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Prophet of salt

Amalfi, C. (1999) Prophet of salt. The West Australian, 21 August 1999. p. 4 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A biography of Walter Wood, an agricultural engineer who is credited for writing the first article in Western Australia raising the issue of increasing salinity in 1924. While working in water-related projects, Mr Wood noticed an increase in salt-damaged equipment and supplies. He understood the significance of earlier stories he had heard of land degradation in the Northam-Toodyay district. There is a personal reflection from Walter Wood's grandchildren, titled 'Memories of bush poems and Bob the dog'.

This article contains two images of Walter Wood: 1932 in Wellington Street (Perth, Western Australia); and with his beloved dog Bob.

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

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1999 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55095
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