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Moresby bares parched soul

Andrews, M. (2008) Moresby bares parched soul. The Geraldton Guardian, 28 January 2008. pp. 8-9 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Grazing pressure and years of drought are taking their toll on the Moresby Ranges. Forbes Spillman, owner of Wynarling Station, said he had always been involved in the sheep industry and it is what drew him to the Moresby Ranges as he felt there was a future in the livestock industry. The Moresby Range Strategy Document is due to be released for public comment in the coming months and Mr Spillman wants to encourage the broader community to embrace change and forward ideas that will contribute to achieving a sustainable solution to a unique and historic backdrop to Geraldton. He also believes it is critical that the perception of land use in the area changes so the country can be preserved for future generations.

This article contains six images by Mark Andrews: Forbes Spillman surveying his drought-ridden paddock; a herd of sheep; a view over the Moresby Range; a view showing the ranges; portrait of Forbes Spillman; and a dead tree on the 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: ©2008 The Geraldton Guardian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58499
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