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WISALTS column

(1985) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 7 February 1985. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Lal Whittington of Brookton has been doing family history research and has found an article in the Beverley Times of March 12, 1912. The warning carried may still have some relevance in the development of this and other countries even today. "The wealth of a nation depends primarily on the fertility of its land. A country rich in minerals may become opulent through possessing the wherewithal to buy largely of another nation's food products, then for a time hide its own deficiencies, but its position is dependent on an unknown and unstable quantity. All necessities of life are produced from the soil, and the more highly developed a country's agricultural resources are, the greater is its self contained wealth. Farming is the one original and fundamental occupation. All other businesses and professions are either its offshoots or its parasites". This week should see the start of activity on two sites in different parts of the state for WISALTS. The first is an assessment of the original work at the Dan Keast trial site at Dangin. Further south, surveying and bulldozing will begin on the WISALTS research site on the Erskine family property at Denbarker.

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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/59600
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