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EFFECT OF DROUGHT, Press Association —By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, December 1. (Received December 1, at 9.35 a.m.) The Government have decided to throw open 40,800 acres of pilliga scrub lauds near Baradine for wheat-growing. The Wheat Rill clauses regarding the abolition of existing contracts are causing much controversy, and tho Cabinet is considering the problem. MELBOURNE, December 1. Tho Water Commission report that tho flow of the river had ceased at Nyah, and that the drought threatens a position worse than that of 1902. PERTH. December 1. The Government Statistician estimates that 591.000 acres, or ono-i'ourth of tho wheat area sown, is a total failure. ADELAIDE, December 1, Tho Government have seized a further hundred thousand bags of wheat.

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AUSTRALIAN WHEAT, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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AUSTRALIAN WHEAT Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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