Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 324
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floods in Europe, and avoid building on or cultivating alluvial bottoms.
I am glad to hear that the death of the forest has so much increased the grazing capabilities of Camden. I daresay sheep as well as cattle would do well on the dead forest land now: and with wool & lambs it ought to pay better than under cattle. I observe that the floods trouble you with crops of weeds. If they are not of the Bathurst Burr tribe perhaps sheep by crop feeding might keep them down. I have observed that a dock is never seen on a sheep run, varigated thistles are also good for sheep.
My eldest sons (Finley & Allan) have just returned from a three months visit to their stations on the Darling. They have a number of back runs without water, and they