DEAR "Non-Com." --About thirty miles
north-west of Kalgoorlie lies the Halford homestead of the Black Flag sec- tion of Credo station. The station is divided toto two sections, Mr. Crawford, of Carbine, having property which sep- arates the two Credo is owned and run by those Halford brothers who are known throughout Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Boulder for their courtesy and hos- pitality. Six miles from Carbine lies the homestead of the other section, with its up-to-date shearing shed, yards, etc. This station is entirely different from stations in the North-west; in fact in appear- ance it resembles the wheatbelt country around Burracoppin, timbered with sal- mon gum, gimlet and black oak, with undergrowth of wattle, .blue bush and saltbush. The most astonishing feature on this station is the water, for every few miles is to be seen well-made dams, in fact a dam to every paddock. These dams are a wonderful'asset and a great help to prospectors, who are constantly trying their luck on the auriferous belts of country scattered over the station.
Another amazing feature is Rolls Lagoon, a huge stretch of water about three miles in circumference. Here are to be seen thousands of ducks, in fact it is a duck shooter's paradise. In the sum- mer there can be seen dozens of cars, etc., parked under the shady fringe of mal- lee which borders the lagoon. Seeing the dozens of swimmers and people loll- ing in the shade reminds one of the beach, and one has really to 6ee it to realise that such a beautiful spot Can be found in the dry outback.
Black Flag portion of the station has the more auriferous country. Here are ¡to be found rich areas such as The (Crown, Four in Hand, Standard, Boun-
tiful, and Golden Buckle, and the once rich alluvial fields of Mt.. Pleasant- Black Flag was once a thriving mining centre, but now all that remains of the township are the heaps of debris. A pathetic re- minder is to be seen about a mile south- east of the townsite, where a lonely grave is to be seen beneath a kurrajong tree, and nearby are other little mounds with their crosses of white quartz.
Credo station ls a credit to the men 'who run it. Through their ceaseless toil and hardships of the past they richly deserve their present success, which I sincerely hope will continue. Mr. and Mrs. Halford, of Black Flag, I sincerely thank for their past hospitality and j many kindnesses. j
GREEN TTE, Queen's Park. <