MILLY MILLY STATION.
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Milly Milly Station, on the Murchison, has a total area of a million and a quarter acres. To cross this property from east to west would necessitate a journey of 80 miles, whilst the distance between the north ana south boundaries is only ten miles less. The Murchison River runs for 37 miles through Milly Milly paddocks, and a little further
north the Wooramel, for most of the year
a broad, sandy watercourse, devoid of sur face moisture, has a 50-miles double front- age to the same estate. There are two fine permanent pools known as Bilang and Walthrey, which give an unfailing supply of good water for stock, and these are sup- plemented by numerous wells lo which windmills are attached. Over three hundred miles of fences afford the necessary subdi- visions, and in every direction signs of pro- gress and good management are evident.
The owners of Milly Milly station are Messrs. Dan and Michael Mulcahy, the well known hotel proprietors, or Perth, Freman- tle, and Kalgoorlie. The station is under tho management of Mr. Fred Caesar, son of a very old Fremantle resident, who died several years ago.
Saltbush and mulga are the pervading ve- getation, but there is a luxuriant growth of grass, good crops being cut by the native hands for hay-year after year. Using the old-fashioned sickle, the natives cut this year 25 tons, which the white men employed on
tho station carted and stacked for the use of the homestead stock.
It may be mentioned that Milly Milly is one of the earliest stations on the Murchi- son, and under the management of Mr. Caesar it has been steadily improved. The present proprietors have wisely given him a free hand, with a result that must be ex- tremely gratifying from both points of view. The property now carries 27,000 merinoes, all bred from imported rams and ewes, and the clip amounted to 480 bales. Some ot the sheep averaged 8½Ib., and the wool real- ised in Melbourne up to 9½d. per lb. Last year 4,000 fat sheep at market scaled 53lb. and realised 5d. per lb. At the time of writing several thousand fat wethers were ready for the road. All the flock rams are bred on the station, and a fine healthy lot they appear to be. Cattle flourish exceed-
ingly in such a well-watered country and dry
healthy climate. There are 2,700 head ot Shorthorns of various ages, and a very fine herd they form.
Horses are also in congenial surroundings. There are about 300 light and medium draughts, and some excellent station hacks.
Great improvements have been effected since the Mulcahy Bros became proprietors. The old homestead did good service for many years, but recently a new building re plete with all modern improvements has been erected. It is built of sandstone, with concrete quoins, jambs, and arches, and the floors are all of cement, baffling white ants, to destructive all over the northern portion of the State. The rooms are lofty, and so well arranged that they open on a broad pas- sage 47ft. long, and also on a verandah 10ft. broad, which runs right round the house. The kitchen, also of sandstone, is 25 x 20 feet, and water is laid on everywhere from two 7,000-gallon tanks continuously fed by
Mr. A. Male, M.L.A., and Mrs. Male were piassengers by the R.M.S. Malwa for Eng and on Monday. They will return in time for Mr. Male to be present at the opening of the State Parliament. During Mr. Male's absence affairs in connection with 'his constituency will he attended to by Mr. R. Pennefather, M.L.C.