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BIG BROTHER MOVEMENT EXPANDING

The Big Brother Movement, which by sponsoring rural minded boys from Britain is helping them to become es- tablished as independent farmers in Australia, has grown in less than five years until there now are 85 "Little Brothers" in the State.

New South Wales is the only other State where the Big Brothers operate, and it has restricted the probability of failure by the establishment of I a training farm where the boys go for their first three months in Australia.

It is hoped that a similar scheme may be set up in Tas- mania where aptitudes could 'be assessed, and the 'boys would immediately toe directed to the type of farm which would best suit their capabilities.

The eldest of the "Little Brothers" in Tasmania are still in their early 20's, and although none. has become an indepen- dent farmer, several are work- ing their sponsor's iand on a share-farming basis.

. Others run sniall dairy herds under, a similar arrangement.

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