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New land living conditions appalling

(1975) New land living conditions appalling. The Farmers Weekly, 30 October 1975. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the plight of the worst hit new land farmers of Western Australia as a "real human tragedy'.
Mr. Harry Whittington, Farmers' Union coarse grains section president, said that he come to this conclusion after speaking with and examining the problems of more than 100 new land farmers in the course of meetings held at Munglinup, Jerramungup, Wellstead and South Stirling recently.
The typical home of a struggling new land farmer as "a corrugated iron roofed shed with a window at one end that can neither keep out the wind and cold in the winter nor the dust in summer'.
Mr. Whittington said these pioneering farmers were prepared to put up with such conditions in the hope that they could move into better living quarters as soon as they had their farm on a better footing.

This article contains one portrait of Mr. Whittington.

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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: ©1975 The Farmers Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58199
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