100 YEARS AGO IN SHOCOTT'S PENNY MAIL
21 May 2007
EXPORTATION OF OSTRICHES
This was a very important resolution, in which we are all interested, more so in the
Eastern and South Western districts, an industry which we are very jealous of, and trust
the Gonernment will assist us by passing an Act which will make it impossible for an
ostrich or its egg, to be exported into any Colony. It was reported that the Agricultural
Department had every loophole with the exception of the German territory stopped.
This Act was carried unanimously.
A resolution was brought forward by Mr Charles Lee, strongly recommending Government to
consider the introduction of Nature study in schools, as part of their education. This
was a very important resolution, more so for those who are going in for farming.
It was moved that the time had now arrived when Government should make investigation with
regard to the importance of dipping for ticks, with a view to early legislation. After a
very long discussion it was carried unanimously and very rightly too.