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agriculture

agriculture  

The practice of cultivating the soil, growing crops, or raising livestock for human use, including the production of food, feed, fibre, fuel, or other useful products. Also known as farming. See also ...
canal

canal  

Darius I completed the canal begun by Necho (see saïtes) to connect the Pelusiac branch of the Nile above (south of) Bubastis to the Red Sea. Ptolemy II built a longer canal, from the still undivided ...
Closer settlement

Closer settlement  

Was a scheme for concentrated rural settlement through government repurchase, subdivision and reallocation of large estates. Following the earlier selection Acts of the 1860s, new legislation was ...
George Chaffey

George Chaffey  

(1848–1932) and(1856–1926)were Canadian engineers who established an irrigation colony in California in the 1880s. They came to Australia in 1886 after meeting Alfred Deakin during his visit to ...
Irrigation

Irrigation   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
317 words

was first practised by early settlers who channelled river water through their adjacent farms, orchards, and market gardens. More elaborate

Land settlement

Land settlement  

In Australia has been dictated by two major factors: the desire for land of those who wanted to farm it or graze it with stock; and the attempts by governments ...
Ord River Scheme

Ord River Scheme  

Is an expensive, controversial, large-scale agricultural irrigation project in north-eastern WA. The seasonal Ord River drains 45 000 square kilometres and is one of the greatest flooding rivers on ...
river

river  

All subcontinental rivers are considered to be sacred, but seven are usually listed as being particularly so: the Gaṅgā, Godāvarī, Indus, Kāverī, Narmadā, Sarasvatī, and Yamunā.
Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme

Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme  

Was a Commonwealth public works project instigated by the Chifley Labor government in 1949 and continued under Menzies. Its chief purpose was to capture the waters of the Snowy River ...
South Australia

South Australia  

Shares boundaries with all of the other mainland states and the Northern Territory, and has a long, deeply indented southern coastline bordered by the Southern Ocean. The state occupies 984 377 ...
Victoria

Victoria  

Was the only colony where permanent European settlement began without the sanction of British authority. Four naval investigations explored Western Port, Wilsons Promontory, and Port Phillip Bay ...

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