Progress report from the Royal Commission on the Marketing, Transportation and Storage of Grain : together with appendices, plates and minutes of evidence

Corporate Author: Victoria. Royal Commission on the Marketing, Transportation and Storage of Grain
Other Authors: Callaway, William Alfred, 1857-1937, Carlisle, John Joseph, 1863-1929, Langdon, Thomas, 1832-1914, Lemmon, John, 1875-1955, Owen, John Herbert, b. 1868, Plain, William, 1868-1961, Stanley, Robert, 1847-1918, Victoria. Governor (1911-1914 : Fuller)
Published: Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1913
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1913-14, no. 21
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Item Description: "Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
Report "To His Excellency Sir John Michael Fleetwood Fuller ... Governor of the State of Victoria"
Commissioners: Thos. Langdon (chairman), J. J. Carlisle, J. Lemmon, W. Plain and R. Stanley
"J. H. Owen, Secretary"
"W. A. Callaway, Under-Secretary"
Witnesses examined by the Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly: William Henry Beater (branch manager Darling and Son grain merchants), George Turnbull Bell (James Bell and Co wheat shippers), Herbert Bryben Black (grain merchant), Charles Blythe (in charge of piers and yards Williamstown), Charles F. Burrows (director John Burrows flour millers Chiltern), Bertram John Davey (chairman Corn Trade Section Committee Melbourne Chamber of Commerce), Albert Edward Delany (grain merchant Melbourne), Ivan Gutmann (rep. Louis Dreyfuss and Co wheat merchants Melbourne) Charles Hallett (sec. Melbourne Chamber of Commerce), Edward Simpson Hill (farmer Iona), Joseph Knight (inspector grain and farm produce Dept. of Agriculture), Alexander Millar Laughton (govt. statist), John James Liston (councillor Williamstown), William McNeilage (mayor Williamstown), Traugott John Noske (miller/grain merchant Melbourne), Thomas Harrington Smith (chief surveyor Ports and Harbors Dept.), Charles Taylor (grain expert Dept. of Agriculture), William Charles Thomas Jr. (director W. C. Thomas and Sons Pty Ltd Melbourne) and [Captain]Alfred Wymarck (surveyor Marine Underwriters)
Witnesses examined by the Royal Commission A - H: Hugh Adams (farmer Donald), Hamilton Allen (farmer Portland/councillor Karkarooc Shire), Henry C. L. Anderson (under-secretary for Agriculture NSW), James Anderson (farmer/member agricultural society Dimboola), William P. Anderson (merchant and shipping agent/agent for John Sanderson and Co Melbourne), John Arbuckle (farmer Beaver's Bridge/shire councillor St Arnaud), William Avery (farmer Antwerp), James Bailey (farmer Derby/member agricultural society Bendigo), George Batson (farmer Nhill), Edward Bechervaise (marine surveyor/Swedish vice-consul Geelong), Ernest Charles Blazey (supt. goods train service Vic. Railways), William Bodilly (stationmaster Willaura), Henry Bodycomb (stationmaster Dimboola), David Bone (farmer Nhill/pres. Lowan Shire/chairman Wimmera Inland Freezing Co. Murtoa), William Boot (farmer Bundalong), Frederick William Box (asst. engineer Vic. Railway Dept.), Hugh Boyd (farmer/vice pres. agricultural society Elmore), Archibald Browning Jr. (farmer Yarrawonga), George T. Bruce (stationmaster Wycheproof), Gustavus Robert Bruce (farmer/pres. Yarrawonga and Border Agricultural and Pastoral Assoc.), John Bunguy (farmer Sheep Hills/pres. Borung Shire Council), Thomas Charles Byrne (Vic. rep. W. and T. Avery Ltd Melbourne), Samuel Calvert (farmer/grazier Maroona/Ararat Shire councillor), John Clifford (chief clerk stationmaster's office Bendigo), George B. Corbett (relieving stationmaster Nhill), William John Cromie (farmer/member agricultural society Rupanyup), George Cruickshank (farmer/Donald Shire councillor) Alexander William Cumming (commission agent/wheat buyer/sec. Sea Lake Agricultural and Pastoral Society), Edward A. Dahlenberg (farmer Pimpinio), St. Aloy [i.e. Eloy] D'Alton (sec./engineer shire of Dimboola), William F. Dann (miller/grain merchant Geelong), Henry Dennis (grain buyer/farmer/member agricultural society Elmore), Arthur Robert Dowling (accountant Warburton), John Duggan (farmer/wheat buyer Sutherland/Kara Kara Shire councillor), David Duncan (stationmaster Benalla), Thomas William Dungey (miller Warracknabeal/manager W. C. Thomas and Sons Pty Ltd), John Henry Dyer (farmer/grazier Rupanyup/Dunmunkle Shire councillor), Alfred James Dyson (stationmaster Donald), Herbert Edwards (storekeeper/grain buyer/farmer/ex-pres. agricultural society St Arnaud), Charles George Farnsworth (stationmaster Minyip), George Henry Foreman (produce merchant/wheat buyer Charlton), Edward Gibbons (ret. farmer Horsham), John James Gibson (commission agent Rupanyup/pres. Dunmunkle Shire/sec. agricultural society) p. 179, Achilles Gray (farmer/Wedderburn Shire councillor) p. 117, Edward S. Green (farmer Shepparton) p. 255, Henry James Green (farmer Wycheproof & Carron/shire councillor/member agricultural society Donald) p. 214, Frederick B. Guthrie (chemist NSW Dept. of Agriculture) p. 279, Arthur Hallam (farmer Goyura/member Hopetoun and Beulah Agricultural Society), John Hertz Hanns (farmer Sea Lake), John Augustus Hanrahan (commission agent/wheat buyer Yarrawonga), David Harley (farmer Slatey Creek/pres. St Arnaud Agricultural Society), John Harper (asst. commissioner NSW Railways), Thomas Hatcher (member Hopetoun and Beulah Agricultural Society/Hopetoun Shire councillor), Allen Hepworth (farmer/member agricultural society Donald), Arthur Hetherington (farmer Sea Lake), William Hindson (farmer/wheat buyer Buckrabanyule/Charlton Shire councillor), David W. Hislop (harbourmaster/pilot Portland), Gotthief [i.e. Gotthilf] Hoffmann (farmer Katyil), John Holt (grain buyer rep. James Bell and Co at Willaura) and Peter Hoskings Jr. (farmer/grazier/sec. Farmers' Assoc. Dumosa)
Witnesses examined by the Royal Commission I - R: Dr James H. J. Ingham (pres. Dimboola Agricultural Society), William Irvine (farmer Thoona), John Henry Jones (stationmaster Tungamah), Phillip Keenan (farmer Bundalong), Robert Kellway (supervisor of weighing Vic. Railways), Andrew Kelly (farmer/grazier/Wycheproof Shire councillor),Henry W. Kemmiss (farmer Avon Plains), Patrick Keogh (farmer Rochester East/pres. agricultural society Rochester), Charles A. Kimpton (W. S. Kimpton and Sons flour millers Melbourne), Gustav Klinge (farmer Gerang/Dimboola Shire councillor), Robert I. Lang (farmer Richmond Plains), John Henry Lavery (stationmaster Rochester), Archibald H. Leeson (manager freezing works/sec. agricultural society Portland), Joseph Thomas Lewis (farmer Wilby), Francis J. Lindon (farmer Willaura), John Livingston (commission agent/wheat buyer Jeparit), James Stephen Loats (farmer Brooklet), Samuel Lockhart (auctioneer/commission agent Sea Lake), John McCartney (farmer St James/pres. Tungamah Shire Council), Hugh McClelland (farmer Berriwillock), John McClure (farmer/grazier Horsham), William R. McCormick (stationmaster St Arnaud), Farquhar McCrae (farmer Wallan/Wimmera Shire councillor/member Wimmera Agricultural Society), William McDermott (storekeeper/grain buyer Shepparton), Phillip McDonald [i.e. Philip Macdonald] (stationmaster Charlton), William McDonald (Winjelle/member agricultural society St Arnaud), John McEwan (pres. Shire of Donald), Michael McGraith (relieving stationmaster Yarrawonga), John McGurk (farmer Richmond Plains), James McIntyre (farmer Cannum), Arthur C. McKenzie (civil engineer Melbourne), James S. McKenzie (grain buyer/Wycheproof Shire councillor/sec. agricultural society Wycheproof), Malcolm McLennan (farmer Sea Lake), Donald McPhee (yard foreman Vic. Railways at Geelong), William Graham McRoberts (farmer/grazier Bendigo), Alfred Melbourne Mactier (grazier Echuca/pres. Chamber of Agriculture of Vic./pres. Echuca Agricultural Society), Arthur F. Magill (sec./engineer Shire of Lowan), Charles Marsham (farmer Beulah/member Karkarooc and Beulah Shire Councils), William A. Merrylees (farmer Dooboobetic/pres. Shire of Charlton), Peter M. Metzler (agricultural chemist Sydney), August Mibus (farmer Katyil), Peter Moller (farmer Dimboola), John Monash (civil engineer Melbourne), Edward S. Moore (farmer/carrier/member Donald Agricultural Society), James Mudge (farmer/sec. Farmers' Assoc. Sea Lake), Michael Mulquiny (farmer/Charlton Shire councillor), Adam Munro (farmer Bonn nr Rochester/member agricultural society Rochester), Thomas N. Muntz (stock & station agent/grain buyer Goulburn Valley), Daniel William Nagle (farmer Miepol/Euroa Shire councillor), Robert Ness (stationmaster Warracknabeal), James Nugent (sec. Shepparton Shire), Patrick O'Brien (stationmaster Portland), Thomas O'Dea (wheat buyer/farmer/member agricultural society Tungamah), Michael O'Kane (farmer Tungamah), Josiah Park (farmer/blacksmith Lake Bolac), Thomas Parry (stationmaster Horsham), John Paterson (farmer Buckrabanyule), Joseph L. Pearce (farmer Jeffcott/Donald Shire councillor), William Pearson (manager Wimmera Flour Mills Co Rupanyup), Walter Pendlebury (farmer Willenabrina/Warracknabeal Shire councillor/chairman North-Eastern Weights and Measures Union), Wilhelm Petering (farmer/member agricultural society Minyip), Henry A. Polack (farmer Katyil), William Russell Pope (farmer/member agricultural society Donald), Ephraim Edward Potter (farmer Boolite), John Weldon Power (solicitor/pres. Horsham Agricultural Society), Joseph James Poynton (officer Transportation Branch Vic. Railways), Robert Purnell (shipping agent/carrier/pres. Chamber of Commerce Geelong), Hugh Pye (principal Dookie Agricultural College), Richard Bloomfield Rees MLC (farmer), John Albert Richards (relieving stationmaster Sea Lake), Arnold E. V. Richardson (agricultural supt. Dept. of Agriculture), Arthur S. Rogers (farmer Horsham) and Christopher James Ryan (farmer Yarrawonga)
Witnesses examined by the Royal Commission S - Y: Frederick W. Sallmann (farmer Kornheim), Alexander Sands (farmer Sea Lake), William Jasper Sefton (farmer Youarang), Alfred Shaw (farmer/grain merchant/general agent Wycheproof), Robert T. Silvester (solicitor Portland), John Simmi (grazier Moira NSW/pres. agricultural society Echuca), James M. Sinclair (commercial agent for the Govt.), George Skinner (blacksmith/pres. agricultural society Tungamah), Harold C. Sleigh (shipping agent/broker Collins St Melbourne), Robert Smale (storekeeper/wheat buyer/farmer Barrakee), Harold Smith (farmer Lower Norton/Arapiles Shire councillor/sec. Horsham Rural Progress Assoc.), John Smith (farmer Glenburnie), John C. Smith (pres. Karra Karra Shire/member Chamber of Agriculture), Thomas H. Smith (marine surveyor Ports and Harbors Dept. Melbourne), William George Smith (rep. Farmers' Union Minyip), Robert Henry Stainthorpe (farmer/Borung Shire councillor/member Weights and Measures Union), Archibald G. Stewart (shire sec. Wycheproof), David A. Stewart (farmer Richmond Plains), James F. Stratton (wool & grain buyer/mayor St Arnaud), August Strauchmann (engineer Austral Otis Engineering Co.), John Thomas Sweetman (farmer/member agricultural society Rupanyup), James R. Thomson (rep. Messrs. Spencer and Co Melbourne), Robert Threlfell (farmer Woosang), William James Tonkin (storekeeper Thoona & Goorambat/pres. Benalla Shire), Alfred B. Tregurtha (stationmaster Geelong), Walter Turnbull (farmer Richmond Plains), George Valder (supt./chief inspector NSW Dept. of Agriculture), George Verdon-Power (stationmaster Rupanyup), George W. Walker (rep. Lindley Walker and Co grain merchants/shippers Sydney), William Wallace (grain merchant/auctioneer Bendigo), Carl G. Walsgott (farmer nr Dimboola), George O. Westendorf (farmer Winiam), Arthur Weymouth (wheat agent Echuca), Samuel Shelley Williams (stationmaster Echuca), Thomas Williamson (stationmaster Bendigo), William Wilson (miller/grain buyer Yarrawonga), Joseph Wiltshire (mayor Portland), Barnet Wingfield (farmer/wheat buyer Wedderburn), Herman Gustaff Wirth (farmer Woodstock on Loddon/member Bendigo Agricultural Society), Thomas Wise (rep. Wise Bros grain merchants), James W. Witney (landholder Dimboola) and Robert Dickson Young (auctioneer/pres. agricultural society Minyip)
Other mentions: Alfred Graving Dock p. 28, J. T. Noble Anderson p. 37, Armand Behic (Ship) p. 28, Arthur May and Co. p. 18, Austral Otis Co. p. 153,193, Reid Bell (pres. Victorian Institute of Engineers) p. 37,39, H[oward W.] Berry (pres. Council Chamber of Commerce) p. 20,21,23, Professor Biffen (Cambridge) p. 236, Black and Co. p. 18, Broadbent Bros. p. 134,150, [Thomas] Brunton p. 152, Brunton and Co. [i.e. Australian Flour Mills] p. 18, Brunton's mills p. 152, Bunge and Bourn p. 264,268, C. C. Castles (Canadian govt. officer) p. 263, [William Rendell?] Cave p. 50,79, Edmund Clarke p. 37, [Godwin George?] Crespin p. 79, Dalgety and Co. p. 18, John Darling p. 6, 79, Davey and Son p. 18, Delany and Co. p. 13,19,57,78,79, Dennys, Lascelles and Co. (Geelong) p. 204, [Louis?] Dreyfus p. 50, F. W. Prell and Co. p. 18,71, Mr. Fairbairn (Manchester) p. 212, Mr. Farrer (wheat producer) p. 235, 279, Mr. Ferguson p. 33, 37, 38, 41, 58, 59, 62, Mr. Fitzpatrick (chief commissioner of railways) p. 12, 227, 230, 231, H. D. Fleming p. 13, 18,19,50,78,79, Fred[erick] Walker and Co. p. 18,78, G. G. Crespin and Co. p. 13,18,19, George Willis and Co. (London) p. 22, 28,57,77,78, Mr. Glenny (Numurkah) p. 262, Glover Onians p. 18,79, Goldsbrough, Mort and Co. p. 18,79,166, Mr. Graham (minister for Agriculture) p. 66,138, Ryan Goulding p. 18,79, H. B. Block and Co. p. 13,19, H. R. Carter and Co. p. 18,79, [John] Halliday (engineer Melbourne Harbor Trust), p. 37,38,39, Henry Berry and Co. p. 20, James Bell and Co. p. 18,224, 253, John Burrows Pty Ltd (Chiltern) p. 70, John Darling and Son p. 26,51,53,55,56,102,150,194,224,253, John Sanderson and Co. p. 229, Mr. Kendall p. 205, Kickman and Co. p. 206, Robert Kilgour p. 18,79, Mr. Lascelles (of Dennys Lascelles and Co.?) p. 152, London Elevator Co. p. 207, Louis Dreyfus and Co. p. 13, 19,253,264,265, 268, John Mathieson (commissioner of railways) p. 27,206,207,208, 209,254,Sir William Matthews p. 58, Mr. McClean (manager Mckay Harvester Works) p. 265, James P. McCurry (of Bonn nr. Rochester) p. 199, Mr. McLennan (mill owner Mooroopna) p. 25, Mr. Melville p. 48, Mercantile Agency Co. Ltd. p. 79, Mr. Morrissey (Minister for Agriculture) p. 207, J. Murray (Victorian premier) p. 232, New Zealand Loan Co. p. 18,52,79, Noske Bros. p. 18,79, Mr Plain (Willaura agent for F. W. Prell and Co.), Mr. Prell (F. W. Prell and Co.) p. 18,41,52,56,57,71,152, R. and A. Onians p. 18, Mr. Richardson (mill owner Wangaratta), Mr. Rodda p. 228, Mr. [Christopher or Richard] Sellick (mill owner Numurkah), G. Simpson (Dalgety and Co.) p. 23, 43, 53, Mr. Smith (mill owner Wangaratta) p. 25, Mr. Speight p. 121,253, Stevedoring Co. p. 39,227, [Mr.] Swanton (William Crosby and Co.) p. 20,79, Mr. Tait p. 136, 215, Sir Thomas Tait p. 12, Mr. Teague (mill owner Wangaratta) p. 26, A. A. Thomas (for W. C. Thomas and Sons) p. 19,20 , Thomas Borthwick and Sons p. 229, Captain Vincent p. 37, W. C. Thomas and Sons [also called Co. Pty. Ltd.] p. 13,18,19,20,188,235, W. Crosby and Co. p. 13,19,20,78, W. H. Maine and Co. p. 18,79, W. R. Cave and Son p. 13,19, Walker and Co. p. 18, Mr Wheeler [ex Commissioner of Railways] p. 215, Mr Wellington [sec. Farmers' Association Wunghnu) p. 262, C. P. Wilson (civil engineer) p. 234 and Wise Bros. Ltd. p. 280
Physical Description: 72p. (progress report), lxxiip. (appendices & plates), 285p. (minutes of evidence), 12 folded leaves of plates : plans ; 33cm.