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Chaffey Brothers Irrigation Colonies
Title : Chaffey Brothers Irrigation Colonies Chaffey Brothers Irrigation Colonies
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Source : The Adelaide observer, 12 January 1889, p. 48
Date of creation : 1889
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

This newspaper advertisement for the Chaffey brothers' irrigation colonies at Renmark and Mildura promises prospective settlers that they offer "homes", "health", "pleasure" and "profit".

The Chaffey brothers, George and William, were Canadian born, but found success in establishing irrigation colonies in California. The Chaffeys had been invited to set up similar schemes in along the River Murray by the Victorian parliamentarian Alfred Deakin (later to become Australia's second prime minister). Renmark and Mildura were established in 1887.

Related names :

Chaffey Brothers

Chaffey, George, 1848-1932

Chaffey, William Benjamin, 1856-1926

Coverage year : 1889
Place : Renmark (SA); Mildura (Vic)
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

The Australian irrigation colonies on the River Murray, in Victoria and South Australia 1888-1889 , [compiled, etc., by J.E. Matthew Vincent], Magill, SA: River Publications, 1994

Morrison, AD. Chaffey Bros. life history: founders of Renmark and Mildura Irrigation Settlements, [Renmark, SA]: National Trust of South Australia, Renmark Branch, [1974?]



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