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Sheep Grazing Canberra City Area - 1952
This Find of the Month is the file '[LF1022] – Department of the Interior – Sheep Grazing – Canberra City Area'. This file was created as a response to a letter dated 21st of October 1952 from Western Australian Senator Harrie Stephen Seward. He proposed that sheep be used to control grass on undeveloped blocks within the Canberra City limits. This letter was not included on the file.
Superintendent of Parks and Gardens, Lindsay Pryor, wrote the following response to Senator Seward’s that carefully considers the suggestion.
A PDF version of this response can be downloaded here: ( PDF 354Kb)
It appears that the idea was not implemented as evidenced by the lack of later folios on this file or any later files on the topic.
There are files that cover grazing in nature reserves and other areas of Crown Land within the ACT:
TL8422 - CITY, BLOCK 307, FYSHWICK PUBLIC SCHOOL, W.J. TRACY (GRAZING ARRANGEMENTS)
89/14999 - CONSERVATION & WILDLIFE SECTION, CANBERRA NATURE PARK - MANAGEMENT PLAN
89/15067 - CONSERVATION & LAND MANAGEMENT, CANBERRA NATURE PARK
90/6906 - CONSERVATION & WILDLIFE SECTION, CANBERRA NATURE PARK - MANAGEMENT PLAN
91/19350 - CONSERVATION & WILDLIFE SECTION, CANBERRA NATURE PARK - GRAZING
Links to external sites:
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria - Lindsay Pryor: http://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/pryor.lindsay.html
Wikipedia - Lindsay Pryor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsay_Pryor
Wikipedia - Harrie Seward: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrie_Seward