Report of the Wattle Bark Board of Inquiry 1878

Corporate Author: Victoria. Wattle Bark Board of Inquiry
Other Authors: Bosisto, Joseph, 1824-1898, Cope, Thomas, 1814-1882, Dixon, Edward John, 1833-1905, Fincham, George Randall, 1829-1901, King, Mark Last, 1809-1879, Mueller, Ferdinand, Baron von, 1825-1896, Rees, John, 1825-1917, Steel, James Crescent, 1834-1911, Tyler, John Chatfield, 1831-1901
Published: Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1878
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1878, no. 36
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Board: Edward J. Dixon (Chairman), Joseph Bosisto, Mark L. King, George R. Fincham, John Rees, Thomas Cope and Ferdinand von Mueller.
Witnesses: Andrew Anderson (tanner Anderson Brothers Ballarat), Arthur Ballment (Ballment & Aitken tanners & leather merchants), Henry Affleck Bannerman (crown lands bailiff Castlemaine), John William Bogg (J. H. Clough & Co. wool & wattle bark seller), Joseph Brearley (tanner Geelong), Robert Brown (bark mill owner Buln-Buln South Gippsland), Isaac Brudenell (bark stripper), Thomas Butler (grazier Dighton [i.e. Deighton No. 1 run]), John Carew (tanner & leather merchant Campbell's Creek & Pres. Shire of Mount Alexander), William Carter (storekeeper Condah), D. G. Clark (Clark & Son tanners & leather merchants Lonsdale St.), Alfred B. Clemes (Shire Sec. Stawell), William Cochrane (Hamilton, police constable stationed at Bruthen), John Crawford (grazier Glencoe), Michael James Dare (police constable Stawell), William Davis (storekeeper Frankston & Mornington engaged in bark trade), John Dick (grazier Sarsfield), James Dickinson (Portarlington), William Douglas (rate collector Portland), George Dutton (foreman Ballarat [i.e. Greenhalgh] Tannery, H. G. Eddington (Ballarat), George Forbes (selector Strath Creek), H. Goodenough (police sergeant North Gippsland), Alexander Goudy (manager George Cunnack tanner & leather merchant), William Gough (farmer Condah), William Graham (Davies and Graham tanners Buninyong), Mr Graves MLA, W. C. Grubb [and Bros.] (bark exporter Tasmania), Robert Guthridge (storekeeper & tanner), Isaac Hallenstein (Michaelis, Hallenstein & Co. leather merchants etc.), Edward Harvey (sheep farmer Portarlington), Robert Heaney (farmer Condah), Simeon Howe (bark stripper Woodend), J. H. Jackson (grazier Sandford), James Jackson (bark dealer Bairnsdale), Walter de Molesworth Jeffray (bark stripper Traawool), Herbert Jones (bark stripper Balmoral), John Jones (prop. Traawool Hotel), David Kay (storekeeper Portland), Thomas Keiller (wattle bark exporter & Portland Borough Councillor), Thomas Kennedy (police sergeant Merino), John Knowles (bark stripper Fyans Creek), David Laidlaw (gardener Town Council Ballarat), William Lawrance (bark dealer 37 William St. Melbourne), Kennet Lewis (bark stripper), John Lloyd (tanner La Trobe River), Francis Longstaff (tanner Bairnsdale & Stratford for Rawlings Bros.), David McAndrew (auctioneer Portarlington), Rowland Macarthur (crown lands bailiff), Mr McBretney [i.e. McBratney] (crown lands bailiff), Richard McCarthy (farmer Condah), Michael McCraith (police constable Castlemaine), Angus McDonald (bark stripper Stawell), M. L. McDonald (grazier Dartmoor), Robert McDonald (grazier Swan Bay), J. McIlroy (manager for J. Brearley), John McIntyre Jr. (farmer), John Wallace Mackieson (Buchan Swamp, Tullatarook), Alexander McLennan (bark dealer Bairnsdale), James McPhail (crown lands bailiff Castlemaine), Alfred William MacPherson (President Glenelg Shire Council), John Malseed (farmer Condah), Moritz Michaelis (Michaelis Hallenstein & Co. leather merchants & tanners Lonsdale St.), Frederick Munday (selector Puzey), Henry Oakley (farmer Tyrendarra), Andrew O'Neill (grazier Portarlington), James Parker (farmer Heywood), John Peachey (storekeeper Casterton), W. Thomas Pile (wattle bark exporter & Portland Borough Councillor), D. W. Richmond (bark dealer Richmond), Mr Robinson (Murra-Murra Station), Ezekiel Rowe (foreman tanner for George Cunnack), J. D. Ryan (general agent Moe), P. H. Ryan (Swan Bay), Frederick W. Salmon (selector Eastcott, Jetho & McDonald's track), Jesse Satchell (farmer Greenhills), George F. Scouller [i.e. Scoullar] (Wayville Park near Stawell), James Sexton (bark stripper Mount Dryden), David Smith (bark stripper Stawell West), J. C. Steele [i.e. Steel] (bark exporter & tanner West Melbourne), Michael Joseph Stevenson (bark stripper for Mr Moodie Wando Dale station), Martin Sullivan (tanner Portland), John Treloar (farmer Condah), Carl Wehl (bark merchant Stawell)
Appendix A: includes a list of important tanners' plants which could advantageously be reared in the clime of Victoria
Appendix B: comprises returns showing (1) the quantity and value of bark exported (2) the quality and value of hides imported & leather exported (3) the value of hides exported from & leather imported into the Colony - during the years 1870-1877 - prepared by J. Chatfield Tyler Asst. Commissioner of Trade and Customs.
The proceedings include a copy of questions forwarded by the Secretary for Agriculture to the caretakers of the State Forests and replies in answer from W. C. Hale (Stawell), Henry Dudley (Stanley and Beechworth), A. A. Bannerman (Daylesford), W. H. Johnson (Barmah), Charles F. Chapman (Sandhurst), James McGregor (Colac), James Kennedy (Echunga), C. A. Macan, (crown lands bailiff Hamilton), R. W. McBratney (crown lands Bailiff Sale), Charles King Witt (Benalla), Rowland MacArthur (crown lands bailiff Bairnsdale), William Brahe (Macedon) and James Blackburne (Castlemaine).
Proceedings of the Board includes a letter to the Secretary of the Wattle Park Commission dated 15th May from James C. Steel on behalf of the Tanners' Association
Physical Description: 66p. ; 33cm.