Barren Land. —An Australian exchange says:—“ There is a patch of land, about a thousand acres, lying along the Ballarat railway line, bare of all vegetation. A curious reason is given for this remarkable barrenness. Last season the land was attacked by myriads of the black caterpillar, which not only seems to have eaten out the very roots of the vegetation but to have poisoned the soil in some manner.”
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 336, 5 May 1881
Page 2 Advertisements Column 5 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 336, 5 May 1881
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