Report of the Royal Commission on Border Railways : together with copies of commissions, evidence , appendices and plan
"Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
Commission: Gustave T. C. Miller (President), John Travers, William F. Hurley, William T. Dick, Alfred Hicks, Donald Melville, John W. Billson, Patrick McGarry, Brinsley Hall, John B. Nicholson, Samuel Barnes, Robert H. Solly and Richard F. Toutcher
Travers, Hurley, Hall, Dick and McGarry submitted a minority report dissenting from the Committee's opinion that lines of the Victorian gauge should be constructed in New South Wales territory
"A. Blenkin, Thos. R. Gilchrist, Secretaries"
Witnesses A - E: William John Allen (fruit expert NSW Dept. Agriculture), James Douglas Anderson (farmer/grazier "Avondale" nr Wamboota), Robert Fisher Anderson (farmer Pine Grove nr Wamboota), Hubert Oliver Appleby (manager National Bank Swan Hill), William Arnold (fruitgrower Mildura), William Frederick Arnold (Arnold & Sons produce merchants Albury), Edmund Ash (farmer/grazier Mellool nr Gonn), Ernest Sutherland Bailliere (grazier Wooroomo West nr Moulamein), Richard Thomas Ball MLA (NSW), Charles Henry Barber (supt. station services Vic. Railways), Matthew Barnes (farmer/grazier Thule), William Beebe (architect/mayor Bendigo), Edmund James Beer (farmer Bunnaloo nr Echuca), George Henry Belbin (farmer/grazier nr Thule), William Bowring (storekeeper Mildura), William Bowtell (farmer Banaloo nr Wamboota), Armer Ovens Boyle (stock & station agent Howlong), William George Boyle (butcher Echuca), Patrick Phillip Breen (farmer Balldale), Thomas Brett (farmer/grazier nr Euston), Anthony Brough Briggs (pastoral inspector for English Scottish & Australia Bank Yanga nr Balranald), Herbert Bromfield (farmer/grazier Howlong), Archibald Buchanan (farmer/grazier "Allendale" nr Moulamein), James Buckley (farmer/grazier Howlong), Percy Burrows (flour mill manager Albury), William James Campbell (hardware manufacturer/merchant Bendigo), Greville Gattie Carr (sation manager Wooroomoo nr Moulamein), Patrick Phillip Casey (farmer/grazier Thule), William Cattanach (chairman State Rivers and Water Supply Commission Vic.), Benjamin Chaffey (pastoralist Morma Sation Wentworth), Archibald Hugh Chalmers (farmer/grazier Rangemore Deniliquin), Robert Chisholm (farmer/grazier Swan Hill), Francis Grenville Clarke MLC (grazier Thule), Robert Connell (grazier Barham), John Conway (farmer Howlong), Thomas Coughlan (farmer/grazier nr Corowa), Archibald Currie (rep. lessees on North Wakool), George Walter Daniel (auctioneer/commission agent Albury), Henry Harvey Dare (commissioner for Water Conservation and Irrigation NSW), Walter Day (farmer/agent Lockhart), John Diffey (farmer Barnawartha), Johan Gottfried Dohnt (farmer Stoney Crossing nr Swan Hill), John Thomas Dornan (farmer/grazier Howlong), James Mann Dorward (farmer Rhyll Phillip Island), Edward Bolton Eagle (grazier Grassmere/Cockran Creek), Robert John Eagle (farmer Barham), John Edmondstone (horticulturalist Mildura), Samuel Esler (farmer/grazier North Wakool) and George Joseph Evatt (sec. Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission NSW)
Witnesses F - K: William Charles Finley (grazier Boorangie nr Stoney Crossing), Arthur Churchill Fitznead (shire engineer Echuca), William George Fitzwater (rep. H. V. McKay agricultural implement maker Sunshine), James Flight (grazier Rotherwood/Rangemore), Walter Forbes (share farmer Restdown nr Barham), James Fraser (acting chief commissioner NSW Railways), Hon. Simon Fraser (grazier Nyang nr Moulamein), Simon Fraser Jr. (Nyang), Francis Briton Garden (grazier Edward Park nr Moulamein), James Gerrand (stock/machinery agent Barham), Frederick William Grabau (farmer/grazier Burrawang nr Wakool Crossing), John Graham (farmer/grazier Corunna nr Deniliquin), William Edward Graham (farmer/grazier Studleigh nr Deniliquin), Alfred Greenham (farmer/mayor Balranald), Alfred Greenway Hamilton (manager Bendigo Jam Factory), George Hare (farmer/grazier Rosebank nr Moulamein), Dr Charles Fitzmaurice Harkin (Chiltern), George McColl Hawthorne (merchant/grazier Kerang), Ernest Arthur Heath (carrying agent Albury), Richard Hinson (storekeeper Moulamein), Charles Austen Hodgson (supt. of lines NSW Railways), James Aloysius Hogan (farmer/grazier nr Brocklesby), William Robert Holmes (farmer/grazier Stoney Crossing/Swan Hill), James Michael Hovenden (manager Walbundry Station), Peter Harvest Howard (manager Southern Riverina Farmers' Co-operative Assoc. Albury), William Howat (rep. trustees of late Sir William Clarke), Alvira [i.e. Alvara?] Francis Hughes (manager Corowa Grain Storage Co.), Benjamin Hunt (sec./manager Cumins Smith & Co. Melbourne), William Hutchinson (chief engineer Railway and Tramway Construction, Dept. Public Works NSW), Robert Jaffrey (grazier Coobool Lodge, Mallan), Samuel Jasper (carriage builder Rutherglen), John Ernest Jelbart (farmer Stoney Park nr Howlong), Graham Ryan Johnson (station manager Mellool nr Gonn), John Harper Johnson (farmer Mallan/Stoney Crossing/Swan Hill), Reginald Gillespie (accountant Swan Hill), Thorold Goodwin Keats (pastoralist Gonn), Herbert Keck (farmer Bendigo/Barham), William Francis Keenan (farmer/grazier Broadmeadows/Corowa), Robert Kellway (supervisor weighing Vic. Railways), Edward Joseph Kenny (rep Vic. State Rivers and water Supply Commission Merbein), Alfred Stephen Kenyon (engineer Vic. State Rivers and Water Supply Commission) and Maurice Edwin Kernot (chief engineer for Railway Construction Vic.)
Witnesses L - P: Percy Landale (Quiamong, Deniliquin), Hugh Langwell (acting chief commissioner Western Lands Board NSW), James Peter Leach (farmer/grazier Wamboota), John Patrick Leahy (storekeeper Corowa), William Francis Leahy (farmer/grazier Howlong), Henry Maddern Leggo (merchant/manufacturer Bendigo), Henry George Leslie (grazier nr Euston), Jacob Levin (commission agent Brocklesby), Benjamin Lindsay (acting chief draftsman NSW Dept of Lands), Joseph Lockhart (farmer/grazier "Goodnight" nr Swan Hill), Alexander Smart Lockhead (horticulturalist Mildura), Robert Jose Pushman Long (mayor Wentworth), William John Money Macaulay (farmer/grazier Wamboota), Murdoch Macauley (manager Tulla Station, Barham), Theophilus Richard McConnell (farmer/grazier Cockran Creek), Patrick Joseph McCormack (forest guard Barham), John Patrick MacDonagh (manager Murray Downs Station nr swan Hill), Charles Herbert John McDonald (farmer Myall nr Kerang), Samuel McKay (manager Sunshine Harvester Co. Sunshine), Hector Thomas McKenzie (stock & station agent Echuca), Neil Clark McKinley (farmer Wamboota), Michael John McNamara (manager Aarondale nr Stoney Crossing, Swan Hill), Walter Alexander McPherson (grazier Paika Station nr Balranald), Thomas Richard Maddey (farmer/grazier Pine Point, Mallan), Andrew Malcolm (land agent/auctioneer/pres. Railway League Balranald), David Masterton (vine grower Wahgunyah), Alexander Mathers (share farmer Barham), Frederick William Meiklejohn (district supt. Junee), Thomas Ottiwell Moore (manager "Glen Esk" Swan Hill), Paul Moorefield (storekeeper/farmer nr Howlong), Charles Hughes Morris (farmer/vigneron Rutherglen), George Henry Morton (journalist/farmer Kerang), William Murdoch (builder Howlong), George Neild (farmer/grazier Oldham Park Balranald), John Hill Nicoll (farmer Mead), Charles Ernest Norman (chairman Victorian Railways Commissioners), Patrick John O'Donnell (farmer/grazier/orchardist Kerang), Francis Edward Old (farmer Mascott, Wakool Crossing), Edwin Ernest Painter (sec. Bendigo Pottery Co.), William Henry Parkin (merchant Corowa), George Henry McRaynor Perrignon (grazier nr Moyulamein) and Alexander O. Piggin (auctioneer/commission agent/mayor Corowa)
Witnesses R - W: Alfred Daniel Randall (Wee-Wee-Rup nr Cohuna), David Grant Rattray (manager Kerang Tramway), Alexander Basil Reid (farmer Cohuna), David Reid (commission agent Howlong), Evelyn Frederick Reid (farmer Chudleigh nr Howlong), Charles Conrad Reis (general merchant Albury), William James Rockett (storekeeper Euston), John Frederick Ryan (grazier Yarraman/Wamboota), Walter Sage (gardener Curlwa/Wentworth), John Santilla (farmer Echuca), Robert Scobie MLA (NSW), Robert Thomas Scott (farmer Poon Boon nr Swan Hill), Joseph Francis Skelly (grazier Wamboota), Harry Smith (farmer/agent Walla Walla), James Wilson Smith (grazier Spring Ridge/Moulamein), John George Stanfield (accountant Bendigo), Angus Hugh Stewart (mayor Rutherglen), David Tennant (sec. Moama and Deniliquin Railway Co.), Harry Percy Thompson (chairman Mildura Irrigation Trust), Alexander Donald Thomson (civil engineer/surveyor Mildura), Allan Tye (merchant/fruitgrower Gonn Crossing), Gilbert William Carlisle Venables (shire sec./engineer Rutherglen), Joseph John Vial (farmer Moorewather/Howlong), Alfred Wallace [i. e Wallis] (land & stock agent Bendigo), Alfred Ernest Wallace (nr Cobran), William Wallace (auctioneer Bendigo), Alfred Wallis (land & stock agent Bendigo), Ralph Thomas Walsh (tramway conductor Kerang), Andrew William Henry White (stock & station agent Echuca), Hercules Robinson White (stock inspector Wentworth), Thomas George White (nr Cobram), Arthur Branscombe Wood (surveyor/valuator Tooromie/Moulamein), Edwin Sydney Wragge & Thomas George Wragge(graziers Tulla nr Barham)
Appendix A: report to the Minister from the Western Land Board on the subject of "Development of the Mallee Lands in the Southern Part of the Western Division" signed J. McMaster (chief commissioner), Hugh Langwell (commissioner)
Appendix B: report from W[illiam] J[ohn] Allen (fruit expert/irrigationist) to the Secretary of the NSW Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission "on Inspection of Country Between Wentworth, Menindie, Boolaboolka, Pooncarie and Euston"
Appendix C: minute from the Commissioner for Water Conservation and Irrigation (signed H[enry] H[arvey] Dare acting Commissioner) to W[illiam] C[alman] Grahame (Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation) on the subject of "Development of the Mallee Lands in the Southern Part of the Western Division"
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