Rough- country in the back blocks.
BROKEN HILL. September. 27.
The local Land Board has just had the Caryapundy Swamp, Torrens Creek, Boulka Lake, and Quinyambi improvement leases under consideration. Mr. Sidney Kidman.
wha holds Caryapandy for Kidman Bro- thers, is hardly eulogistic with regard to the holding. 'It is one of the worst in New South Wales,' he says. 'The 54,200 acres might carry 230 cattle, but no more. Much of it is a claypan, which never has and never will carry feed. Tanks cannot be maintained there, because the Bulloo flood waters silt them' up. Wells cannot be sunk, because at 5 ft. or so salt water is struck, and where it might, otherwise be of use the country is covered with a tangled mass of polygonum scrub. The Board fixed the rent at Id. for five acres. Holders of improvement leases in the district sought a remission of rent and an exten sion of time to make improvements, which they undertook to carry out. The annual rainfall during three or four years past at Quinyambi was shown to have averaged under 5 in., and the Board concluded that the Minister for Lands might very well grant liberal concessions to the lessees.