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WISALTS column

(1985) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 25 April 1985. p. 42 [Publication] [Special Collections]


WISALTS news column discusses Rhabdomancy, which is defined as meaning by rod, especially divining for water or ore. The divining skill is becoming increasingly important in WISALTS surveying work since it was established that deeper throughflows carry water which can cause damage and degradation and slope. WISALTS field officer, Laurie Adamson, who has mastered the art of divining, has been instructing personnel in the method at recent surveyor schools and surveyor refresher days. The article explains the basic elements of the divining rod and a formula for working out the depth and boundaries of the throughflow. Mention of Rhabdomancy was noted in the Beverley Times of 15 February 1913.

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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: ©1985 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59408
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