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Farmers see salt risk in Agnew land area

Wainwright, J. (1981) Farmers see salt risk in Agnew land area. The West Australian, 16 February 1981. p. 5 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Wooroloo farmers concerned by the subdivision of about 450 hectares of virgin forest by Agnew Clough Ltd are appealing for assistance from the state government. Backed by soil salinity expert, Professor Arthur Conacher from the University of Western Australia, they contend that any clearing of the land would sound the death knell for stud properties in the area and threaten the tributary of the Wooroloo Creek used by farmers as their main fresh water source.

This article contains three images taken by Tony Ashby: Lyla Elliott and Basil Davis with a foal; Professor Arthur Conacher checking salt damage on the Davis property and Neil Hodgson sampling water from a creek on his property.

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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: ©1981 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56816
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