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Petition for alternative railway route.

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Wednesday 5 September 1923, The Sydney Morning Herald

KENTUCKY SETTLERS.

PETITION FOR ALTERNATIVE RAILWAY ROUTE.

A petition, signed by about 120 residents of the
Uralla, Walcha, and Salisbury Plains districts, includ-
ing practically every settler at Kentucky, is being
submitted to the Minister for Works and Railways.
It declares that, if the proposed railway from the
Tablelands to St. George were to proceed from a
point near the Kentucky Soldiers' Settlement, via
Walcha, instead of from a point between Wollun and
Walcha-road, via Walcha, it would serve a greater
population and a better agricultural district.
The line between the points mentioned, it is claimed,
would be much cheaper to construct than the route at
present proposed, and would greatly assist the pro-
gress of Kentucky Soldiers' Settlement.

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Written by macalba

March 19, 2010 at 6:04 am

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