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Union declares war to save land rights

(1979) Union declares war to save land rights. Farmers Weekly, 18 January 1979. pp. 1-5 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Two-page article explains the Farmers Union of Western Australia has given official notice of battle with the government on punitive legislation which threatens to bring hundreds of farmers in the State economically to their knees.
The four large areas of the South West - Mundaring Weir Catchment, Warren, Denmark and Kent River water reserves are those affected.
The Union general executive unanimously decided to launch immediate action after hearing reports and complaints from an angry farmer deputation.
The appointment by General President, Mr. Wolf Boetcher of an action committee whose task will be to solicit support and detailed information from affected farmers.

This article contains four photographs and one cartoon, including, one portrait of Mr. Wolf Boetcher, Union General President; one portrait of Mr. R.J. Mead of Boyup Brook, Mr. M. McGuire of Jingalup and Mr. R. Tuckett of Tonebridge; one portrait of Mr. A.F. Stretch of Tonebridge; one image of Mr. Laurie Tuckett of Boyup Brook and Mr. John McGregor of Unicup; and one cartoon.

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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: ©1979 Farmers Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57656
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