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Tuesday 11 October 1910, The Sydney Morning Herald


The Decentralisation Commission took evi-  
dence to-day on the question of connection  
with a port on the north coast. The wit-
nesses examined were Messrs. J. McIlvreen
(Deputy Mayor), R. J. Higgins (president of
the P.P. Board and Ashford shire), G. T. T.
Butler (representing the farmers and set-
tlers), A. G. Lewin (orchardist, Little Plain),
B. C. Besley (Howell and Tingha), all of
whom, except Mr. Besley, favoured the Glen
Innes-Tenterfield-Byron Bay connection. Mr.
Besley supported Guyra-Coff's Harbour con-
nection. Mr. Nichols gave evidence regarding
a large seam of coal at Ashford, urging an  
extension north-west from Inverell to there.

Written by macalba

March 11, 2010 at 8:18 pm

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