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WA farmer wins the battle against salt

Butler, K. (1978) WA farmer wins the battle against salt. Daily News, 12 May 1978. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Focus on the progress and determination of Harry Whittington's battle to save his property from being destroyed by salt. Mr Whittington read everything he could get hold of relating to his problem or anything resembling it, including books about the Tennessee Valley in the US where sulphuric acid from silicia mining was killing trees and the Yangtze Valley in China where contour ploughing had been practices for something like 7,000 years. Armed with this research, Mr Whittington devised an interceptor system based on contour ploughing. His achievement has been a success story not only for himself but for the State, particularly in the face of Department of Agriculture policy which has not accepted that the interceptor banks work.

This article contains two images: a portrait of Harry Whittington: and John and Harry Whittington standing beside the interceptor banks on their 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: ©1978 Daily News
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57393
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