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the railway now being constructed from "Port Augusta" to the "Gumms" [possibly Government Gums now known as Farina] and it will be profitable to grow wool there.  But if the freezing of meat succeeds I will leave the cattle to increase;  in fact I am arranging to put 5000 more cattle on the runs. 

It is perhaps foolish at my advanced age to bother about more stations, but I have a large number of relatives both here and in Europe to provide for, and I feel it a duty to do my best for them.  Besides I am somewhat of a speculative cast of mind.  These stations will cost me about £40000 payable in March in cash which I can meet from some money I lent on mortgage, and 

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