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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 79

Cost of Scheme Recouped to the State

Cost of Scheme Recouped to the State.

The valuations of the whole of the eleven farms, under which they were all taken up, amount to £6640 for the 400 odd acres, and this amount about covers the cost to the State of their purchase and cultivation to date. At the same time it must be remembered that in the case of some of the earlier planted areas, taken by themselves, mistakes were made which had to be rectified, thus making the cost more than it need have been with the experience gained page 8 later. But such mistakes are inevitable in pioneering experimental work, and do not detract from the value to the public of the "demonstration" that, under proper management, this hitherto useless land can be brought into profitable occupation.