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It wd. therefore be desirable to avoid extremes such as the heavy unsound lands of Richlands and the thinly grassed lands of the lower Murry [Murray], but if I had to choose between I wd. rather the latter.  On that block of country in question lying between the Lachlan on the East, and the Darling on the west, I would prefer the open plains nearest the hills, as they wd. be equally healthy & wd produce more wool & carry more stock.  All these plains have a sprinkling of salt bush which is enough.  Other plains with only a sprinkling of grass and thickly covered with salt bush is not so desirable for reasons I have already addressed.  If you find

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