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The Sydney Wool and Stock Journal (NSW : 1899 – 1917), Friday 11 August 1899

Dingoes in New England.

To the editor of the Sydney Wool and Stock Journal.

Sir, – Allow me to correct an error in your issue of the 4th last relating to the meeting of sheep owners at Cooney Creek. You state that. “It was decided that each farmer should contribute an equal sum to complete the fence round the falls.” It should have read : “That each farmer be asked to contribute £2 to form a fund to pay £4 per dog scalp, owner to keep the scalp.”

Yours, etc.,


Armidale, Aug. 7.


The Sydney Wool and Stock Journal (NSW : 1899 – 1917), Friday 29 September 1899

Dingo Destruction Association.

(From a correspondent.)

ARMIDALE, Sept. 25.

At a meeting of stockowners of the Gara River district, held at Cooney Creek Hotel, near Armidale, on the 22nd inst., it was decided to form the above association for the purpose of dealing with the dingo pest, which is becoming very serious in the district. Several stockowners have already forwarded their subscriptions of £2 each, and it is earnestly hoped that all others interested will do so without delay.

The association has much pleasure in acknowledging, with thanks, the receipt of a donation of £10 from Winchcombe, Carson, and Co., Ltd., through their Armidale agents, Messrs. Dight and Blaxland.

It was agreed that a bonus of £4 will be paid for any dingo destroyed upon the land of members irrespective of the bonus already paid by the stock board. No one is allowed to shoot without permission of the landholders.

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