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Challenge of Landscape
THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICE
by P. A. YEOMANS
KEYLINE PUBLISHING PTY. LIMITED
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THIS BOOK is dedicated to the Trustees of the Keyline (Research) Foundation in appreciation of their willing co-operation and valuable support in the cause of Keyline.
The Trustees of the Foundation are:
SIR C. STANTON HicKs (Vice-President)
D. R. MCCAUGHEY (Vice-President)
C. R. McKERIHAN (Treasurer)
PROFESSOR J. R. A. MCMILLAN
DR. G. B. S. FALKINER
MY WIFE AND MYSELF
On the formation of the Foundation I was appointed President, and Harold N. Sarina accepted the position of Honorary Secretary.
The real beginning of the work which led to Keyline was in 1944, our first full year on "Yobarnie", when my brother-in-law manager lost his life in the bush fire. So for my wife the early association with the whole project was one of deep bereavement, and but for her willingness to continue then, Keyline would not have originated.
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SIR C. STANTON HICKS is Professor of Human Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Adelaide; is widely known in England, the United States of America, as well as in Australasia for his interests in land development. He founded the Australian Catering Corps in the Second World War and is Scientific Food Consultant to the Australian Army. in 1950 Sir Stanton was invited to deliver the Sanderson-Wells lecture at the University of London ("Food and Folly"). This year (1958) Sir Stanton has received the honour of an invitation to deliver in London the Sir Albert Howard Memorial Lecture.
D. R. MCCAUGHEY, C.M.G., of Borombola Park BeefShorthorn Stud, Wagga (N.S.W.), and Coonong Merino Stud, Narrandera (N.S. W.), is also a director of land and wool companies. The name McCaughey has been famous for generations in Australian pastoral history.
C. R. McKERIHAN, C.B.E., is President of the Rural Bank of N.S. W., a position he has occupied for nearly 25 years. He has served on numerous committees and is known Australia-wide for the part he has played in charitable and philanthropic organisations, particularly his administration of the Australian Comforts Fund during the war. Prior to and during the war, he was Chairman of the Rural Advisory Council. Many Australians have been aided by his realistic summing-up of national problems.
PROFESSOR J. R. A. MCMILLAN is Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney. He was Plant Breeder at the Queensland Agricultural College and Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Queensland. He has served with the C.S.I.R.0. as Principal Geneticist and was President of the Royal Society of Australia from 1941 to 1943.
DR. G. B. S. FALKINER'S name is inevitably coupled with his famous Merino Stud, "Haddon Rig", but also has other extensive properties, is Vice-President of the N.S. W. Sheep Breeders' Association, a member of the Council of the N.S. W. Bush Nursing Association, and a Director of several industrial companies. He is Chairman of the Industrial Committee of the Nuclear Research Foundation and was honoured recently by the University of Sydney for his work for this Foundation, on which he is also a Governor.
JOHN DARLING, another name famous in Australian national development, is a director of John Darling & Sons, flour milling firm founded originally by his great-grandfather. With his own grazing properties he maintains the same strong interest in rural matters as his father, who was a founder of the Waite Institute of South Australia.
H. N. SARINA, the Honorary Secretary of the Foundation, is widely known all over the Commonwealth for his interest in live stock and agricultural pursuits.
Each Trustee of the Foundation has expressed his views in support of the Keyline concept, but I may quote John Darling: "My father often said that Australia had everything except a good rainfall, and what the country needed was a high range of mountains down the centre of the continent, so that we would get the rain we needed. I regard Keyline as that range of mountains."
FACTORS OF THE KEYLINE SCALE
With twenty-one diagrams throughout the text
THE CHALLENGE OF LANDSCAPE
THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICE OF KEYLINE
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These 32 Plates contain 99 Photographs.
Except where otherwise acknowledged, all photographs were taken by the author and are selected from his property records to tell pictorially the connected story of the Development and Practice of Keyline.