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WISALTS column

(1986) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 13 November 1986. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


The news that "Springhill", Brookton has recently been sold by Mr and Mrs Harry Whittington marks the end of an era. It is more than 40 years since Mr Whittington began farming at "Springhill", following his father. Soil degradation had been an worrying issue for Mr Whittington senior for some years and he talked at length with his son about the problems and possible solutions. Harry Whittington's 'Battle for Survival' started there with the first attempts to control water movement on the arm. Over the years, Harry Whittington with the unstinting support of his wife, Lal, and family, has worked at solving these problems and he has been happy to share the knowledge acquired with anyone interested. Retirement from farming early next year will allow Mr and Mrs Whittington the chance to undertake some of the thinks they have wanted to do for years, but have not had the time to do because of farming restraints.

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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: ©1986 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59625
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