Progress report of the Royal Commission on Closer Settlement as relating to the working of the Closer Settlement Acts in the non-irrigable districts : together with appendices

Corporate Author: Victoria. Royal Commission on Closer Settlement
Other Authors: Angus, Henry, 1865-1934, Brawn, Frederick William, 1857-1936, Buchanan, Frank Leonard, b. 1892, Chatham, John, 1866-1925, Clarke, Frank Grenville, Sir, 1879-1955, Gordon, John, 1858-1937, Johnstone, John Glass, 1857-1931, McIver, William, 1871-1930, Mitchell, John, b. 1868, Norris, John Alexander, 1872-1962, Oman, David Swan, 1866-1930, Peverill, Albert Augustus, b. 1861, Plain, William, 1868-1961, Rees, Richard Bloomfield, 1859-1935, Victoria. Governor (1914-1920 : Stanley)
Published: Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1915
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1915, no. 21
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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), F. Brawn, Frank G. Clarke, R. Bloomfield Rees, Henry Angus, John Chatham, John Gordon, D. S. Oman and W. Plain
"A. A. Peverill, Secretary"
"F. L. Buchanan, Assistant Secretary"
Appendix A: List of estates inspected by the Commission
Appendix B: Statement A - Purchase, valuation and loading of estates to 1st April 1915 - prepared by by W. McIver (accountant Lands Dept.)
Due to the unsatisfactory nature of the Board's Annual Report 30th June 1914, the Commission asked the Premier to allow three experts (J. A. Norris (accountant to the Treasury), J. Mitchell (inspecting officer under the Audit Acts) and W. McIver (accountant Lands Dept.)) to examine the annual statement and Departmental records in order to establish the true financial position and disclose losses that had been admitted in evidence. Their evaluation is included in the progress report [p. 45-50]
Includes references to evidence given by: James Cameron MLA (director Agriculture) p. 25, Colbinabbin lessee p. 30,36, Doogalook settlers p. 21, Footscray settlers p. 33, James MacGregor Gillespie (member Closer Settlement Board 1905 - Feb. 1910), Glenaladale settlers p. 35, a Hamilton auctioneer p. 37, [James Elliott] Jenkins (sec. Closer Settlement Board), Thomas Hastie, Thomas Kennedy & Frederick Edward Lee (current members Closer Settlement Board), Keayangshire shire valuer p. 21, Kenilworth lessee p. 36, Kilmany settlers p. 34, Lands Purchase and Management Board p. 10,11, [William Henry] Luly (minister's officer), [John] Macgibbon (ex sec. for Lands), [William] McIver (accountant Lands Dept.), [Hugh] McKenzie (Minister of Lands when the Morven Estate was subdivided), [William Francis] McNamara (minister's officer), [George] Moore (lands enquiry branch), Mooralla settler p. 37, Overnewton lessee p. 36, Pender's Grove settler p. 41, [Joseph Martin] Reed (surveyor-general/sec. for Lands), Richmond Vale settler p. 35, [Edward William] Sampson (ex chief valuer), Strathkellar settler p. 40, [Harold Alfred] Templeton (registrar of titles) p. 41, Mr Vaughan (Closer Settlement Board officer) p. 21, [Charles] Weir (Closer Settlement Board settler selector 1910-1912/in charge of correspondence) and a Werneth lessee p. 21
Other mentions: Agricultural Dept. p. 10,24,30,43, Allambee Estate p. 14,17,19,23,34,45,49,53,55, Allendale Estate p. 31,54, Architect's [i.e. Architectural] Branch p. 43, Ascot Park Estate p. 55, Balure Estate p. 53,55, Bamawm Estate p. 49,55, Beech Forest (Vic.) p. 17, Bellarine Estate p. 53, 54, Belmont Estate p. 54, Benalla p. 18, Berrimal p. 33, Board of Land and Works p. 7,8,51, Boisdale Estate p. 19,36,53,55, Bona Vista Estate p. 19,23,49,53,54, Boyd to Mast Estate p. 53, Branxholme p. 21, Brunswick Estate p. 7,33,54, Cadmans Estate p. 54, [Closer Settlement] Act 1898 p. 8, Closer Settlement Act No. 2229 Section 86 p. 7, Closer settlement Act 1904 p. 42, Closer Settlement Act 1910 p. 10, Closer Settlement Branch p. 7,27,43, Cohuna Estate p. 49, 55, Colbinabbin Estate p. 19,30,32,36,53,54, Condah Estate, p. 55, Cornelia Creek Estate p. 19,22,23,53,54, Cremona Estate p. 16,19,53,55, Crown Lands Dept. p. 8, Thomas Cumming p. 9,12, Dal. Campbell Estate p. 54, Daylesford Estate p. 55, Deepdene Estate p. 19,53,54, Dept. of Forests p. 10,25, Dept. of Lands and Survey, Doogalook Estate p. 16,19,21,23,31,53,55, Dowling Forest Estate p. 53,54, Daniel Joseph Duggan p. 9, Dunrobin Estate p. 19,53,55, Dura Estate p. 55, Echuca Estate p. 49, Ercildoune Estate p. 53,54, Eumeralla Estate p. 16,19,53,55, Eurack Estate (Colac) p. 7,19,40,44,53,54, Exford Estate p. 19,21,33, 53, 54, Footscray Estate p. 7,33,54, Geelong Estate p. 55, Glenaladale Estate p. 19,33,35,44,53,55, Glenhuntly Estate p. 33,34,41,51,55, Government statist p. 35, Greenvale Estate p. 53,54, the Heart Estate (near Sale) p. 19,32,53,55, Highton Estate p. 53,54, Hogans Estate p. 55, Hurstwood Estate p. 19,44,53,54, Invarary Estate p. 53,55, Karadoc Estate p. 53 Keayang Estate p. 19,45,49,53,54 Kenilworth Estate p. 19,36,53,54, Kilmany Estate p. 19,22,23,25,34,53,54, Konongwootong Estate p. 19,53,54, Koyuga Estate p. 49,55, Land Act 1898 p. 7, Land Act 1901 p. 8,31,42, Land Act 1911 p. 42, Lands Purchase Committee [proposed] p. 14,51, Lands Purchase and Management Board p. 8,10,12,42,51, Lara Estate p. 19,33,53,54, Leonggatha p. 14, Leongatha Estate p. 55, [Mr] Lucas (Colbinabbin Estate) p. 36, Mackey Estate p. 55, Maddingley Estate p. 55, Maffra sugar beet factory p. 24,25, Mallee Relief Board p. 43, Marathon Estate p. 19,53,54, Maribyrnong Estate p. 19,53,55, Meadowbank Estate p. 55, Memsie Estate p. 19,53, 54, Mooralla Estate p. 19,37,53,54, Moore's Land (Willow Grove Estate) p. 20, Mordialloc Estate p. 53,54, Mortlake Estate p. 53,55, Morven Estate p. 15,19,20,21,23,53,54, Mount Widderin Estate p. 19,33,53,55, Moyhu Estate p. 11,19,53,55, Murray Settlements Act 1907 p. 42, Murrayville p. 7, Nanneella Estate p. 49,55, Nangana p. 16, Nathalia Estate p. 55, Nerrin Nerrin Estate p. 19,21,23,49,53,55, Newtown Estate p. 53,54, Numurkah Estate p. 55, Oaklands Estate p. 15,19,23,35,53,54, Office of Titles p. 20,30,31,52, Ouyen p. 7, Overnewton Estate p. 19,33,36,53,54, Pannoo Estate p. 19,53,55, Pender's Grove Estate p. 33,34,41,51,55, Phœnix Estate p. 55, Pirron Yaloak Estate p. 19,53,55, Public Works Dept. p. p.10,35,51, Restdown Estate p. 19,53,54, Richmond Vale Estate p. 16,19,32,35, 53, 54, Mr Riseley (land vendor) p. 17, Ross's Estate p. 53, [Mr] Sallman p. 16, Sagasser's Track p. 14, [Mr] Schultz p. 16, Shepparton Estate p. 49, Small Improved Holdings Act p. 8, Spring Vale Estate p. 19,53,54, Springs Estate p. 53,55, State Rivers and Water Supply Commission p. 9,10,15,28,43, the Crédit Foncier Branch of the State Savings Bank p. 18, Staughton Vale Estate p. 19,53,55, Strathkellar Estate p. 19,40,53,54, Swan Hill estate p. 49, Tandarra Estate p. 19,53,54, Thomastown Estate p. 53, 55, Tongala Estate p. 49, Toora p. 16, Tooronga Estate p. 33,55, [Mr] Turner (Colbinabbin Estate) p. 36, Undera p. 16, Walmer Estate (Horsham) p. 7,19,40,53,54, Wando Vale Estate (Casterton) p. 7,19,40,53,54, Wangaratta Estate p. 53,55, Warragul p. 14, Warragul Estate p. 53,55, Warrnambool Estate p. 55, Waubra Estate p. 53,54, Wein Wein Gurk Estate p. 55, Werneth Estate p. 19,21,53,55, Werribee Estate p. 19,30,53, 55, Werribee P.P. Estate p. 53,55, Westmere Estate p. 19,21,49,53,55, Whitfield Estate p. 7,19,30,31,33,40,53,54 Willow Grove Estate p. 19,53,54, The Willows Estate p. 53,55, Winnindoo Estate p. 53 Wyuna Estate p. 19, 31,45,49,53,54
Physical Description: 55p. ; 33cm.

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