Time present, time past: the context of cropping development under two administrations in the Northern Territory, 1911-86
In 1980 the Northern Territory Government proposed a scheme for the development of broadscale farming in two stages spread over fifteen years. Success in the first, five-year phase, which would consist of a handful of project farms, would lead to expansion to 120 farms growing rainfed summer cereals and grain legumes in the Douglas-Daly district and 45 farms producing irrigated rice near Adelaide River township. As an indication of its commitment, the Government passed legislation to set up a...[Show more]
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