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[Per Press Association Copyright.]

BRISBANE, October 9. A deputation of South-western District pastoralists asked the Minister of Lands to reduce the rents owing to the droughts and the ravages by rabbits. They pointed out that they had been canying on their stations for a long time at a dead loss, and that rents were so excessive that it was impossible to do anything to cope with the rabbits, which were increasing at an alarming extent, and would soon completely overrun the countiy, which wati now not carrying half the stock it was rated for for the destruction • of rabbits.

The Minister admitted that the subject required immediate legislation, but said there was no chance of dealing with the matter this session.

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QUEENSLAND FARMERS ASK RELIEF., Issue 10441, 9 October 1897

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QUEENSLAND FARMERS ASK RELIEF. Issue 10441, 9 October 1897

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