Final report from the Royal Commission on Closer Settlement as to the working of the Closer Settlement Acts in the irrigable districts and a general review of the finances of closer settlement : together with appendices

Corporate Author: Victoria. Royal Commission on Closer Settlement
Other Authors: Angus, Henry, 1865-1934, Brawn, Frederick William, 1857-1936, Chatham, John, 1866-1925, Clarke, Frank Grenville, Sir, 1879-1955, Gordon, John, 1858-1937, Groom, S. H., Johnstone, John Glass, 1857-1931, Oman, David Swan, 1866-1930, Owen, John Herbert, b. 1868, Plain, William, 1868-1961, Rees, Richard Bloomfield, 1859-1935, Victoria. Governor (1914-1920 : Stanley)
Published: Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1916
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1916, no. 29
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Item Description: "Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
Report "To His Excellency the Honorable Sir Arthur Lyulph Stanley ... Governor of the State of Victoria"
Commission: John Glass Johnstone (chairman), Henry Angus, F. W. Brawn, John Chatham, Frank G. Clarke, John Gordon, D. S. Oman and W. Plain
"J. H. Owen, Secretary"
"S. H. Groom [Lands Dept.], Assistant Secretary"
R. Bloomfield Rees had resigned from the Royal Commission on being advised that the advisability of the state taking control of the marketing of products from the state irrigation areas did not fall within the scope of the Commission
Includes references to evidence given by [Samuel Cameron] Director of Agriculture p. 34, William Cattanach (as chairman State Rivers and Water Supply Commission), John Dethridge (State Rivers and Water Supply Commission), George Garson (as member State Rivers and Water Supply Commission), Mr [Elverene P.] Kendall (engineer in charge of Tongala and Kyabram districts) p. 12,43, [George C.] Kreutzer p. 11,16,20,24,26,37,43,46,50, Mr [George?] Laing p 21,35,42, William McIver (accountant Lands Dept.), Hugh McKenzie MLA (ex commissioner of Crown Lands and Survey/Minister of Water Supply), W. McLeod (immigration agent London), p. 40, Elwood Mead (as member State Rivers and Water Supply Commission and irrigation expert), Mr [John/] Roy (supervisor Rochester settlements) p. 16,24,43, Mr Skene (engineer Swan Hill) p. 43 and Mr Sterling (supervisor Swan Hill) p. 43
Other mentions: Agricultural Bank of Western Australia p. 54, Agriculture Dept. p. 22, Ascot Park Estate p. 73, Barr Creek p. 75, Sir Thomas Bent p. 55, Bulletin of information for farmers p. 39, Otto Christ (ex-settler Swan Hill) p. 72, Closer Settlement Amendment Act, Closer Settlement Board (multiple references), Closer Settlement Branch (Lands Dept.) p. 20, Closer Settlement Fund p. 34,37,57,63,65,66, Crown Lands Dept. p. 66, Crown Solicitor [Edward Guinness] p. 64, Mr Deakin p. [7], Dept. of Lands and Survey p. 77,78, proposed position of Director of Closer Settlement p. 78, proposed position of Director of Water Supply and Irrigable Closer Settlement p. 79, George Graham (Minister of Water Supply) p. 8,77, Journal of Agriculture Victoria p. 39, Lands Dept. p. 34, Lands Purchase and Management Board p. 56,60-61,66,69,83,85, proposed Parliamentary Lands Purchase Committee p. 74,75, McKenzie-Mead Mission to Britain p. 22,36,37, J. E. Mackey (Minister of Lands) p. 39, Mr Moore (Treasury Offices) p. 39, Office of Titles p. 77, Panoo estate p. 73, Public Works Dept. p. 76, Review of Reviews [for Australasia] p. 39, Messrs. Richardson and Paterson (reported on soil salinity) p. 30, Short guide for intending emigrants to Victoria, the garden state of Australia p. 39, State Savings Bank of Victoria p. 54, Frank B. Stolz (settler Werribee) p. 72, proposed position Superintendent of Irrigable Closer Settlement p. 79, Sugarloaf Reservoir (Vic.) p. 48,49, "temporary Departmental Board now administering closer settlement" p. 78, [Harold Templeton] Registrar of Titles p. 77, Stanhope Estate p. 73,74, Tongala Estate p. 73, the Treasurer [Sir Alexander James Peacock] p. 66, Treasury Dept. p.77, Tresco private settlenment p. 41,44, Waranga Basin p. 46,48,49,73 and Water Supply Loans Application Bill p. 48
Physical Description: 86p. ; 34cm.