Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 117
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a dry country in the interior.
In buying a station, the best is always the cheapest, it is easier managed, and the returns are larger & more certain, if indeed an indifferent station is not worth while having for sheep. Open plains with belts of timber for shelter is the best character to have, a sprinkling of salt bush is desirable but a superabundance of it with little or no grass is not so good, for although the stock are healthy the fleeces are light, and it requires a much larger area to carry the same stock.
I am afraid that my markings on your maps are of little use, as they are only founded on opinions formed without reliable information.
One of the greatest drawbacks to a very distant new station is the difficulty of management.