Special Collections]



Surveyor's Report on WISALTS Soil Conservation System created by R (Richard) Hocking.

Comments: A very heavy gimlet—morrell paddock with unusual loamy—salmon gum sand seams about 4 feet deep where banks cross them. There is very little fall from east to west, salting which is in early stages is due, in my opinion, to numerous sand seams banking up against clay. Extreme difficulty in getting banks to main creek due to crab holes and generally flat paddock, but 2 centimetres in 30 metres fall was generally achieved. No breaks or step downs in banks because of difficulty in trying to get 3 even lands in paddock. Paddock so generally flat with crab holes meant that the lines shown are just about the only ones feasible in this situation.

This document is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Date: 24 March 1982
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Notes: 1 survey plan : col. ; 37 x 26 cm
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/51772
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